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Fair Fight Initiative
410 E Bay St.
Savannah, Georgia 31401
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Our broken system of justice is a critical public safety issue for everyone including you. Our communities and children are less safe on the streets. Law enforcement is using force and has become militarized. Instead of focusing on rehabilitation, which has proven to reduce crime and enrich communities, our government continues to build more prisons and inflict more punishment on its citizens.
Mass incarceration, violence, and corruption continues to create deep fear and suffering in this country, but it wasn’t always this way. We the people can collectively take action and demand change from our government. Everyone deserves a fair fight in the criminal justice system, and you can be part of the shift from excessive force, punishment, and violence towards more peace, equality, rehabilitation, and redemption.
Fair Fight Initiative’s Mission: Through awareness, education, advocacy, and litigation, the Fair Fight Initiative empowers, legally defends, and protects those directly affected by our broken criminal legal system with a vision to end mass incarceration and the systemic racism that drives America’s addiction to jails and prisons.
Your Donation Today Goes Directly Towards:
Legally defending and protecting people threatened by America’s systemically racist and broken legal systems. This includes mistreatment, neglect, and abuse, which includes representing families who have lost loved ones in custody or jail.
Aggressively advocating and accelerating criminal justice and public safety reform in America and preserving constitutional rights for all people.
Bringing awareness to the public about our broken systems of justice and the systemic practices that keep our country from moving away from mass incarceration.
Educating, empowering, and forming alliances with communities across the country from all walks of life and political preferences to collectively make certain that all law enforcement, government officials, and institutions are held accountable and all people are treated with fairness, dignity, and equality.
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The Fair Fight Initiative is a non-profit a 501(c)(3) committed to combating and exposing:
Unjust Treatment & Incarceration
The lack of accountability for law enforcement officers at all levels of the system, from police, to prosecutors, to prisons, has become a significant stress on our society, fueling the gap between law enforcement and the communities they are charged with protecting. Many communities struggle with how to reform their law enforcement culture toward respect for all people, able to provide equal treatment under the law. Egregious cases of brutality, racism, and inability to appropriately assist those with mental illness have shone a spotlight on these troubling trends. It is critical that these cases of mistreatment be exposed and litigated to ensure a groundswell of public demand for accountability and change.
The Negative Impact of the Profit Motive
The United States incarcerates more people per capita than any other country in the world. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, our prison population increased 700 percent since 1970 to 2.3 million as of 2016. That population boom carries a huge taxpayer burden – more than $80 billion per year – and drove the creation of the private prison industry. The two top players in the private prison industry alone raked in more than $4 billion in 2017. The financial incentive to keep the prisons full and to demonstrate demand for new prisons helps to fuel the unjust law enforcement policies that have had negative social impacts on our society, particularly in communities of color. Further, the financial incentives inherent in the system lead to denial of healthcare, unsafe living conditions, lack of appropriate staffing, and even death of those mistreated while incarcerated. Part of the Fair Fight mission is to educate the public and bring awareness to the many working parts of the broken system of justice and accelerate reform on many fronts. Besides public safety reform, which will help all of us have safer communities, our focus also includes:
- Systemic/Institutional Racism Reform
- Police Reform
- Sheriff Reform
- Mental Healthcare Reform
- Prison Guard Reform
- Bail & Bond Reform
- Healthcare Reform in Jails and Prisons
- Juvenile Justice Reform
- Prosecutorial Reform
- Sentencing Reform
- Prison Condition Reform
- Public Defender Reform
- Probation and Parole Reform
- Public Defender Reform
- and more
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