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The Decarceration Collective is a premier collective of lawyers, community organizers, policy analysts, and crisis managers working to dismantle a system that privileges prisons over people. We provide federal criminal defense and strategic communications and public relations counsel. With offices in Chicago and New York, we serve individual, public and nonprofit clients throughout the United States. We have a singular mission: Cut carceral culture. Construct community.

We’ve been fighting for people and dismantling mass incarceration for a while. Here’s where we’ve shown up: