• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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Newsletter - CLN is a comprehensive newsletter published six times per year, with reviews of the latest published and unpublished state and federal cases concerning parole issues, parole board news, statistics, legislation and articles on prison, parole and correctional issues of interest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.  

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Partnership for Safety & Justice - Advocacy group focused on changing public safety policy in Oregon only. Publishes newsletter and Prisoner Support Directory for Oregon prisoners.

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

  • 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.

  • 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: Website: 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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