An innovative research project that maps and documents the human and fiscal costs of mass incarceration in Los Angeles and beyond.
We analyze local arrest and jail data, conduct oral histories with system-impacted persons, and compile an unprecedented archive of historical records that detail the five decades of mass incarceration.
Who We Serve
Those directly impacted by policing and incarceration, advocacy groups, and community-based organizations working to decarcerate California.
Mission and Goals
Respond to community calls for research on mass incarceration, build community and student capacity to understand and conduct research related to mass incarceration, and contribute to community driven policy efforts around decarceration