Links for families and and those in the system.
Books to Prisoners: Nonprofit providing books for people in prison.
Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul: Distributing the book inside prison.
Delphi Forums: A number of forums providing support to prisoners and their families.
Exponents: Nonprofit organization in New York assisting in transition from prison to outside life.
Family and Corrections Network: Focuses on families and the criminal justice system.
Families of Incarcerated Individuals: E-groups discussion forum (must register).
Families Outside the Walls: Dedicated to the families and friends of prisoners.
Inside Out: Resource network for prisoners and families.
Locked Out: Providing books and support for transgendered, bisexual, lesbian, and gay prisoners.
Northern California Service League: Provides transitional help for those who have been in jail or prison.
The Other Prisoners: Families of prisoners.
Outsiders Looking In: A book that advertises help for families of prisoners.
Prison Library Project: Providing support for prisoners.
Prisoners: Issues, articles, information, support, writing by prisoners. Focuses on Pennsylvania.
Prisoners Resource Clearinghouse: Christian group providing a variety of practical services to prisoners.
Pro-Family Advocates: Supports California prisoners and their families, particularly with family visiting restrictions.
Raze the Walls: Prisoner run advocacy group.
Reconciliation: Information about services provided for families of inmates in Tennessee.
Restitution, Inc.: Helping prisoners make restitution.
United Families of Prisoners: Support for families with loved ones in prison.
Yahoo Clubs: A variety of discussion groups offering support and information.
Correctional Educational Connections: Giving voices and choices to prisoners.
Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Programs: Paper studying computer assisted programs in prison.
Correctional Education for Learning Disabled: Articles from the National Adult Literacy and Learning Disabilities Center.
Corrections Education Research Center: University of Minnesota institute on education in prison.
Computers and Prisoners: Issues relating to education and rehabilitation.
Creative Writing at Cotton Prison: Educational resources, project description, and examples of prisoner writing.
Prison Project: A report on a unique telecommunications project between a West Virginia school and the state penitentiary.
Stillwater Prison Literacy Project: The prison literacy project at Minnesota's Stillwater prison.
WSR Computer Project: An article by Paul Wright on the computer project for prisoners in Washington State.
Women Breaking the Cycle of Prison: Teaching skills to women prisoners to reduce recidivism.
Surviving the criminal justice system.
Surviving Incarceration: Davrie Communications helps assist those entering federal prison. Promises to answer questions.
Hillary Clinton's Pen Pal: Dr. Reinhold Aman wrote a combination dictionary and survival guide as a result of his experience as a federal prisoner. This page presents excerpts from his book.
Pardon Me!: Information on federal and state pardons.
Prisoner's Handbook: Twenty rules to follow from long term prisoners in Pennsylvania.
Prisoners Wives Handbook: A guide for family and friends of tthe incarcerated.
What to Expect . . . If sent to Mississippi's Parchman State Prison. A guide from a prison chaplain.
AIDS and HIV Infection in Prisoners: UCSF Fact sheet discussing health, prison policies, compassionate release, and other issues.
Centerforce Health Programs: AIDS prevention in prisons.
Concord Experiment: Follow up to Timothy Leary's experiments with prison inmates using psilocybin.
Correctional HIV Consortium: The only national nonprofit organization providing services relating to HIV and TB in prisons.
Factsheet on HIV Positive Inmates: The needs of an HIV+ inmate in prison.
HIV in Illinois Prisons: A report by the Center for Disease Control with subsequent correspondence to corrections department.
HIV Insite: Comprehensive information from UCSF
HIV / AIDS in Prisons: The legal and ethical issues.
HIV Policy and Law: Canadian organization concerned with policy and legal responses to AIDS, including issues affecting prisons and the criminal justice system.
HIV Prison Issues: Focusing on Canada.
Junk in the Joint: The prison drug scene.
Lancet: A bibliography of the articles appearing in the British medical journal relating to health care in jails and prisons
Mental Retardation and Criminal Justice: Questions and answers.
National Commission on Correctional Health Care: Correctional care.
Open Letter to Prison Doctors: An article from this site by Dr. Anna DeGroot, on working with women prisoners with AIDS.
Prisoners and HIV / AIDS: News and information from The Body.
Prison Violence, Inmate Suicide, Self-Injury: A scientific study of how prisoners respond to institutional violence.
Prison Rape: A wake-up call.
Sick Justice: Special report on Indiana's criminal justice system and the mentally ill.
Stop Prisoner Rape: Preventing sexual violence in prison; extensive and detailed source of information.
Weightlifting In Prisons: All the information that one could want -- including legal, physical, and psychological material.
What Are Inmates' HIV Prevention Needs? Questions and answers.
WHO Guidelines HIV in prison.
Women in Prison: Policy issues relating to sexual abuse, health care, and other issues affecting women prisoners.
California Code of Regulations: Title 15 of this Code governs the state prison system.
Congressional Research Service: Findlaw provides these annotations to the constitution.
The Eighth Amendment: "Talk of the Nation" realaudio program (1996) examining prison conditions, criminal justice issues, and the Eighth Amendment prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment.
Habeas & Prison Litigation Case Law Update Newsletter of the Federal Judicial Center, 1996 to 1998.
Law and Prisons/Prisoners Legal decisions and papers.
Prison Law Office: Information about the leading office assisting California state prisoners. Self help materials include manuals on habeas corpus and parolee rights.
Prison Law Project: National Lawyer's Guild.
Prisoner Law: Professor Teresa Miller's site, with information on jailhouse lawyering, immigration detention, and her film forum.
Resource Guide to Managing Prisoner Civil Rights Litigation: Federal Judicial Center, lengthy document in pdf format written in light of Prison Litigation Reform Act.
Southern Center for Human Rights: Prison and jail report of the SCHR.
California Attorneys for Criminal Justice: A leading association of defense attorneys.
Campaign for Equity-Restorative Justice: Campaign focusing on fairness and equity as basic components of justice.
Criminal Justice Consortium: Changing public policies that result in an over-reliance on incarceration.
Criminal Justice Links: Comprehensive list of criminal justice information and resources.
CURE Prison and criminal justice reform.
Families to Amend California's Three Strikes Law: Action to change this law.
National Center on Institutions and Alternatives: Research and the development of criminal justice alternatives.
Sentencing Project: Criminal justice policy analysis, data and program information.
YC'B'TAL Justice Institute: Former CACJ president James Thomson.
Beat Within: Witing and art from juvenile offenders.
Cell Door: An internet magazine written by prisoners for the outside world.
The Dagger: Prison issue of this online zine.
Journal of Prisoners on Prisons: Scholarly publication including the accounts, experiences, and analysis of prisoners.
Prison Connections: The online journal of the Western Massachusetts Prison Issues Group.
Prison Legal News: A journal by prisoners keeping track of the law.
Voices Behind the Walls: Newsletter by Pennsylvania prisoners.
Walking Steel: Online newsletter of the Committee to End the Marion Lockdown.
Women Speak Out: From prison and on death row, a prison journal by and for women.
Arkansis Inmate Collective: Showcases works written by Arkansas prisoners.
Art Behind Bars: Art project from Monroe County jail -- with a t-shirt for sale.
Bah Bah Black Sheep: Letters from a prisoner to home.
Break Through Productions: Writing by Ronald Bell.
Bruce Franklin: Contains essays exploring prison writing
Gallery: Art from behind the wall.
How to Make Jail Hot Chocolate: And other art work.
I Know Why the Caged Lion Roars: A mother's journal. Also has informatiion on Native American and other prisoners.
Keepers and the Caged: A book of voices from both sides of the prison experience. Includes sample chapters.
Larry Jeffries: Essays by a prisoner.
Poems from the Pen: Poetry from inside.
Prison Abolition: Writing from Canada about the prison experience, excerpted from the book of the same name.
Prison Scene: Photography of Herman Krieger.
PrisonZone: Art, poetry, and other information on prisoners.
Steven Dubov: Art and sculpture by prisoner serving life without parole.
Twenty Guns & Booze: A visit to the Louisiana State Penitentiary rodeo. (Ducts Magazine, Spring 2000.)
Voice of the Prisoner: Art and poetry by prisoners. The site also includes personals from prisoners seeking correspondence or attorneys.
The Walls: Experiences at the Missouri State Penitentiary in the 1960s
After RFRA: An article from this site discussing the religious rights of prisoners in light of the Supreme Court case overturning the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Aleph Institute: Information and support concerning the religious practice of Jewish prisoners.
Alex Montana: Religious rights of Native American prisoner in Texas.
Angulimala: Buddhist prison chaplaincy in the United King.0 3
Buddhist Peace Fellowship: Their prison project.
Catholic Prison Ministry: Australian ministry.
Dove's Nest: Working with women prisoners from a Christian perspective.
Engaged Zen: Buddhist prison ministry.
Jews In Prison: Information for Jewish Prisoners.
I Was in Prison: Message of the pope to prisoners, July 12, 2000.
Johnny C-Note's Joint: Not a stranger to life inside, this page includes his version of the Bible.
Lighthouse Ministry: Working in jails and prisons.
Native American Circle: Religious practice of Native American prisoners in Oregon prisons.
Native American Prisoner Support: Database and information relating to religious practice in prison.
Nuhearts: Christian site, featuring art, poetry, stories, recipies, family support resources and more.
Pastors to Prisoners: Support for ministers working in prisons.
Prison Sangha: Buddhist teachings, including those on death row.
Prisoners of Hope: Prison ministry.
Religion Behind Bars: A 1995 summary of the religious rights of prisoners.
Sapawiyaka: Native American spiritual group from a South Dakota prison.
Torah Perspective on Incarceration: Paper by Rabbi Sholom D. Lipskar.
Transcendental Meditation: In prison.
Travelling the Spiritual Path: The struggle for Native American religious freedom in prison.
Visions for Prisons: Uses attitudinal healing and deep meditation to promote peace in prisons.
The links found on this website are not endorsed by us and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of this organization or Magdalana Grace Burke