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Online Prison Reform Resources

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After Prison: Roadblocks To Reentry - A Report On State Legal Barriers Facing People With Criminal Records; from the Legal Action Resource Center

Cons Helping Cons: is an "online support community for anyone who has left prison, jail, penitentiary, correctional facility, halfway house, or anyone dealing with the aftermath of a criminal past or criminal record."

CATS: Californians to Amend the Three Strikes Law -- CATS (LAW) is a nonprofit organization established to rally Californians with vital information, and expose the issues surrounding California's "Three Strikes" Law.

National Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons -- Incarcerating people for profit is WRONG!

Massachusetts Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition (SHaRC) - A grassroots organization which opposes all new jail/prison construction and/or expansion.

Prison Scholar Fund - The Fund is a small grassroots operation that empowers would-be incarcerated students through direct scholarship support. is a "place for families and friends on the outside, created to be an online community that is specifically designed for families and friends of inmates; inmates; themselves and anyone looking for information, news, and support regarding prisons or prison related issues. Also features blogs and forums.

Incarcerated Veterans Information and Resources Page; from FedCURE, Jul 06

Recording Carceral Landscapes is an investigation of the United States' enormous prison system by artist/geographer Trevor Paglen.

Community Alternatives to Jail Expansion (CAJE) Determined to stop the widescale expansion of incarceration in the United States in local jails.

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Architects / Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) Prison Boycott Campaign

The Re-Entry Policy Council has a resource, Parole Status: State by State, compiled from The Association of Paroling Authorities International, Parole Board Survey 2002

State by State Corrections Statistics; from The National Institute of Corrections

Prison Legal News offers an extensive archive of past issues in downloadable PDF Format

IF YOU KNOW OF A FEDERAL INMATE SUFFERING MEDICAL NEGELECT: Federal CURE (FedCURE) has BOP executive staff designated as liaisons to handle inmate medical issues. You can contact them at: or go to: for more information.

Campaign For Youth Justice works to keep juveniles out of the adult criminla justice system.

Mothers against Arpaio is a group formed by mothers and women whose loved ones have been abused or neglected by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the infamous "Toughest Sheriff in America" of Maricopa County, Arizona.

Understanding Prison Health Care: Fostering competence and compassion in treating prisoners

BOP FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions from The U.S. Bureau of Prisons

National and International Prison Reform Organizations

Advocate 4 Justice, LLC

Prison Talk OnLine - A Prisoner Family Support, Information & Assistance Community Online, featuring forums on a wide variety of prison related issues. Find others in your area to organize, educate, or just lend support to each other.

The Prison Policy Initiative conducts research and advocacy on incarceration policy, starting with the idea that the racial, gender and economic disparities between the prison population and the larger society represent the grounds for a democratic catastrophe.

The Justice Policy Institute is a Washington, DC based think-tank that is committed to reducing society's reliance on incarceration. They publish many fine reports on drug policy and imprisonment issues.

Restorative Justice Online - A systematic response to wrongdoing that emphasizes healing the wounds of victims, offenders and communities caused or revealed by the criminal behavior.

The Equal Justice & Reform Project

PFI Center for Justice and Reconciliation.

Critical Resistance recently hosted The November Coalition at their South Regional Conference and Strategy Session in New Orleans, LA. Check them out for reports and media HERE.

National CURE (Citizens United for rhe Rehabilitation of Errants)

Federal CURE

Federal Prison Policy Project

Prison Legal News

Real Reform 2004: Reform The Rockefeller Drug Laws - represents the advocates, activists, experts and Rockefeller survivors' families who have led the struggle to end New York's inhumane, ineffective and wasteful Rockefeller drug laws.

The Center for Constitutional Law tackles New York prison issues such as affordable phone access for prisoners.

Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC)

Prison Moratorium Project

Western Prison Project

Family and Corrections Network (FCN) is for and about families of prisoners. FCN offers information, training and technical assistance on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, and incarcerated fathers and mothers.

Community Prison Reform Organizations

We do not mantain an online list of local prison reform groups in order to make use of limited resources properly. The Prison Activist Resource Center maintains this invaluable, ongoing project. For extensive lists of regional and other national prison reform organizations, and for referral, visit PARC's website at Prison Activist Resource Center - PARC

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