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
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."
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.
Public Service Council To Abolish Private Prisons --
Incarcerating people for profit is WRONG!
Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition (SHaRC) - A grassroots
organization which opposes all new jail/prison construction and/or
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,
Carceral Landscapes is an investigation of the United
States' enormous prison system by artist/geographer Trevor Paglen.
Alternatives to Jail Expansion (CAJE) Determined
to stop the widescale expansion of incarceration in the
United States in local jails.
Support Federal Prison Reform with ribbons
and bracelets from FPPP.org
/ Designers / Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) Prison
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
Legal News offers an extensive archive of past issues in downloadable
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: Medical@FedCURE.org
or go to: www.fedcure.org/contactmedicalagreement.shtml
for more information.
For Youth Justice works to keep juveniles out of the
adult criminla justice system.
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.
Prison Health Care: Fostering competence and compassion in
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions from The U.S. Bureau of Prisons
National and International Prison Reform Organizations
4 Justice, LLC
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.
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
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
Justice Online - A systematic response to wrongdoing that
emphasizes healing the wounds of victims, offenders and communities
caused or revealed by the criminal behavior.
Equal Justice & Reform Project
for Justice and Reconciliation.
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.
CURE (Citizens United for rhe Rehabilitation of Errants)
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.
for Constitutional Law tackles New York prison issues such
as affordable phone access for prisoners.
Activist Resource Center (PARC)
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
Activist Resource Center - PARC