Nikki Grant holds a mic at a protest

We can end mass incarceration and care for each other

mobilize with us to bring people home from prison and get our communities the resources they need to thrive

What We Do

Amistad Launches Practical Abolition Animated Series

Sending armed police officers in response to social problems is harmful and counterproductive. But what could take the place of policing? In collaboration with artist and animator Erik Ruin, we staked out a creative path to lift up alternatives.

A photo shows the city of Philadelphia and reads ‘Celebrating Victories, Continuing the Struggle for Care Not Cops’

Amistad Statement on Mobile Crisis Unit Expansion and the Philly Budget

In this year’s Philly budget we expanded non-police mobile crisis teams. Now we must recommit ourselves to fight to take cops out of mental health calls COMPLETELY. Check out our assessment of how we moved the needle and what remains to be done. 

Kris Henderson and Sean Damon of Amistad Law Project stand with Reid and Wyatt Evans

13 People Liberated from PA State Prison

13 people free. 440 years of incarceration ended. Years of work from a vibrant movement pressing on the Board of Pardons and the Governor led to this victory which brought Amistad Law Project clients Francisco Mojica and Reid and Wyatt Evans home.

a report reads pandemic in PA prisonsand shows the COVID 19 virus on top of barbed wire

Fighting to #FreeTheVulnerable in Pennsylvania Prisons

During the pandemic Amistad Law Project has been fighting bring people home from prison to save lives.