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Righting the Wrongs of Injustice

Prison Overcrowding
Overcrowding in Califonria Prisons. Photo: California Corrections / California DOC

For decades, the American Friends Service Committee has worked with immigrants and prisoners in this nation, highlighting the often malicious treatment they face. In 2011, the private prison industry advocated for increasing detentions in many states. AFSC’s research has shown that private prisons have little accountability and poor safety conditions. We oppose profiting off human misery, and have worked to improve prison conditions and reduce the number of people detained.


Private prison in Colorado detains immigrants
AFSC vigil at immigrant the GEO detention center in Aurora, Colo.The GEO detention center, a...
Bonnie Kerness speaking at podium
AFSC's Bonnie Kerness on solitary confinement

Bonnie Kerness, director of AFSC's Prison Watch Project, discusses solitary confinement on New Jersey Network (NJN).

Cambridge Healing Center
Arizona Department of Corrections Lawsuit Resources
Materials to help the reader understand AFSC's lawsuit against the Arizona Department of...
Buried alive prisoner artwork
Buried alive: Long-term isolation in California youth and adult prisons
Published in May 2008 by AFSC's Laura Magnani, this report details the California Department of...