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.
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.
We maintain an ongoing commitment to identify and support criminal justice reform legislation. We imagine a world in which all people are treated with dignity, equity, and justice, and demand it from our elected officials.
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.
We works to empower people who are directly impacted by the criminal punishment system by placing them in positions of leadership and providing the training and resources they need to grow as organizers and activists.
The danger of infection is particularly high for those held hostage by the carceral state
who already endure sub-standard and limited access to healthcare. We are demanding
decarceration and abolition, as a strategy of public health to combat COVID-19.