Jobs Not Jails is the largest campaign to end mass incarceration in Massachusetts history.
From Mason Square in Springfield to Grove Hall in Boston, people are shut out of real economic opportunity. We are knocked down by addiction and depression, and locked up in a justice system that fails to protect us because it is designed for control instead of treatment or economic opportunity.
We believe that to deny people gainful employment is to deny our very right to exist. That’s why we are building an opportunity economy, where everyone who wants to work can work, and be justly rewarded.
We are calling on our friends, families, and the public to put an end to the New Jim Crow by ending mass incarceration and funding job creation in Massachusetts. We are taking action in the streets and the State House to change the culture and the laws.
Learn more about the laws we’re changing through the Justice Reinvestment Act.