People’s Advocacy Institute

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By engaging local communities in participatory legal support, electoral justice efforts, Peoples Assemblies, Alternatives to Incarceration Trainings, and an intentional process for cultivating ideas and developing solutions, the People’s Advocacy Institute (PAI)  inspires self-determination and community-driven solutions to crime and punitive legal systems.



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Did you know poor Mississippians plead guilty just to get out of jail? We are responding by launching the Mississippi Bail Fund Collective to bail people out of jail and offer compassionate help to reverse the damage their jail stay has caused.You can help us by donating to the NEW Mississippi Bail Fund Collective, a fund created by social workers/attorneys/activists to address the injustices perpetrated by the cash bail system. Click here to learn more.