Pelican Bay Hunger Strike

On July 1st, 2011 prisoners at Pelican Bay went on hunger strike to protest the cruel, inhumane and tortuous conditions of their imprisonment. Learn More About Their Struggle

PARC Resource Directory

Our twenty-four page resource guide is used by over 50,000 prisoners a year all across the United States. Learn More

Prisoner Describes His Torture

These drawings were sent to us from a prisoner who is repeatedly tortured by the guards. Learn more

2014 PARC Directory

PARC corresponds with and mails a directory of resources to prisoners, their friends and family members. 

Download a PDF copy of the 2014 Resource Guide today!

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Annual Campaign to Print the 2015 Resource Directory

Over the past year, we were able to answer the 90+ requests we receive a week and send out over 4,500 copies of our 2014 Resource Directory to prisoners and their families all across the country.

Justice Anthony Kennedy: Solitary Confinement 'Literally Drives Men Mad

The inmates and prison activists fighting solitary confinement have Supreme Court Justice and key swing vote Anthony Kennedy on their side.

While speaking before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and Federal Government on Monday, Kennedy blasted the U.S. prison system for isolating inmates.

Open Letter from Assata: I am a 20th Century Escaped Slave

originally published in CounterPunch

Please take the time to read and spread this open letter to the media from Assata Shakur, exiled former Panther in Cuba.  Assata’s story is a perfect example of the racist injustice meted out by this government and its so-called law enforcement agencies.  I’m worried about our courageous sister, who has a $2 million bounty on her life, now that the U.S. has opened the door to Cuba.  Hands off Assata!!

I am a 20th Century Escaped Slave


Why Is California Keeping Kelly Savage in Prison for a Crime She Didn't Commit?

Kelly Savage had been planning her escape. She and her two children were going to take the 7:45 am bus from Porterville, in California's Central Valley, to Los Angeles. There, her sister would help them hide from Mark Savage, the husband whose brutal assaults Kelly had suffered for the past three years.

But 15 hours before their escape, while she was running last-minute errands, her husband beat her 3-and-a-half-year-old son Justin. The boy died. Both Mark and Kelly were arrested.

Protect Freedom of Speech and Keep Mumia on the Air!


The State of Pennsylvania is threatening Mumia's Right to Speak

Prison Radio Has Launched a Campaign to Defend First Amendment Rights, and You Can Help.

Last week PA Governor Tom Corbett signed SB508 into law, effective immediately, which allows the State Attorney General or District Attorney to file a court injunction and prevent prisoners from speaking publicly. This bill specifically targets Mumia Abu-Jamal.

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