The Building Up People Not Prisons coalition is a group of formerly incarcerated women, women with incarcerated loved ones, and allies. Our coalition is steered by Families for Justice as Healing, based in Roxbury, and our membership largely includes people from the most incarcerated communities in Massachusetts. Our organizing flows from and builds on the vision and work of the National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated Women and Girls, which has Sisters throughout the country fighting to end the incarceration of women and girls.

LISTENING TOUR - THE VOICES OF FORMERLY INCARCERATED WOMEN

“There are psychological implications of pretrial period of time and prosecution, and it makes us sick. All of this puts you into a psychological state that is so unhealthy.”