Reliable information about Arkansas' criminal punishment system is difficult to come by. We are committed to providing political education that helps diagnose our current situation and helps to articulate potential solutions. The research, analysis, and storytelling offered below is an attempt to build a shared language and framework so that we can better understand how we got here, where we're going together as we collectively organize to end unjust systems that marginalize, oppress, and exploit.


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Intended as a tool for journalists, researchers, and the public at large, decARcerate's Digital Archive is a centralized space for studies, reports, and other forms of information related to the criminal injustice system (both nationally and in Arkansas. 


digital archive


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Dr. Lisa Corrigan

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Paul Kelly

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Sen. Joyce Elliott

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Mateya (Teya) Kelley

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Ruby Welch

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Rev. Traci Blackmon

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Hon. Rev. Wendell Griffen

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Blake Strode

our reports

In 2019, we expanded our work
to affirm human dignity by confronting unjust systems. 
A Pin Prick of Light details our work from 2019.

A Pin Prick of Light

Signed Into Law summarizes legislation passed in the 2019 Legislative Session that is pertinent to the work of

criminal justice & prison reform.

Signed Into Law

Solitary Confinement in Arkansas Prisons takes a deep look at the Arkansas Department of Correction's use of solitary confinement. .

Solitary Report