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times per year, with reviews of the latest published and unpublished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
Jewish Prisoners Assistance Foundation
Publishes The Scroll, free weekly newsletter for
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.
P.O. Box 99140
Emeryville, CA. 94662
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.