what we do

Education

Utilizing data, storytelling, artistic expression, and research, we educate Arkansans through public events that center the stories and experiences of individuals who are directly impacted by the criminal injustice system.

Public Policy

decARcerate maintains an ongoing commitment to identify and support criminal justice and prison reform legislation. We imagine a world in which all people are treated with dignity, equity, and justice, and demand it from our elected officials.

Campaigns

decARcerate does grassroots organizing and advocacy work, mobilizing communities around issues we collectively care about. Through the work of our campaigns, we seek to create meaningful and systematic change.

Impacted Leaders

decARcerate works to

empower people directly impacted by mass incarceration by placing them in positions of leadership and providing the training and resources they need to grow as organizers.

about us

decARcerate is a nonprofit working to affirm human dignity by confronting unjust systems. We envision a world where equity, healing, and reconciliation replace systems of punishment and oppression.

campaigns

One of the best ways to get involved in our work is to join one of our campaigns. Email one of our campaign chairs to learn how to get plugged in.

end solitary

decARcerate is demanding that Arkansas eliminate solitary confinement, replacing the practice with program-rich communities that support safe, healthy rehabilitation and reintegration into society.

curb debt

decARcerate is working to

end debtor's prisons by attacking the often unbearable burden of fines, fees, and bail. Poverty can no longer justify depriving people of their liberties.

join us

decARcerate is a nonprofit working to affirm human dignity by confronting unjust systems. We envision a world where equity, healing, and reconciliation replace systems of punishment and oppression.