Freedom & Justice Together


About Us

Decarcerate Louisiana connects people inside and outside of the prison system dedicated for justice and change!


Our History

There is a long legacy of oppression in Louisiana leading to the targeting, criminalizing and imprisoning of racial minorities and poor people. Decarcerate Louisiana started in 2014 when people inside and outside the prison system began supporting one another, organizing, and working for change. 


Our Mission

To connect people inside and outside the prison system; host study circles; work in coalition for legislation that overhauls our penal and criminal justice system while also reinvesting money into our communities; and to ensure that all our members can bring about changes and gain control of their lives.


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Our Work

Organizational Documents

After much collaboration between folks inside and outside Angola Prison, we have completed our organizational documents! 

They are available to read online here.

Ronald's Autobiography

Decarcerate Louisiana Founder and President Ronald Brooks has completed his autobiography about his childhood. 

You can read the Autobiography online.

Or Download the free e-book made by one of our volunteers!

Amend The 13th!

We are actively involved in working to challenge the injustices of the 13th Amendment and end prison slavery. The 13th Amendment abolished slavery except for those committed of a crime. Today's prisons are slavery in America, where prisoners are forced to work for pennies every day.  

Join us in August 2017 to March in Washington,  DC!

Image credit: Heshima Denham

Until Justice Rolls Down

Prisoner Blog

Prisoners on the inside are regularly writing about the work that they are doing, fighting to maintain their humanity and building strong campaigns for justice! Check out our blog where we have writing from folks who are currently incarcerated in Louisiana prisons. 

Click here to read the latest on our blog.

Contact Us

Decarcerate Louisiana

Angola, Louisiana, United States