Category: Resources For Women (return to main resources page)
CCWP raises public consciousness about the cruel and inhumane conditions under which women in prison live and advocates for positive changes. We promote the leadership of and give voice to women prisoners, former prisoners, and their families.
Chicago Books to Women in Prison is a volunteer collective working to distribute books free of charge to women in prison nationwide. We are dedicated to offering women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides. Incarcerated women send us their requests for books directly. We attempt to furnish the requested materials from our stock of donated books. We send three books in each package. We also furnish books directly to prison libraries.
Our mission is to end violence against women and stop imprisonment by providing legal services and supporting prisoner organizing efforts that promote health and justice; working with prisoners, their families and community members on political education and mobilization campaigns; building coalitions to create safety for women and individual accountability without relying on the punishment system; and training the next generation of activists and lawyers committed to working for social justice.
Volunteer group working to identify, interview, select and oversee the preparation and filing of clemency petitions for women in Michigan prisons who have been convicted of murder, but who acted in self-defense of an abuser.
National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all women.
Women in Prison (WIP) is a charity working with women at risk of going to prison, in prison and after release to promote their resettlement, personal development, education and training. We educate the public and policy makers about women in the criminal justice system and we promote alternatives to custody.
WILPF works to create an environment of political, economic, social and psychological freedom for all members of the human community, so that true peace can be enjoyed by all.