PARC corresponds with and mails a directory of these 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.

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Resource Category
Freebird Publishers

Freebird Publishers offers prisoner publications including titles such as Inmate Shopper, Cell Chef Cookbook, Life With A Record, Start Thinking Outside Prison, and other books, guides, newsletters, collectible artwork photos, greeting cards, and niche items created for and by incarcerated individuals. Send for their packet of color brochures, and include a pre-addresses stamped envelope for faster service.

Vendors and Publishers
Freedom Education Project Puget Sound

The FEPPS program offers a rigorous college program inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women leading to an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree. The cclasses are taught by professors from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College, Evergreen State College, University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Washington
Friends Committee on Legislation of California

Quaker founded group that advocates and lobbies for CA state laws that are just, compassionate, and respectful of the inherent worth of every person. They publish a free quarterly periodical, the FCLCA Newsletter, which keeps track of pending legislation.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
Friends Outside

Friends Outside provides services and support to visitors at each California State Prison, and are located outside the prison walls but on prison grounds (usually adjacent to the visitor parking lots). Visitor Centers provide childcare, transportation, information and resources, and a restful and welcoming place to stop for a moment before and after visits. Does not usually respond to letters.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of Criminal Procedure

The Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (ARCP) 45th Ed, July 2016, 1000+ pages) is $25 if shipped directly to prisoners, $85 for all others. The ARCP provides readers with objective, concise and accurate overview of criminal procedure and recent case-law decisions in the United States Supreme Court and each of the 12 Federal Circuit Courts. The $25 discounted rate is only honored for orders sent directly to correctional facilities. Refunds are not available. Orders are shipped USPS, so please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Tax must be included if shipping to DC (5.75%), VA (5.0%), MD (6%), NY (7.0%), TN (7% state & 2.25% local) and PA (6.0% or 7.0% if sent to Philadelphia or Allegheny County.)

PARC Recommended Legal and Educational Prison Books
Georgia Innocence Project

Accepts cases of actual innocence in Georgia and Alabama; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; no sentence requirements.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Georgia
Georgia Innocence Project

Accepts cases of actual innocence in Georgia and Alabama; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; no sentence requirements.

Innocence Projects
GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy and education, GLAD works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status and sexual orientation. As part of this work, GLAD handles legal issues involving GLBTQ and HIV positive prisoners.  Will refer out non-New England prison issues. Also has a New England centered resource guide.

LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources
Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project

The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project is a student practice organization providing service to indigent inmates, including advocacy for those  charged with violating prison regulations, people appearing before Parole Board and disciplinary hearings, and research assistance for domestic post-conviction. Because this program is university-affiliated, it may not be staffed during transitional periods in the academic schedule. Collect calls accepted. Provides administrative advocacy, not litigation; they do not handle criminal or civil court cases, and we are unable to assist people outside of Massachusetts.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Massachusetts
Hastings Women’s Law Journal

Since 1989, the Hastings Women's Law Journal has provided a forum for voices outside the traditional scope of legal academic scholarship. They offer and maintain an inclusive space for feminism, race theory, queer theory, multi-culturalism, animal rights, disability rights, language rights, international human rights, criminal defendants' rights and human rights of people in prison, among others. They are actively seeking submissions from women in prison about their experiences. Contact them for further info.

Women's Organizations and Resources