Resources: Health Care Resources

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.

Download a PDF copy of the 2018 Resource Guide.

Resource Category
Center for Health Justice

CHJ serves prisoners in the Los Angeles County Jails and throughout CA, and also provides a free national prisoner HIV prevention & treatment hotline service that accepts collect calls from inmates during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 to 3pm, PT). Their hotline provides general HIV treatment and prevention information, support for callers who are ill or newly diagnosed HIV+, and advocacy support regarding medical care, medications, or other health related issues inside the jails and prisons across the country. CHJ also provides the following publications for prisoners: HepC Inside and HIV Inside. Write for further information about their services or to obtain a copy of their publications.

Health Care Resources, HIV Resources
Hepatitis C Support Project

HCSP’s mission is to provide unbiased information, support, and advocacy to all communities affected by HCV. They offer 12 separate fact sheets on HepC, available on request,

Health Care Resources
Prison Health News

Prison Health News is a quarterly newsletter and health resource. Their newsletter is published four times a year for people in prison and strives to lift up the voices, experience and expertise of currently and formerly incarcerated people. They respond to all types of health questions from people in prisons and jails everywhere in the United States. Write to them for a free subscription or with health questions. Past issues are downloadable from the website.

Health Care Resources
Prison Yoga Project

Prison Yoga Project offers two yoga manuals written especially for people in prison. A Path for Healing and Recovery offers physical practices (asana), breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation (dyhana) to improve mental, emotional and physical well-being. The book also serves as a powerful resource for anyone trying to break free of negative behavioral patterns. Write for a free copy.

Health Care Resources
Support Vegans in the Prison System

Supports incarcerated vegan individuals in living a healthy plant-based lifestyle, which is an expression of their deeply held ethical values.

Health Care Resources