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
Montana Innocence Project

Accepts DNA and non-DNA cases. Prisoners must have been convicted of a felony crime in a Montana state or federal court; must have completed trial, sentencing and direct appeals; must not currently be represented by an attorney. Priority is given to cases where convincing and corroborating evidence can establish actual innocence.


State Based Organizations and Resources, Montana
NAACP Legal Defense Fund

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Is a non-profit law firm which deals only with cases of obvious race discrimination and affecting broad classes of people. They also handle a small number of capital defense and life without parole cases. Does not timely respond to individual prisoner letters.


Nationwide Organizations and Resources
Narcotics Anonymous

NA publishes a wide variety of materials concerning drug addiction and recovery, some of which are expressly produced for persons currently incarcerated, including Behind the Walls. También ofrece literatura en español, incluyendo Entre Rejas.


Rehabilitation / Nonviolence Programs
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women

The Clearinghouse assists defense teams on cases involving domestic violence survivors charged with crimes related to their abuse. They do not provide direct legal representation or advice or any social services, but rather provides information and resources to defense teams at any stage of the legal process in an effort to increase the likelihood of a better – and more just – outcome. A very small nonprofit organization, they do what they can to answer requests for assistance promptly, but responding to letters may take a long time, so it's best to call. They accept collect calls from incarcerated victims of battery, and have Spanish-speakers on staff (personas que hablan español en el personal).


Women's Organizations and Resources
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Publishes “Lifelines,” a quarterly newspaper about what’s going on in the struggle for death penalty abolition. They do not offer legal resources.


Death Penalty Resources
National Jericho Movement

National Jericho Movement is a political prisoner support group working to free all Political Prisoners. May not respond to letters.


Nationwide Organizations and Resources
National Lawyers Guild Prison Law Project

The NLG helps publish the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook on bringing civil rights claims alleging violation of constitutional rights in prison or jail. NLG does not provide lawyers or legal assistance, but does provide free membership for jailhouse lawyers. May not timely respond to letters.


Nationwide Organizations and Resources
Navajo Nation Corrections Project

A pioneer in the realm of prisoner advocacy, the Navajo Nation Corrections Project promotes Native inmates' dignity and recovery through access to civil rights and culturally appropriate religious rites.


Nationwide Organizations and Resources
New England Innocence Project

Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and  VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases.


State Based Organizations and Resources, Connecticut
New England Innocence Project

Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and  VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases.


State Based Organizations and Resources, Rhode Island

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