Press Conference for release of “Cruel & Usual Punishment”

The Prison Justice League (PJL) amplifies the voices of prisoners and their loved ones to end mass incarceration in Texas.

We address the needs of prisoners in Texas, challenge institutions of punishment and hold them accountable for their actions, and serve as a voice for prisoners and the communities most affected by the criminal justice system.

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, grassroots organization that believes in building power among our members and in communities most impacted by institutions of punishment and mass incarceration. All donations are tax-deductible.

Learn more about the work we do by exploring our campaigns. Stay up-to-date on our work by joining our mailing list. We can’t do this work without financial support from individuals concerned about mass incarceration – please consider donating to help further our mission.

What we believe

The Prison Justice League (PJL) envisions a society where the voices of all people regardless of past criminal behavior are included in efforts to create a balanced criminal justice system that ensures public safety and upholds the human rights and safety of Texas prisoners. PJL believes that all individuals are worthy of full participation in civic and community activities and have the ability to determine their own future. As such, we believe that criminal justice reform is a civil rights and social justice movement that is complicated by other societal problems, most importantly structural racism and economic inequality. Our goal is to create a network of active individuals who will be educated, mobilized, and motivated to be the voice for reform in Texas.