FRIENDS & RESOURCES

Chicago Books to Women in Prison

A Chicago based volunteer collective that distributes paperback books free of charge to people incarcerated in women’s prisons nationwide. They are dedicated to offering women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education, and entertainment that reading provides.

Equal Justice Initiative

EJI is an Alabama based private, nonprofit organization that challenges poverty and racial injustice, advocates for equal treatment in the criminal justice system, and creates hope for marginalized communities.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

An organization that fights for punishments that fit the crime and the offender.

Human Rights Defense Center

A national organization that gives a voice to prisoners, their families and others affected by criminal justice policies in Washington.  HRDC currently distributes around 50 different criminal justice, legal and self-help titles, and continues to publish Prison Legal News, which has become a 72-page monthly publication with subscribers in all 50 states and internationally. In addition to publishing, HRDC engages in prisoner rights litigation in federal courts across the United States.

Minutes Before Six

Website that accepts writing and essay submissions from incarcerated authors, helping writers realize their potential.

National Incarceration Association

Georgia based membership-driven movement dedicated to adding collective power to the silenced voices of more than one third of all American families.

Opportunity, Alliance, Re-Entry

Richmond, VA, based non-profit organization providing reentry services to those currently incarcerated and those most recently released from jail or prison.  OAR strives to be part of the returning citizen’s journey back to a life of integrity, dignity, and hope.

PRISONERSPOV

Arizona based theological and prison news website founded by a civil rights activist and a well-known and successful jailhouse lawyer.

The Storyteller

Rev. Cari Willis is a Spiritual Director, writer and blogger that offers pastoral care to the men on death row both in Virginia  and North Carolina.

Virginians For Alternatives To The Death Penalty

A Virginia based organization working to end the death penalty through education, organization and advocacy.   Sign up to stay informed on ways you can support their cause.

Women Who Never Give Up

The WWNG is a New Jersey based organization dedicated to helping families get justice in our Criminal Justice and Prison System.