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 2019 Resource Guide.

Resource Category
Northern California Innocence Project

Accepts cases of actual innocence in Northern and Central CA; DNA and non-DNA; case three or more years left to serve. The applicant must have been convicted in CA state court of a serious felony or a three-strikes sentence. Will consider shaken baby syndrome, police misconduct, ineffective counsel, fire investigation, firearms and fingerprint analysis, false confessions, prosecutorial misconduct, and death penalty issues.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
NYC Books Through Bars

Specializes in political and history books, as well as literary fiction and other educational books with a priority for New York prisoners. Does not send religious literature. Fills requests from all states except AL, FL, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, PA, OH & WI.


Books, Magazines, and Publishers, Free Books Programs
Office of the Public Defender

Accepts cases of actual innocence in Delaware; DNA cases only.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
Ohio Innocence Project

Accepts cases of actual innocence in Ohio; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements. Only serves prisoners in Ohio.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
Ohio University Correctional Education

Ohio University Southern offers print-based courses to earn degree or simply take courses. Offers Associates, Bachelors, and Legal Studies Certificate courses. Write for a student inquiry packet and application, or get family/friends to download from the internet and mail directly to you.Serves people nationally.


Educational Resources, College and Higher Education Courses
Oklahoma Innocence Project

The Oklahoma Innocence Project accepts cases of actual innocence in Oklahoma; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements. Must have credible evidence of factual innocence. Only serves individuals convicted in Oklahoma state court.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
Oregon Innocence Project

The Oregon Innocence Project's mission is to exonerate the innocent, educate and train law students, and promote legal reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions.They provide free legal assistance to inmates convicted in an Oregon court who assert factual innocence, and where there is the possibility of proving innocence. Only serves individuals convicted in Oregon state courts.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
Pace Post-Conviction Project

Law school students at Pace University investigate cases of actual innocence; DNA and non-DNA cases. Only serves prisoners convicted in Westchester County and New York City.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
Palmetto Innocence Project

The purpose of the Palmetto Innocence Project is to provide charitable pro bono legal assistance to prisoners convicted of serious crimes in South Carolina where cognizable claims of actual innocence or contentions of serious injustice in the criminal process exist. Serves individuals in South Carolina only.


Legal Resources, Innocence Projects
Partnership for Safety & Justice

PSJ is an advocacy organization that works to reduce harsh prison sentences and reinvest in communities through successful diversion programs. Has a number of research publications on the negative impacts of incarceration. No direct services to prisoners - only reentry. Serves Oregonians only.


Regional Advocacy Organizations, Oregon

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