Free information and brochures, meetings in most
Alcoholics Anonymous General Service Office
Free information, local phone lines, meetings in
Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers
Newsletter for members only. Provides treatment
Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. was founded
in 1992 initially to address the needs of family members who had
incarcerated loved ones.
Columbia Legal Services, Institutions Project
The Institutions Project represents people confined
in Washington's jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, mental
health facilities, and facilities for people with developmental
disabilities. This work has focused on conditions of confinement,
discrimination, sentencing and placement, alternatives to
institutionalization, and access to courts, as well as issues related to
rehabilitation, re-entry, and reductions in recidivism.
NA publishes a wide variety of materials concerning
narcotics addiction and recovery, some of which are expressly produced
for individuals who are currently incarcerated (e.g. Behind the Walls).
Prison Writing Program
Founded in 1971, the PEN Prison Writing Program
believes in the restorative, rehabilitative power of writing and
provides hundreds of inmates across the country with skilled writing
teachers and audiences for their work. It provides a place for inmates
to express themselves freely and encourages the use of the written word
as a legitimate form of power. PEN's Prison Writing Program sponsors an
annual writing contest, publishes a free "Handbook for Writers In
Prison," provides one-on-one mentoring to inmates, conducts workshops,
and seeks to promote inmates' work publicly through literary
publications and readings.