Prisoner Support Resources

All of Us or None "A national organizing initiative of prisoners, former prisoners and felons, to combat the many forms of discrimination that we face as the result of felony convictions."
ACLU Prisoners Rights "The only national litigation program on behalf of prisoners."
AFSC Stopmax "To promote and support a national movement to end the use of solitary confinement and related forms of torture in US prisons."
Anarchist Black Cross Federation "In May of 1995, a small group of ABC collectives merged into a Federation whose aim was to focus on the overall support and defense of U.S. Political Prisoners/Prisoners of War."
Battered Women’s Justice Project "Provides resources for advocates, battered women, legal and justice system personnel, policymakers, and others engaged in the justice system response to domestic violence."
Books to prisoners programs in North America
Break the Chains "A news and discussion forum for supporters of political prisoners, prisoners of war, politicized social prisoners, and victims of police and state intimidation."
Buddhist Peace Fellowship – Transformative Justice Program "Committed to working with prisoners, their families, and all other persons associated with the prison system to address the systemic violence within the prison-industrial complex."
Campaign to End the Death Penalty "The only national membership-driven, chapter-based grassroots organization dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment in the United States."
Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents "Their mission is the prevention of intergenerational crime and incarceration."
Critical Resistance "Seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe."
CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants "A grassroots organization that believes prisons should be used only for those who absolutely must be incarcerated and that those who are incarcerated should have all of the resources they need to turn their lives around."
Death Penalty Focus "One of the largest nonprofit advocacy organizations in the nation dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment through public education; grassroots and political organizing; original research; media outreach; local, state and nationwide coalition building; and the education of religious, legislative and civic leaders about the death penalty and its alternatives."
Directory of State Prison Librarians "Listing of Librarians by State - Directory of State Prison Libraries"
FAMM, Families Against Mandatory Minimums "The national voice for fair and proportionate sentencing laws."
Families United for Prison Reform "Created to bring about change, not only to laws and policies, but also to public perceptions regarding prisons, prisoners, and the criminal justice system."
Fortune Society "Working to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society."
Free Battered Women "Seeks to end the re-victimization of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as part of the movement for racial justice and the struggle to resist all forms of intimate partner violence against women and transgender people."
Jericho Movement "A movement with the defined goal of gaining recognition of the fact that political prisoners and prisoners of war exist inside of the United States despite the United States’ government’s continued denial."
Justice Now "Our mission is to end violence against women and stop their imprisonment. "
Legal Aid Society "The nation's oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent."
LockedOut "Resource list for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer prisoners."
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women "Working for justice for battered women charged with crimes."
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty "Our mission is to abolish the death penalty in the U.S. and support efforts to abolish the death penalty worldwide."
National HCV Prison Coalition "Formed to bring together organizations and individuals interested in raising awareness and providing support to prisoners who are suffering from hepatitis and HIV/HCV coinfection."
National Lawyers Guild – Prison Project "Members nationwide share experiences and connect around prison law work; help fill prisoner requests for the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook."
National Prison Hospice "Promotes hospice care for terminally ill prisoners."
National Resource Center on Children and Families of the Incarcerated "The oldest and largest organization in the U.S. focused on children and families of the incarcerated and programs that serve them."
November Coalition "Working to end drug war injustice, a non-profit grassroots organization, was founded in 1997."
Prison Activist Resource Center "A prison abolitionist all volunteer grass roots group committed to exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism of the prison industrial complex."
Prison Art "Created to provide an online outlet for the sale of artwork and crafts created by prisoners. Prisoner artists from throughout the U.S. can post their works within."
Prison Legal News "An independent 56-page monthly magazine that provides a cutting edge review and analysis of prisoner rights, court rulings and news about prison issues."
Prisoner Visitation and Support "A volunteer visitation program to Federal and Military prisoners throughout the United States."
Prisons Foundation "One of the oldest and most established 501 (c)(3) nonprofit prisoner art advocacy groups in the nation."
Sentencing Project "Working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration."
TGI Justice Project "Mission is to challenge and end the human rights abuses committed against transgender, gender variant, genderqueer and people with intersex conditions in California prisons and beyond."
Women’s Prison Association "A service and advocacy organization committed to helping women with criminal justice histories realize new possibilities for themselves and their families."

Last updated August 28, 2009