Our Projects

Prisoner Support Directory

PARC corresponds with and mails this resource packet 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.

Hunger Strike Solidarity

PARC is a member of the California Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and stands in solidarity with hunger striking prisoners all over the world.  This project offers continuing information and news about the California hunger strike as well as other strikes we are aware of. If you have news of a hunger strike, fill out the contact form and let us know!

Past Projects

Toxic Sweatshops

"Toxic Sweatshops: How UNICOR Prison Recycling Harms Workers, Communities, the Environment, and the Recycling Industry" was released in October 2006. It is an important look into the world of the Prison Industrial Complex and the modern slavery that makes it a mult-milllion dollar a year business.

Prisoner's Voices

With the thousands of letters received from prisoners we are given a window into the lives and experiences of people inside. The letters come in many forms: personal accounts, essays, poetry, etc. We have picked through and chosen the most powerful writings and retyped them unedited so that the public is aware of the terrible abuses and the amazing examples of survival and strength that these prisoners show.

Prisoner Describes His Torture


These drawings were sent to us from a prisoner who is repeatedly tortured by the guards where he is held in a separate segregation unit.  Because he is a convicted sex offender of a child, the guards feel anything they do to him is justified. No one takes into account that this man himself was sexually abused by his own father for at least 7 years when he was a child. This is a classic profile of some sex offenders.

Prison Issues Curriculum

PARC's Prison Issues Curriculum is designed to provide information, stimulate discussion and inspire community action for High School classes. This four part series covers issues such as: the Criminalization of Youth, the Death Penalty, Who's in Prison, and Prison Profits. We are not actively updating the curriculum right now, as we are focusing on other projects. 

Political Prisoners

PARC works with prisoners of all types across the country, but wants to call special attention to high profile prisoners we believe are being kept in prison for political reasons. 

Abdullah, Haki Malik (s/n Michael Green) # C-56123
PO Box 3456, Corcoran, CA 93212

Abu-Jamal, Mumia #AM 8335
SCI-Mahanoy, 301 Morea Rd., Frackville, PA 17932
Birthday: April 24, 1954