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
Set Free Prison Ministries

Provides Bible study courses in English and Spanish to inmates and their family, free of charge, all throughout the United States. Their curriculum consists of Bible courses from the Navigators in Colorado Springs, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and Emmaus Correspondence School in Iowa. Provides free postage both mailing and return.

Religious Programs / Spiritual Resources
Sinister Wisdom

Publishes work by lesbians only - prose, poetry, essays, graphics, and book reviews. Free to women in prison. Nationwide.

Nationwide Organizations and Resources, LGBTQI-focused Organizations and Resources
Slingshot Magazine

Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Subscriptions are free to USA prisoners.  Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next.

Newsletters and Magazines
Solitary Watch

Solitary Watch works to expose and oppose the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails, and offers a free quarterly newsletter to prisoners. Solitary Watch also welcomes submissions of writing by those currently or formerly serving time in solitary. May not timely respond to letters.

Nationwide Organizations and Resources
South Chicago ABC Zine Distro

Offers a wide variety of political zines at low cost to prisoners. Specializes in helping get the truth out of the gulags, in zine form. Supports prisoner initiatives such as prison labor unions. Also offers zines for women prisoners. English only.

Newsletters and Magazines
South Dakota Prisoner Support Group

Their purpose is to provide support to prisoners in jails and prisons and their families, and to prevent abuse of incarcerated men, woman and children. Offers referrals, links, websites, information, news, as well as share their own experiences and problems, in regards to incarcerated family members/friends. No legal advice given.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, South Dakota
Southern Center for Human Rights

SCHR provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama only, as well as in cases of unconstitutional conditions of confinement. SCHR also publishes the Geiorgia Parole Handbook and the Gerogie Prison Advocacy Handbook, which helps explain the hierarchy in the GDC and how to maneuver within in it. Through this handbook families and friends of people incarcerated in Georgia will learn how to become advocates and implement appropriate and effective steps to resolve problems inside Georgia prisons. Both handbooks are available for download.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, Georgia
Stanford Justice Advocacy Project

The Stanford Justice Advocacy Project represents inmates serving unjust prison sentences for minor crimes, assists released prisoners successfully reentering their communities, and advocates for fairer and more effective criminal justice policies in California and across the country.

Regional Advocacy Organizations, California
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
SYDA Foundation Yoga Prison Project

The Prison Project is dedicated to disseminating the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices to incarcerated individuals. Sends free monthly newsletter and the Siddha Yoga Home Study Course to prisoners.

Religious Programs / Spiritual Resources