Academic research and the expertise of communities who have experienced state violence are powerful education tools that fuel the movement to end mass incarceration. Read our published reports here.

Our latest report, “Breaking the Silence: Civil and Human Rights Violations Resulting from Medical Neglect and Abuse of Women of Color in Los Angeles County Jails” was released August 4th, 2015 and highlights the stories of #‎7WomenOfColor‬ who were previously incarcerated.


“Impact of Disproportionate Incarceration of & Violence Against Black People with Mental Health Conditions in the World’s Largest Jail System”, released August 12th, 2014 and included as part of the United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’s review of the United States, highlights the racial discrimination, medical neglect, and human rights violations that are present within the LA County jail system.


Our first report, “A Civilian Review Board for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department” was released May 19th, 2014 and has played a pivotal role in the creation of a Civilian Oversight Commission for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.