Who We Are
How We Got Started
Nation Outside was born out of a meeting between collaborating criminal justice advocacy groups. While people who have been directly impacted by the justice system were represented in this groups, there wasn’t a group present with the sole mission of bringing the voices of those who have been most affected by the criminal justice system to the discussion.
Nation Outside believes that those who have been directly impacted by the justice system must have a seat at the table.
Nation Outside seeks to organize and activate people who have experienced incarceration, family, friends, and allies to use their experienced voices to help create more effective policies, a better-informed public, and promote civic engagement among formers and their networks.
Nation Outside is a movement to let policy-makers know that we need policies and systems in place that address root causes, promote healing, and result in more stable communities.