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Join PARC in Helping to Print the 2020 Directory Campaign!


PARC is inspired by the global attention to the Movement for Black Lives and stands in solidarity with the efforts to #defundthepolice and against racial injustice everywhere. With each 26-page resource directory we mail out, we include positive news of the social awakening for justice happening throughout our communities. Now is the time to get the word out by supporting our 2020 printing!

Support Bo Brown

Bo Brown needs your love. Bo, who has worked tirelessly for her many strong communities for decades, needs you to show up for her, now.


Bo Brown is a lifelong movement-maker and community supporter who is living with Lewy Body Dementia, for which she requires constant care. If
you've never met Bo, you've never seen the profound effect this powerhouse, principled woman has had on everyone around her. 


If you know one thing about Bo, you should know that she knows how to Show Up. Decades of hard work have built an enormous web of community and

Kelly Ann Savage is Free!

We are absolutely thrilled to share that Kelly Savage was released from prison last week!!!

Sparks Fly for BO! May 13th, 2017

Join the Sparks Fly Committee and Prison Activist Resource Center for an vening of Culture and Politics to Support Bo Brown.

Support the PARC 2016 Prisoner Resource Directory!

For the last sixteen years, PARC has corresponded with and mailed a directory of resources to prisoners, their friends, and family members. We are often the first point of contact for people to connect with prisoners' rights organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and the prison abolition movement.

The Genesis of Increasing Incidents of Police Brutality: The War on Drugs

What is the cause of the spiraling increase in police assaults on people whom they should help to protect --- not brutalize or kill? In just the month of March, 2015, American police killed 111 people -- more people than the police in the United Kingdom have killed since the year 1900.[1]

After 4 decades in solitary, Albert Woodfox's release ordered by federal judge

A federal judge in Baton Rouge has called for the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox, the only remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3.

Woodfox, 68, was placed solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and other state facilities for more than 40 years for reasons related to the 1972 murder of prison guard Brent Miller. 

Facebook Now a Place for Prisoners, Too

Civil rights advocates lobbied Facebook to stop automatically deleting all profiles of current American prisoners, The Daily Beast has learned. But the debate on whether someone is too dangerous ever to have one is still raging.

One day at work, Larissa admitted to logging onto Facebook “to see my kids’ Easter pictures.”

She had been put on work furlough because the Alabama Department of Corrections deemed her a low security risk. She was allowed to leave prison to work shifts at a local Burger King.

How Congress Killed One of the Few Lifelines for Former Prisoners -- And Why It's Time to Bring It Back

Congress members are pushing to restore Pell Grants to help prisoners pay for their college education.
 
By Zaid Jilani / AlterNet / June 3, 2015

In 1965, Congress passed Title IV of the Higher Education Act, allowing prison inmates for the first time to apply for Pell Grants to finance their college educations. For decades, tens of thousands of prisoners took advantage of this benefit, using it to finance a path into opportunities after they served their sentences.

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