Aid to Inmate Mothers -
AIM provides services to Alabama's incarcerated
women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the
bonds between inmate mothers and their children.
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.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM)
Chapters in almost 30 states. Write for newsletter
and list of publications, including info on Booker and Fanfan decisions. Also
provides amicus briefs.
The Fortune Society
The Fortune Society is a not-for-profit
organization dedicated to educating the public about prisons, criminal
justice issues and the root causes of crime. They also help ex-offenders
and at-risk youth break the cycle of crime and incarceration through a
broad range of services. Also publishes the Fortune News, which is free
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered
The Clearinghouse works with battered women charged
with killing their abusers, women who have been coerced into criminal
activity, and women who have been charged with a crime as a result of
"failing to protect" their children from their batterer's violence
and/or abuse. The Clearinghouse does not provide direct representation
to battered women charged with crimes, but rather provides information
and resources to defense teams at any stage of the legal process in an
effort to increase the likelihood of a better -- and more just -- outcome.
We accept collect calls from incarcerated battered women.
The Osborne Association
The Osborne Association offers opportunities for
individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their
lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve
the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs.
Services limited to New York prisoners and their families. Write for
list of programs and services.
Project Return equips former offenders with the
education, coaching, and support services necessary to gain employment
and begin a new life.
Pre-Release Program: Project Return conducts
pre-release programs in correctional facilities to prepare inmates for
their release dates. Through these programs, participants learn about
Project Return's services and begin job readiness training.
Reentry Program: Project Return conducts a 3-day
training every week that prepares prisoners to return to their
The Sentencing Project
Write for list of publications & prices.
"Publications on drug policy,
voting rights, juvenile justice, sentencing law and
disparities, and women prisoners." Free download on