Support

  • Barrios Unidos - Post-release services. Performs Pow-wow/ Cinco De Mayo/Juneteenth ceremonies at Tracy and info packet related to cultural traditions.

  • Chris Uggen - Chris Uggen, Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Minnesota, studies crime, law, and deviance, especially how former prisoners manage to put their lives back together. His writing appears in American Sociological Review, American Journal of Sociology, and Criminology and has been featured in media such as the New York Times, The Economist, and NPR. With Jeff Manza, he wrote Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy.

  • Community Alliance on Prisons - A coalition that focuses on alternatives to incarceration, prison reform legislative issues, community education, and effective interventions for Hawaii's non-violent offenders. 

  • 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).

  • Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly Western Prison Project) - Advocacy group working with prisoners, families, and grassroots groups in Oregon only. Publishes quarterly "Justice Matters" as well as a Prisoner Support Directory.

  • Project Rebound c/o Associated Students Inc. - SFSU program for formerly incarcerated people to enroll in college.

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