Decarceration and Movement Building in Connecticut and New York
Over the last 20 years, advocates (including Katal founders and staff) have advanced impressive criminal justice and drug policy reforms in in Connecticut and New York. In both states, crime rates and prison populations are down, and both states have closed prisons and are frequently cited as models for reform. Yet mass incarceration and the drug war still continue, jail and prison populations remain stubbornly high and more far reaching reforms are still needed. To truly end mass incarceration and the drug war, Katal works on systemic change, building a decarceration agenda in CT and NY to secure health, equity, and justice for everyone.