WHO WE ARE
The Formerly Incarcerated & Convicted People and Families Movement (FICPFM) is a network of over 50 civil and human rights organizations led by people who have conviction histories and their family members. Committed to transforming society by transforming the criminal justice system, we advocate legislatively, judicially and through direct organizing in the communities where we live and serve. Working collaboratively and using multiple approaches, we have been deeply successful in securing alternatives to criminalization, restoring the rights of those previously criminalized by the system and shifting the dominant narrative on who people with conviction histories and their loved ones are. We envision, ultimately, a society in which prisons do not exist.
There are tens of millions of people in the United States suffering the collateral consequences of a felony conviction. We are people who have been charged, convicted and branded with an arrest and conviction history. Millions of us have served prison time, and it is estimated that 600,000 people will be released from prison per year for the next five years while millions more will be placed on probation and face the extremely low standards of guilt for a probation violation. Learn More →