The SAVE Coalition is a group of organizations and individuals dedicated to protecting the U.S. prison, jail and youth detention population--a group that is increasingly vulnerable to violence and abuse since the 1996 enactment of the Prison Litigation Reform Act (PLRA). Members of the SAVE Coalition have studied the impact of the PLRA and developed proposed reforms to the law that do not interfere with its stated purpose: to reduce frivolous litigation by prisoners. Among the groups most adversely affected by the restrictions imposed by the PLRA are juveniles, who could never be considered "frivolous" litigators in the first place. The SAVE Coalition's proposed reforms seek to preserve the rule of law in America's jails, prisons, and youth detention centers and to protect adult and juvenile prisoners from rape, assault, denials of religious freedom, and other constitutional violations by fixing the unintended consequences of the PLRA. MORE INFORMATION >>

 United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
 Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
 Center for Children's Law and Policy
 Juvenile Law Center
 National Juvenile Justice Network
 Human Rights Watch
 Center for Victims of Torture
 American Bar Association
 Drug Policy Alliance
 National Religious Campaign Against Torture
 Sentencing Project
 Legal Aid Society of NY
 Open Society Institute
 Penal Reform International
 Just Detention International
 Prison Legal News
 Public Justice Center
 CURE International
 Prison Law Office
 Private Corrections Institute
 AdvoCare, Inc.
 PA. Institutional Law Project
 Justice Policy Institute
 Prisons Foundation
 Call To Do Justice
 Legal Action Center
 National African American Drug Policy Coalition
 Aleph Institute
 Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs, DC Prisoners' Project

Chase Riveland, former Director of the Colorado and Washington Dept. of Corrections 
Pat Nolan, Prison Fellowship 
Joseph Lehman, former Director of the Pennsylvania, Maine and Washington Dept. of Corrections 
David Keene, Chairman of the American Conservative Union



Do you have personal stories about how the PLRA has impacted you or your family? Please contact Amy Fettig by email or phone (202) 548-6608