Resource Directory


American Civil Liberties Union - Criminal justice, cyber-liberties, death penalty, disability rights, drug policy, free speech, HIV/AIDS, immigrant rights, lesbian and gay rights, national security, police practices, prisons, privacy, racial equality, religious liberty, reproductive rights, students rights, voting rights, women's rights, and workplace rights.

Anarchist Black Cross

The Anarchist Black Cross has sought to bring attention to the plight of all prisoners and to inspire an Anarchist resistance and support movement on the outside. We fund-raise on behalf of prisoners or defense committees in need of funds for legal cases or otherwise, and organize demonstrations.

Black Radical Congress

The BRC seeks to bring together various political forces, organizations, and diverse individuals to discuss our common problems, visions, and solutions.

Broken Chains

Support network for inmates in Texas prisons and their families.

Unauthorized Federal Prison Manual - Survival guide focused on prisoners' rights, federal prison system, leading criminal defense attorneys, and

California Prison Focus

Resources and project provided by groups working for prisoners' rights, alternatives to incarceration, prisoner support and prison abolition.

Canadian Correctional Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy Program helps the Correctional Service of Canada to meet national and international commitments with respect to the promotion of religious rights and obligations of offenders. The Program is administered by CSC's Chaplaincy Division, which serves as liaison between CSC and the various faith communities in Canada that are represented on the Interfaith committee on Chaplaincy.

Canadian Federal Inmates

A website was created for the purpose of providing Canadian Federal Inmates' and their Families' with a means of communication to the outside world, this to assist Canadian Federal Inmates' to access rehabilitation within the system and to expose any incidents / situations contrary to this statutory right!

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

The mission of the Carr Center, like the Kennedy School, is to train future leaders for careers in public service and to apply first-class research to the solution of public policy problems. Our research, teaching and writing are guided by a commitment to make human rights principles central to the formulation of good public policy in United States and throughout the world.

Corrections/Forensics Mental Health Links

Dedicated to those who have issues with the correctional system as well as with mental health services. Some of the people with whom we work have been acquitted of crimes committed on the basis that they were

D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project

The mission of D.C. Prisoners' Legal Services Project is to advocate for the humane treatment and dignity of all persons convicted or charged -- or formerly convicted -- with a criminal offense under District of Columbia law, to assist their family members with prison-related issues, and to encourage progressive criminal justice reform.

Work includes the socialization of human rights related information and analysis through the internet and other media, the promotion of prosecutions of human rights violators and the support of local human rights NGOs and activists. Prison Consulting Services

Whether you're rich, poor, old, young, famous or an average Joe, Dr. Prison wants to give you the know-how to get through prison. Dr. Prison knows prison life, not as a mere spectator like a lawyer or judge, but as someone who has served extensive time in several prisons. Dr. Prison's consultation is not based on some "prison logic" from television or movies, but personal experience with enduring all facets of prison life. Furthermore, the information, knowledge, and educated advice from Dr. Prison will not merely give you confidence; it WILL save your life. Recently, Martha Stewart made it through a 5-month prison sentence with flying colors thanks to a consultation service like this. With the help of Dr. Prison, you too can survive prison and get back to your life. Knowledge is the key!

Earth Liberation Prisoners

The Earth Liberation Prisoners Support Network exists to provide information on people imprisoned for actions in defense of the earth and its inhabitants. We include people, animal and earth liberationists, those fighting on anti-nuclear and peace issues, indigenous struggles, anti-fascists, MOVE prisoners and more.

Family & Corrections Network

Since 1983 Family and Corrections Network has provided ways for those concerned with families of prisoners to share information and experiences in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We have done this through publishing, sponsoring conferences, liaison with other agencies, presentations, and consultation. We have published information on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers, hospitality programs and a variety of other topics. Our mission is to uphold the value of families of prisoners.

Human Rights Web - includes history of the human rights movement, information on prisoners of conscience, and more.

Human Rights Campaign

The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against GLBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.

Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world. We stand with victims and activists to prevent discrimination, to uphold political freedom, to protect people from inhumane conduct in wartime, and to bring offenders to justice.

Inside Circle Foundation

ICF, a not-for-profit organization created by inmates and ex-convicts, is dedicated to the personal growth of men in prison. The immediate goal is a reduction of prison violence and lower recidivism when inmates parole. The long- term goal is to let these men heal, and achieve meaningful lives. Contributions to ICF are deductible for US and California tax purposes.

Jews in Prison

Every faith group is represented in the prison population and each group has its specific needs and associated problems. Some of these problems are not necessarily unique to a particular faith group. The goal of this web site is to attempt to provide support before, during, and after incarceration to both the Jewish inmates and their families and friends. By providing this forum for communication, our prayer and hope is that the pain of incarceration for all concerned will be eased. As it says in Proverbs, chapter 12, verse 25; "Problems of the heart you should speak." The commentaries explain that by speaking with others it makes the problems that much easier.

Jubilee Campaign

Jubilee Campaign USA promotes the human rights and religious liberty of ethnic and religious minorities in countries which imprison, terrorize or otherwise oppress them. We advocate the release of prisoners of conscience and the change of laws as necessary to effect these purposes. Jubilee also advocates against the exploitation of children, paying particular attention to the sex industry in Asia.

Justice For All

Justice for All provides non-profit support services to California prisoners, families & attorneys. We strive for a society in which prisons would not be needed and could not be justified. In order to counter the institutions which devalue the human spirit, we must organize and agitate on every level, and in every arena.

Lady Scrape Kay Carpool Inc. {LSK}

Offering to transport those who wish to visit incarcerated inmates throughout California; Parts of Arizona, Mississippi & Oklahoma.

Loving A Convict (L.A.C.)

Loving A Convict( LAC) wants to help and support our loved ones Anyway we can!!

Making The Walls Transparent

Federal Marijuana Ex-Prisoner Gary Waid, over 3000 Florida prisoners, a number of out-of-state prisoners, their families, a few attorneys, some Florida reporters, a growing contingent of courageous officers, ex-officers, reformed felons, and myself have been compiling information ever since nine guards 'allegedly' brutally beat and kicked prisoner Frank Valdes to death in July 1999. Therefore, this site is dedicated to Mr. Frank Valdes, whose death opened our eyes so that the walls began to fade and we could see inside: To Mr. Gary Brooks Waid, whose spirit has motivated so many and whose stories make us think; to all the men and women inside the prisons of America, be they officers or prisoners, because they face such negative energy day after difficult day that all of them need the energy of Love: And most of all dear reader, this site is dedicated to you - for when the change comes, it will be because you got educated and got involved.


The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund was founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas and is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society.

Native American Rights Fund

Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit law firm dedicated to asserting and defending the rights of Indian tribes, organizations and individuals nationwide.

Native Web

Resources for Native Americans. Includes a wealth of information regarding Native American rights, as well as information about Randall Trapp, et al. v. Commissioner DuBois, et al. Massachusetts Superior Court (Worcester, Civil No. 95-0779)Appeals Court, No. 2000-P-1640.

Nevada C.U.R.E.

We are a support and advocacy group of individuals whose life has been negatively affected by Nevada's criminal justice system. We offer compassionate caring and information to help inmates, their families, and friends navigate the system.

Newark Success

NewarkSuccess is an interactive database of community resources for people leaving prison and their families in the Newark, NJ area. NewarkSuccess shows information about programs and services, and where we have direct experience, evaluations of those programs made by former prisoners. We need your help to let us know how these programs and services worked for you and for those you know.

P.A.T.R.I.C.K. Crusade

The People Aligned to Replace Injustice and Cruelty with Knowledge (PATRICK) Crusade is a human rights organization dedicated to the protection of human rights for all people. We believe human rights should be real for everyone simply because they are human beings. The PATRICK Crusade consists of a group of people committed to making a peaceful change in the policies and procedures that direct the actions of those responsible for operating our courts and our State and Federal prison systems. Our efforts are directed at educating those who are unaware of the injustices and human rights abuses that occur in these systems everyday all across the country. The PATRICK CRUSADE is aware, from firsthand experience, of the extent and viciousness of these abuses.

Political Prisoners - A Blog for Inmates

This blog is a place where inmates can express themselves and communicate in some fashion with the outside world. Please use this site as a reference for people to find inmates to write to, as all of these entries are genuine and unedited.

Prison Activist Resource Center

PARC is a prison abolitionist all volunteer grass roots group committed to exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism of the prison industrial complex.

Prison Justice: Brotherhood Report

Since 2001, this has been the website for a report on racism at a medium-security prison in Indiana: "The Brotherhood: Racism and Intimidation among Prison Staff at the Indiana Correctional Facility-Putnamville." By clicking on the Brotherhood Report link, you can read the entire report, including the epilogue and appendices. We are now in the process of building a new website devoted to oversight of the Indiana prison system.

Prison Reformer

News and resources on the prison industrial complex

Prisoner Assistance Center

Our mission is to provide quality criminal justice services to inmates in all New York Jails and Prisons and their families. We strive to help prisoners obtain freedom in and out of jail. Inmates need help so that they may be successful upon their eventual release and also need guidance while in prison to avoid the pitfalls and dangers of being incarcerated in New York's prison warehousing industry. The families need help and guidance in many areas as well. We are here to help.

Prisoner Assistant

Prisoner Assistant is a financial concierge company designed exclusively for prisoners. It is the first and only company of its kind. Prisoner Assistant is a leader in Rehabilitation and Re-entry planning services for those incarcerated in the United States. They go well beyond the traditional approach of theoretical education and marginal preparation. They empower the prisoner, and allow them to take control of the direction of their lives. Prisoner Assistant takes a unique approach to assisting prisoners. At the heart of their service is a bank account for each of their clients. This gives the prisoner the freedom to manage their finances and teaches financial responsibility. They then provide a full range of professional services geared toward rehabilitation and re-entry planning. These services include, but are not limited to, Banking and Finance, Virtual Office, Prisoner Concierge, Graphic Design, Social Media, Credit Building and Business Development.

Prisoner Express

The Prisoner Express program, sponsored by the Durland Alternatives Library, promotes rehabilitation by offering inmates information, education and the opportunity for creative self-expression in a public forum. Participation in this program fosters self-exploration, enrichment and knowledge. The Durland Alternatives Library has a number of ongoing programs as parts of its Prisoners Express project. Incarceration is an expensive proposition for taxpayers. Since the prison system is lacking the tools to ensure the effective rehabilitation of inmates, our program is designed to aid men and women wishing to improve themselves and to offer an outlet for their creativity.

(PIN) is a non-profit, all volunteer organization established in 1995 to provide support for Utah's currently incarcerated, former inmates, and their families.

Prisoners' Wives Girlfriends and Partners

The mission of PWGP is to address the needs of those with an incarcerated partner, serve as a resource for families, provide opportunities for advocacy and collaborate with the community to enhance public awareness to eliminate stigma. PWGP promotes healthy relationships through education, support, and fellowship, preparing partners for reintegration and reunification, working under the belief that keeping families together aids in reducing recidivism.

A highly visited website with many ongoing discussions on prison topics.

Save a Life

It's important to engage the right professional support from the moment your loved one is detained; and from people who understand the political environment and sensitivities of their internment. Foreign Prisoner Support Service was established in 1995 as a volunteer prison advocacy service to families whose loved ones are interned in foreign countries. We have a strong, positive working relationship with International Diplomatic Departments and a broad based network of support from Government, Non-Government, Legal and Judiciary authorities, Psychologists and Counselors, Security advisors, Media, Humanitarian agencies and like-minded professionals. The FPSS is your first stop in finding out how you can best assist your loved ones in crisis. The FPSS have successfully campaigned for hundreds of cases over the years, as well as providing ongoing advocacy and 24 hour assistance to the loves ones of those incarcerated.

Support Native Prisoners

Site is geared toward helping Native American inmates. Site has sections for Native American art, crafts, beadwork and writings.

TGI Justice Project

The Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project's mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant/genderqueer and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.

The Action Committee for Women in Prison

Advocates for the humane and compassionate treatment of all incarcerated women; Collaborates with other organizations dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system; Works for the release of individual women prisoners who pose no danger to society; Informs and educates the public; Promotes a shift of focus from punishment to rehabilitation and restorative justice.

The Best of The Other Side of the Wall

The Other Side of the Wall was established in 1995. For nine years, it provided news, articles, and resources affecting prisoners in California and across the United States.

The Legal Action Center

The only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

The Lighthouse Resource Center

We offer inmates the opportunity to show appreciation to families by allowing them to send gifts to their families. Gifts are not the only thing here at The Lighthouse Resource Center, we have resources.

The NAACP Legal Defense Fund

The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund is America's legal counsel on issues of race. Through advocacy and litigation, LDF focuses on issues of education, voter protection, economic justice and criminal justice. We encourage students to embark on careers in the public interest through scholarship and internship programs. LDF pursues racial justice to move our nation toward a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.