Newsletter

  • The Angolite - The Angolite is published and edited by prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA. Subscriptions are $20 per year.

  • Battered Women's Justice Project - We provide assistance and information to battered women charged with crimes and to their defense teams. We do not provide direct legal representation. Women in prison can subscribe to our newsletter "Double Time" for free. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BatteredWomensJusticeProject 

  • California Coalition for Women Prisoners - CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women and communities of color by the prison industrial complex. CCWP also visits women prisoners in CA and produces a newsletter "The Fire Inside," free to women prisoners. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/California-Coalition-for-Women-Prisoners/61209881719

  • California Lifer Newsletter - CLN is a comprehensive newsletter published six times per year, with reviews of the latest published and unpublished state and federal cases concerning parole issues, parole board news, statistics, legislation and articles on prison, parole and correctional issues of interest to prisoners and their families. Each issue contains 50 - 70 pages. Subscriptions to CLN for prisoners are $30 (or 60 First Class stamps) per year (back issues are $7 or 25 stamps each); for non-prisoners the subscription rate is $99 per year.  

  • California Prison Focus - Provides several different services, including advocacy, investigations into control units in the CA prison system, visits and limited family support. Write for quarterly newsletter "Prison Focus."  

  • Coalition for Prisoners' Rights - Prison Project of Santa Fe - Monthly newsletter free to currently and formally incarcerated individual and family members. Stamps and donations needed.

  • Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition - Publishes prisoner information guides, a free quarterly newsletter, and a 200+ page reentry guide for parolees in Colorado ("Go Guide" $10 + $3 postage & handling). Write for current list of publications. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CCJRC

  • Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex - Southern Regional Office crsouth@criticalresistance.org Critical Resistance provides information on the prison industrial complex and produces quarterly newspaper "The Abolitionist." Please do not contact for legal help. CR has chapters in Baltimore, Chicago, Gainesville, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Tampa-St. Petersburg, and Washington DC.

  • Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex National Office - Critical Resistance provides information on the prison industrial complex and produces quarterly newspaper "The Abolitionist." Please do not contact for legal help. CR has chapters in Baltimore, Chicago, Gainesville, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Tampa-St. Petersburg, and Washington DC.

  • Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex - Northeast Regional Office crne@criticalresistance.org Critical Resistance provides information on the prison industrial complex and produces quarterly newspaper "The Abolitionist." Please do not contact for legal help. CR has chapters in Baltimore, Chicago, Gainesville, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York City, Tampa-St. Petersburg, and Washington DC.

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  • Dharma Seeds Foundation - Dharma Seeds is a non-profit organization that produces a newspaper about meditation with a Catholic and Zen focus to those in jail, incarcerated within state or federal prisons. All subscriptions are free of charge to those incarcerated.  

  • East Bay Prisoner Support - Sends free anarchist and other literature to prisoners in CA, AZ, NM, TX, UT and NV. Sends zines to queer, trans and women prisoners in any state. Write them to receive a catalog. 

  • Human Rights Coalition - HRC advocates for abolishment of solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons. Publishes HRC Legal Pamphlet Series, other pamphlets and information letters, and the "PA Prison Directory Action Guide" (2009) (too many pages for them to print & mail, but available for download on their website).

  • International Association of Sufism Prison Project - A program of the IAS; also runs the Sufi Women Organization Prison Program. Correspondence opportunities and a quarterly newsletter. 

  • Jewish Prisoners Assistance Foundation - Publishes The Scroll, free weekly newsletter for Jewish prisoners. 

  • Outlook on Justice - A newsletter of the American Friends Services Committee (Quakers). $2/year for prisoners.  

  • Partnership for Safety & Justice - Advocacy group focused on changing public safety policy in Oregon only. Publishes newsletter and Prisoner Support Directory for Oregon prisoners. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/safetyandjustice 

  • Pennsylvania Prison Society - Does advocacy work, including prison visits and publishes "Graterfriends," a monthly newsletter for people in prison which is primarily inmate guided.

  • Prison and Jail Project - Monitors prison and jail conditions in SW Georgia only, publises the newsletter "Freedom Ways".

  • Prisoners' Legal Services of New York - PLS provides free legal services to New York State prisoners. The decision to assist with any particular case depends on the issue or problem presented, the chance of success, the amount of time and resource necessary to properly assist, the office's resources, staff availability and caseload. Also publishes Pro Se newsletter six times per year for inmates in New York State prisons, providing information and analysis on recent developments in prison law. To subscribe, send a subscription request with prisoner's name, DIN number, and facility to Pro Se, 114 Prospect Street, Ithaca, NY 14850. Past issues of Pro Se from 2003-2013 are downloadable from their website.

  • The Prison Mirror - The Prison Mirror is published monthly by and for the men of the Minnesota Stillwater Correctional Facility. Subscriptions are $12. The Prison Mirror was founded in 1887 and is the oldest continuously published prison newspaper in the United States. 

  • San Quentin News - San Quentin News is a 16-page monthly newsletter written, edited, and produced by prisoners incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. The SQ News encourages prisoners, staff, or others outside the institution to submit articles, poems, artwork and letters to the editor for possible inclusion. To receive a mailed copy of the SQ News, send $1.32 in postage. This process should be repeated every month for each new edition.  

  • SYDA Foundation Yoga Prison Project - SYDA Foundation Siddha Yoga Meditation Prison Project The Prison Project is dedicated to disseminating the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices to incarcerated individuals. Sends free monthly newsletter and Home Study Course to prisoners. Siddha Yoga teaches that within each of us, behind the mind, body, and ego, is a divine power called the Self. We meditate to harmonize our actions, thoughts and words with this power. Over 5,000 students in 1500 prisons are currently enrolled. Also available in Spanish. Email: PrisonProject@siddhayoga.org Website: www.siddhayoga.org/SYDA-foundation/prison-project Write to: Prison Project P.O. Box 99140 Emeryville, CA. 94662 (510) 893-4648

  • Women's Prison Book Project - Women's Prison Book Project (WPBP) provides women in prison with free reading materials covering a wide range of topics from law and education (dictionaries, GED, etc.) to fiction, politics, history, and women's health. Women prisoners only and no jail requests. WPBP also has a free resource guide for women and trans prisoners and a newsletter which publishes prisoner articles.  

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