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2008 Prisoners' Assistance Directory

Copyright ©1977 by the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union
Foundation.
Second Edition: 10/77
Third Edition: 9/79
Fourth Edition: 10/81
Fifth Edition: 12/82
Sixth Edition: 1/85
Seventh Edition: 4/86
Eighth Edition: 12/88
Ninth Edition: 9/90
Tenth Edition: 1/93
Eleventh Edition: 7/96
Twelfth Edition: 11/98
Thirteenth Edition: 12/01
Fourteenth Edition: 01/07
Fifteenth Edition: 12/07

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
NATIONAL AND REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ............................ 4
Corrections/Criminal Justice/Legal ........................................................... 4
AIDS/Hepatitis .......................................................................................... 8
Book Programs/Pen Pals.......................................................................... 9
Death Penalty ......................................................................................... 10
Drug Law Reform ................................................................................... 11
Families/Visitation ................................................................................... 11
Gays/Lesbians ........................................................................................ 12
Immigrants Rights ................................................................................... 13
Juveniles................................................................................................. 14
Mental Health.......................................................................................... 14
Religious ................................................................................................. 14
Technology ............................................................................................. 15
Veterans/Military ..................................................................................... 15
Voting Rights ......................................................................................... 15
Women ................................................................................................... 15

STATE AND LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS .......................................... 17
Alabama.................................................................................................. 17
Alaska ..................................................................................................... 17
Arizona.................................................................................................... 19
Arkansas................................................................................................. 19
California................................................................................................. 19
Colorado ................................................................................................. 23
Connecticut............................................................................................. 24
Delaware................................................................................................. 25
District of Columbia................................................................................. 26
Florida..................................................................................................... 27
Georgia ................................................................................................... 28
Hawaii ..................................................................................................... 28
Idaho....................................................................................................... 28
Illinois...................................................................................................... 29
Indiana .................................................................................................... 30
Iowa ........................................................................................................ 30
Kansas.................................................................................................... 31
Kentucky ................................................................................................. 31
Louisiana ................................................................................................ 31
Maine ...................................................................................................... 32
Maryland ................................................................................................. 33
Massachusetts........................................................................................ 34
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Michigan ................................................................................................. 35
Minnesota ............................................................................................... 35
Mississippi .............................................................................................. 36
Missouri .................................................................................................. 36
Montana.................................................................................................. 38
Nebraska ................................................................................................ 38
Nevada ................................................................................................... 38
New Hampshire ...................................................................................... 39
New Jersey ............................................................................................. 39
New Mexico ............................................................................................ 40
New York ................................................................................................ 41
North Carolina......................................................................................... 45
North Dakota........................................................................................... 46
Ohio ........................................................................................................ 46
Oklahoma ............................................................................................... 47
Oregon.................................................................................................... 47
Pennsylvania .......................................................................................... 49
Puerto Rico ............................................................................................. 52
Rhode Island........................................................................................... 52
South Carolina ........................................................................................ 52
South Dakota .......................................................................................... 53
Tennessee .............................................................................................. 53
Texas ...................................................................................................... 53
Utah ........................................................................................................ 54
Vermont .................................................................................................. 55
Virginia.................................................................................................... 55
Washington............................................................................................. 57
West Virginia........................................................................................... 57
Wisconsin ............................................................................................... 58
Wyoming................................................................................................. 59

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS ................................................ 60
PUBLICATIONS ...................................................................................... 62
Books, Reports, etc. ............................................................................... 62
Newsletters ............................................................................................. 67

EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES .................................................... 70
DUPLICATING SERVICES ................................................................... 70

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National and Regional Organizations
CORRECTIONS/CRIMINAL
JUSTICE/LEGAL
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Address: 125 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004
Phone:
(212) 549-2500
Website: www.aclu.org
Services: See the listing of state affiliates for
services available in your area.
ACLU National Prison Project
Address: 915 15th Street, N.W., 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:
(202) 393-4930; (202) 393-4931 fax
E-mail:
npp@npp-aclu.org
Website: www.aclu.org/prisons
Services: Handle class action suits involving
prison conditions and related issues
in state and federal institutions.
Litigation is usually limited to cases
involving major class actions
challenging prison conditions or
otherwise of national significance.
Also provide advice and materials to
individuals or organizations involved
in prison issues. Do not handle
cases on behalf of individual
prisoners (except sexual assault
cases) or post-conviction cases.
Several publications are available
from the NPP, including the biannual
Journal - $2 a year for prisoners and
$30 a year for non-prisoners. See
Publications section for a complete
list.
American Friends Service Committee
Contact: Tonya McClary
Address: 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone:
(215) 241-7000; (215) 241-7275 fax
E-mail:
afscinfo@afsc.org
Website: www.afsc.org
Services: National and local criminal-justice
programs focus on advocacy,
education, policy development and
organizing. Publish analysis and
action reports (free to prisoners),
including: The Fortress Economy:
The Economic Role of the U.S.

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Prison System and Lessons of
Marion: The Failure of a Maximum
Security Prison. Write for complete
list of publications and addresses of
state programs.
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ)
Contact: Dan Macallair
Address: 54 Dore Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone:
(415) 621-5661; (415) 621-5466 fax
E-mail:
cjcj@cjcj.org
Website: www.cjcj.org
Services: Offer
Alternative
Sentencing
Program (ASP) reports, which are
written proposals that CJCJ presents
to courts, parole boards, or other
agencies that control juvenile and
adult sentencing. A proposal is
developed in conjunction with the
defendant and his/her attorney. It
usually includes a social history,
analysis of the instant offense, and a
sentence recommendation. The
sentence recommendation generally
includes a rationale based on
sentencing rules and several
sentencing options, such as
treatment,
community
service,
restitution,
and
a
volunteer
community advocate. CJCJ is
available to make adjustments in the
elements of a plan should the client
be unable to meet any of the
conditions. Prisoners and persons
facing imprisonment who are
interested in ASP services should
have their attorneys contact Dan
Macallair. Also publish a wide variety
of articles and booklets on prison
conditions,
the
criminal-justice
system, and other issues. See
Publications section for a complete
list.
Centurion Ministries
Address: 221 Witherspoon Street
Princeton, NJ 08542
Services: Only handles cases in which a
prisoner has been sentenced to
either death or life in prison without
parole, cases in which a prisoner has

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exhausted most or all appeals, and
cases in which a prisoner is claiming
absolute innocence. No self-defense
or accidental-death cases.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
(CURE)
Contact: Charlie Sullivan
Address: P.O. Box 2310
Washington, DC 20013
Phone:
(202) 789-2126
Website: www.curenational.org
Services: Organize prisoners, their families
and other concerned citizens to
achieve reforms in the criminaljustice system. CURE has a
presence in 40 states. See listings
for individual states in this directory
or write for complete listing of
addresses of state chapters. Does
not handle individual cases.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums
(FAMM)
Contact: Julie Stewart
Address: 1612 K Street, N.W. - #700
Washington, DC 20006
Phone:
(202) 822-6700; (202) 822-6704 fax
E-mail:
FAMM@FAMM.org
Website: www.FAMM.org
Services: Work
to
change
mandatory
sentencing laws. Provide information
about the laws and how to change
them. FAMM’s local chapters hold
rallies, meet with the media, give
speeches, and distribute information
so a wider audience will understand
the need for alternatives to
incarceration and fair punishment.
Offers a newsletter, FAMM-gram.
Contributions accepted.
Fortune Society
Contact: Sherri Goldstein
Address: 53 W. 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010
Phone:
(212) 691-7554 x501; (212) 6336845 fax
E-Mail:
sgoldstein@fortunesociety.org
Website: www.fortunesociety.org
Services: Ex-offender self-help program.
Provide educational programs,

general
counseling,
HIV-AIDS
assistance and court advocacy.
Publishes Fortune News, free to
prisoners upon request.
The Innocence Project
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Address: 100 Fifth Avenue, 3 Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone:
(212) 364-5340
Services: Case submissions are only handled
by mail. This chapter only handles
cases in which physical or biological
evidence could prove innocence.
Innocence
Projects
provide
representation and/or investigative
assistance to prison inmates who
claim to be innocent of the crimes for
which they were convicted. There is
now at least one Innocence Project
serving each state except Hawaii,
North Dakota and South Dakota.
Most of these innocence projects are
new
and
overwhelmed
with
applications, so waiting time between
application and acceptance is long.
Wrongfully convicted persons should
not be dissuaded from applying to
Innocence Projects because of this,
but
should
have
realistic
expectations regarding acceptance
and time lags. Please go to the
following website for information
about
other
affiliates:
http://www.innocenceproject.org/Con
tent/313.php.
Law Offices of Alan Ellis, California Office
Contact: Alan Ellis
Address: 495 Miller Avenue - #201
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Phone:
(415) 380-2550; (415) 380-2555 fax
E-mail:
aelaw1@alanellis.com
Website: www.alanellis.com
Services: Provide
post-conviction
representation of federal criminal
defendants
including
plea
negotiations, sentencing, Rule 35
motions, appeals, § 2241 and § 2255
habeas corpus petitions and prison
and parole matters. Publish The
Federal Prison Guidebook, available

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National and Regional Organizations
Law Offices of Alan Ellis, Pennsylvania Office
Contact: Peter Goldberger or James H.
Feldman
Address: 50 Rittenhouse Place
Ardmore, PA 19003
Phone:
(610) 658-2255, (610) 649-8200
E-mail:
aelaw2@aol.com
Website: www.alanellis.com
Services: Provide
post-conviction
representation of federal criminal
defendants
including
plea
negotiations, sentencing, Rule 35
motions, petitions under 28 U.S.C. §
2255, appeals, and Supreme Court
petitions.
Occasionally
publish
Federal
Sentencing
and
Postconviction News, free for federal
prisoners.
Law Office of Marcia G. Shein
Contact: Marcia G. Shein
Address: 2392 N. Decatur Road
Decatur, GA 30033
Phone:
(404) 633-3797; (404) 633-7980 fax
Website: www.msheinlaw.com
Services: Handle federal criminal law pre- and
post-conviction cases. Fees may be
charged for services. Provide
objective background reports for
attorneys;
interpretation
of
psychological information and related
reports. Handle initial parole
hearings; regional and national
appeals; pre- and post-custody
consultation and early termination of
probation and parole. All services are
offered for pro se litigants. Research
and development issues; sentencing
mitigation; federal and supreme court
appeals; habeas corpus § 2255; INS
petitions to stay; deportation and
prison transfers; clemency petitions.
Distribute the Federal Criminal Law
News.
Mennonite Central Committee, U.S. Office on
Justice and Peacebuilding
Contact: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Address: 21 S. 12th Street, P.O. Box 500
Akron, PA 17501
Phone:
(717) 859-1151 or (888) 563-4676
Website: http://mcc.org/us/peacebuilding

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Services: Educational and resource program,
providing a variety of materials on
subjects
such
as
prisons,
alternatives to prison, and the death
penalty. Several publications are
available free to prisoners and their
families; contact them for a resource
list. Also provides consultation and
information to individuals and groups
involved
in
victim-offender
reconciliation programs (VORPs).
National Association for the Advancement of
Colored People
National Headquarters
Address: 4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone:
(800) NAACP-98; (410) 580-5777
(local)
Website: www.naacp.org
Services: Eliminate disparate treatment in all
aspects of law enforcement and
criminal-justice systems. Eliminate
capricious racial profiling practices.
Ensure fair and equitable trials and
sentences. Ensure felony re-entry.
Promote a moratorium on the death
penalty. We have offices in all 50
states, including Washington, DC.
We also have offices in Germany,
Italy, Japan and Korea. Please see
our website to get information for
your local office.
National
Center
on
Institutions
and
Alternatives
Address: 7222 Ambassador Road
Baltimore, MD 21244
Phone:
(410) 265-1490; (410) 597-9656 fax
E-mail:
aboring@ncianet.org
Website: www.ncianet.org
Services: Offer
private
pre-sentence
investigative services; technical
assistance to jurisdictions regarding
prison overcrowding, as well as jail
suicide prevention. Conduct research
on criminal-justice issues.
National Commission on Correctional Health
Care
Contact: Cherie Minor
Address: 1145 W. Diversey Parkway

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Chicago, IL 60614
Phone:
(773) 880-1460; (773) 880-2424 fax
Website: www.ncchc.org
Services: Publish standards for health services
for jails, prisons and juveniledetention confinement facilities.
Serve as an accreditation body;
develop programs for training
correctional
and
health-care
personnel;
provide
technical
assistance to facilities; develop and
distribute publications and uniform
documentation; conduct annual
national conference on correctional
health care and other programs; and
conduct research on selected
aspects of correctional health care.
Publish a quarterly newspaper,
CorrectCare, which is available free
to prison libraries but cannot be sent
free to individual prisoners. Write for
a complete list of publications.

Contact: Tammy Kennedy
Address: P.O. Box 340
Brandon, VT 05733
Phone:
(802) 247-3132; (802) 247-4233 fax
E-mail:
tammyk@sover.net
Website: www.safersociety.org
Services: Provide sexual-abuse prevention and
treatment publications and operate a
national referral line for those
seeking treatment providers for
sexually offending behaviors. This
program is free and confidential, and
open to all: offenders, family and
friends of offenders, social workers,
court and corrections personnel and
therapists. Also answer general
resource requests from prisoners,
such
as,
providing
contact
information on self-help groups, and
providing worksheets on general
information regarding sexual abuse,
etc.

Partnership for Safety and Justice
Contact: Kathleen Pequeno or Brigette Sarabi
Address: P.O. Box 40085
Portland, OR 97240
Phone:
(503) 335-8449; (503) 232-1922 fax
Website: www.safetyandjustice.org
Services: Partnership for Safety and Justice
unites people convicted of crime,
survivors of crime, and the families
of both to advance approaches that
redirect policies away from an overreliance on incarceration to effective
strategies that reduce violence and
increase safety.

The Sentencing Project
Contact: Marc Mauer
Address: 514 Tenth Street, N.W. - #1000
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:
(202) 628-0871; (202) 628-1091 fax
E-mail:
staff@sentencingproject.org
Website: www.sentencingproject.org
Services: Provide technical assistance to
develop
alternative sentencing
programs and conduct research on
criminal-justice issues. No direct
services to prisoners.

Prisoners’ Rights Research Project
Address: University of Illinois College of Law
332 Law Building, m/c 594
504 East Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone:
(217) 333-4205; (217) 244-1478 fax
Services: Students provide back-up legal
research assistance for prisoners
nationwide. Cannot give advice or
represent prisoners and can answer
only specific questions. Will copy no
more than 10 pages.
Safer Society Foundation

Southern Poverty Law Center
Contact: Rhonda Brownstein
Address: 400 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone:
(334) 956-8200
Website: www.splcenter.org
Services: Handle class action civil-rights suits
involving prison conditions, access to
health care, education, voting rights,
and hate crimes.
Stop Prisoner Rape
Address: 3325 Wilshire Boulevard - #340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Phone:
(213) 384-1400; (213) 384-1411 fax
E-mail:
info@spr.org

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Website: www.spr.org
Services: Seek to end sexual violence against
men, women, and minors in all forms
of detention. SPR’s website provides
information for survivors, a legal
section with legislation and case law,
appeals for action, a comprehensive
bibliography, and links to articles,
reports, and other resources.
Prisoners wishing to communicate
with SPR should address their
correspondence to Ms. Melissa
Rothstein, Esq.
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights
Division, Special Litigation Section
Address: Special Litigation Section
U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20530
Phone:
(202) 514-6255 or (877) 218-5228;
(202) 514-0212 fax
Website: www.usdoj.gov/crt/split
Services: Enforce the Civil Rights of
Institutionalized
Persons
Act
(CRIPA), which authorizes the
Attorney General to conduct
investigations and initiate litigation
relating to conditions of confinement
in state or locally operated
institutions. Investigate facilities to
determine whether there is a pattern
or practice of violations of residents’
federal rights. Maintain enforcement
responsibility for Title III of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits
racial discrimination in public
facilities. Enforce the portion of the
Religious
Land
Use
and
Institutionalized
Persons
Act
(RLUIPA)
that
protects
institutionalized individuals’ right to
the free exercise of their religion.
Also, enforce provisions of two
different federal statutes relating to
law-enforcement misconduct: the
police misconduct provision of the
Violent Crime Control and Law
Enforcement Act of 1994, and the
Safe Streets Act of 1968, which
authorize the Attorney General to

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initiate civil litigation to remedy a
pattern or practice of discrimination
by federally funded law-enforcement
agencies based on race and other
characteristics.

AIDS/HEPATITIS
AIDS Education Project of the National Prison
Project
Contact: Jackie Walker
Address: 915 15th Street, N.W., 7th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:
(202) 393-4930; (202) 393-4931 fax
E-mail:
jwalker@npp-aclu.org
Services: Serve as a clearinghouse for
information on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis,
and STDs in prisons and jails.
Provide
assistance
to
HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis peer-education
groups, advocacy on individual
cases, legal information, and
referrals. Publish Play It Safer—free
single copies and paid bulk orders
available. See Publications section
for more information.
CDC National Prevention Information Network
(National AIDS Clearinghouse)
Address: P.O. Box 6003
Rockville, MD 20849-6003
Phone:
(800) 458-5231 (toll-free);
(404) 679-3860 international; (888)
282-7681 fax
E-mail:
info@cdcnpin.org
Website: www.cdcnpin.org
Services: The Center for Disease Control’s
NPIN develops, identifies, and
collects
information
on
the
prevention and control of HIV/AIDS,
sexually transmitted diseases, and
tuberculosis and disseminates this
information to the CDC, national
prevention hotlines, state and local
health departments, grassroots
community groups, and health
professionals. These groups, in turn,
use NPIN materials to educate
individuals at risk for these diseases
about the critical role that
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disease prevention. A core feature of
the
NPIN
is
comprehensive
databases
housing
up-to-date
information on community resources
and services, educational materials,
funding opportunities, and news
summaries from the popular press
and scientific and medical journals.
Other services provided include a
toll-free 800 number; CDC-approved
publications such as resource guides
and prevention brochures; a website
featuring searchable databases and
full-text
publications;
resource
centers that offer onsite technical
assistance and training; and an
HIV/AIDS resource service designed
specifically for businesses.
CDC National STD/HIV Hotline
Phone:
(800) 232-4636; (888) 232-6348 TTY
E-mail:
dstd@cdc.gov
Website: www.cdc.gov/std
Services: Call for information about STDs and
referrals to STD clinics.
Hepatitis C (HCV) Prison Support Project
Contact: Phyllis Beck
Address: P.O. Box 41803
Eugene, OR 97404
Phone:
(541) 607-5725; (541) 607-5684 fax
E-mail:
pkbeckinor@aol.com
Website: www.hcvinprison.org
Services: Educate prisoners and advocate for
better testing, diagnosis, and
prevention of Hepatitis and HIV/HCV
co-infection. Distribute bimonthly
newsletter and Hepatitis C, HIV/HCV
co-infection
packets
free
to
prisoners.
National Minority AIDS Council
Address: Prison Initiative
1931 13th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20009
Phone:
(202) 483-6622, x333; (202) 4831135 fax
E-mail:
info@nmac.org
Website: www.nmac.org
Services: Develop and disseminate HIV/AIDS
education and training interventions
for target groups, including prisoners

living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS,
prison health-care providers and
community-based HIV/AIDS service
personnel.
Provide
technical
assistance to community groups
participating in the CDC/HRSA
Corrections Demonstration Project.
The demonstration project aims to
reduce recidivism and ensure
continuity of care for HIV+ exoffenders by connecting HIV+
prisoners with community HIV/AIDS
services three to six months before
they are released.

BOOK PROGRAMS/PEN PALS
Books to Prisoners
Address: c/o Left Bank Books
92 Pike Street, Box A
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone:
(206) 442-2013 (voicemail)
E-mail:
bookstoprisoners@cs.com
Website: www.bookstoprisoners.net
Services: Provide free books to prisoners in all
states except California. Books
cannot be sent to prisons that only
allow new books. BTP believes that
books are tools for learning and
opening minds to new ideas and
possibilities. Prisoners should send
specific requests (by title, author,
topic or genre) and allow several
months’ reply time.
Prison Book Program
Address: c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street - #100
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone:
(617) 423-3298
E-mail:
info@prisonbookprogram.org
Website: www.prisonbookprogram.org
Note:
Requests for books are accepted by
mail only. Please use phone number
only for book donations, financial
contributions, or other information.
Services: Dedicated to promoting literacy and
education in the prison population
nationwide. Provide free books to all
prisoners. Prisoners can request
specific titles or books on general

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topics, including politics, law, AIDS,
feminism, economics, and history.
Also supply academic texts and
instructional materials, as well as
publications in Spanish. Orders take
three months to process.

correctional facilities; and to
establish scholarship funds for tuition
and textbooks for inmates engaged
in courses or independent study
while in prison. All donations are tax
deductible.

Prison Library Project
Address: 915 West Foothill Boulevard - #128
Claremont, CA 91711
Services: Provide books and cassette tapes to
individual prisoners, study groups,
prison libraries and prison chaplains
free of charge. Also publish Ways
and Means: A Resource List for
Inmates.

WriteAPrisoner.com
Address: P.O. Box 10
Edgewater, FL 32132
Phone:
(386) 427-5857
E-mail:
generalinformation@writeaprisoner.com
Website: www.writeaprisoner.com
Services: Prison pen pal organization providing
Personal and Legal ads to inmates.
We also offer a free resume service
to inmates being released within the
year; a program called “Back to
Work”; and the Children Impacted by
Crime Scholarship Fund. Our goal is
to reduce recidivism through
correspondence,
education,
employment,
resources,
and
prevention.

Prison Pen Pals
Address: P.O. Box 120074
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Services: We list all names of prisoners who
write to us without descriptions. We
do not match pen pals, but rather the
lists of prisoner names are
distributed to various individuals,
ministries, etc., and around the
country. We also send names to half
a dozen websites
Prisoners’ Literature Project
Address: c/o Bound Together Book Store
1369 Haight Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
Services: Provide prisoners with free books,
magazines and pamphlets. No books
sent to Texas.
Prisoners’ Reading Encouragement Project
Contact: Annette Johnson
Address: 145 Nassau Street - #3D
New York, NY 10038
Phone:
(212) 349-6741
E-mail:
info@prisonreader.org
Website: www.prisonreader.org
Services: A support organization to prison
libraries and educational programs.
Our mission is threefold: to enhance
literacy and educational opportunities
for inmates by soliciting and making
gifts to prison libraries; to educate
the public about the need for libraries
and educational programming within

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WriteAPrisoner.com’s Books Behind Bars
Address: P.O. Box 10
Edgewater, FL 32132
Phone:
(386) 427-5857
E-mail:
generalinformation@writeaprisoner.com
Website: www.writeaprisoner.com/booksbehind-bars
Services: Established to help prison teachers,
prison librarians, and prison
chaplains obtain books and other
educational materials they need
through public donations. Our
mission is to improve the overall
effectiveness of the correctional
system by bridging the gap between
the public and these sometimes
underfunded yet vitally important
educational departments.

DEATH PENALTY
ACLU Capital Punishment Project
Address: 201 West Main Street - #402
Durham, NC 27701

National and Regional Organizations
Phone:
919-682-5659; 919-682-5961 fax
Website: www.aclu.org/capital
Services: The ACLU’s Capital Punishment
Project works toward the abolition of
the death penalty.
Amnesty International, USA
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Address: 5 Penn Plaza - 16 Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
(212) 807-8400; (212) 627-1451 fax
Website: www.amnestyusa.org
Services: Work to abolish the death penalty
and publish death-penalty reports,
available online.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
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Address: 1705 DeSales Street, N.W., 5 Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:
(202) 331-4090; (202) 331-4099 fax
E-mail:
info@ncadp.org
Website: www.ncadp.org
Services: Provide information and advocacy
against the death penalty. Do not
provide legal assistance. Publish a
newsletter, LIFELINES, six times a
year for members. Membership,
$25/year. Also publish the Abolitionist
Directory, which lists organizations
working to end the death penalty.
Updated annually, $2/copy.
Southern Center for Human Rights
Address: 83 Poplar Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-2122
Phone:
(404) 688-1202; (404) 688-9440 fax
E-mail:
rights@schr.org
Website: www.schr.org
Services: Provide representation of persons
facing the death penalty and
assistance to attorneys in deathpenalty cases.

DRUG LAW REFORM
ACLU Foundation Drug Law Reform Project
Contact: Graham Boyd
Address: 1101 Pacific Avenue - #333
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
Phone:
(831) 471-9000; (831) 471-9676 fax
Website: www.aclu.org/drugpolicy

Services: Our goal is to end punitive drug
policies that cause the widespread
violation of constitutional and human
rights, as well as unprecedented
levels of incarceration.

FAMILIES/VISITATION
The Center for Children of Incarcerated
Parents
Contact: Denise Johnston
Address: P.O. Box 41-286
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Phone:
(626) 449-2470; (626) 449-9001 fax
E-mail:
ccip@earthlink.net
Website: www.e-ccip.org
Services: Provide clearinghouse of materials
for prisoners and their families; a
catalog is available by mail. Host
correspondence parent education
course for prisoners and conduct
child-custody advocacy.
Family & Corrections Network
Address: 93 Old York Road, Suite 1 - #510
Jenkintown, PA 19046
Phone:
(215) 576-1110; (215) 576-1815 fax
E-mail:
fcn@fcnetwork.org
Website: www.fcnetwork.org
Services: Offer information on children of
prisoners, parenting programs for
prisoners,
prison
visiting,
incarcerated fathers and mothers,
hospitality programs, keeping in
touch, returning to the community,
the impact of the justice system on
families, and prison marriage.
Provide extensive website on
families of offenders and the FCN
Report, FCN cannot mail out free
publications,
but
agencies,
counselors, friends and family may
download free materials from our
website and distribute them to
prisoners. FCN does not provide
legal assistance.
Foreverfamily
Address: 691 Garibaldi Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone:
(404) 223-1200; (404) 223-1010 fax

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E-mail:
sbarnhill@mindspring.com
Website: www.foreverfam.org
Services: Volunteers aid children of imprisoned
mothers by providing after-school
programs,
summer
camp,
recreational
activities,
service
projects, and trips to visit their
mothers. Imprisoned mothers are
also provided with educational
materials, re-entry assistance and
psychological support.
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Address: 1120 Lincoln Street - #1603
Denver, CO 80203
Phone:
(303) 839-1852; (303) 839-1681
TTY; (303) 831-9251 fax
E-mail:
mainoffice@ncadv.org
Website: www.ncadv.org
Services: NCADV is comprised of people
dealing with the concerns of battered
women and their families. We
represent both rural and urban
areas. Our programs support and
involve battered women of all racial,
social, religious and economic
groups, ages and lifestyles. We
oppose the use of violence as a
means of control over others and
support equality in relationships and
the concept of helping women
assume power over their own lives.
We
strive
toward
becoming
independent,
community-based
groups in which women make major
policy and program decisions. We
have over 50 offices nationwide.
Please see our website for a
complete list and contact information.
National Reproductive Freedom Project of the
ACLU
Address: 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
Phone:
(212) 549-2633; (212) 549-2652 fax
Website: www.aclu.org/reproductiverights
Services: Protects everyone’s right to make
informed decisions free from
government interference about
whether and when to become a
parent.

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Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS)
Contact: Eric Corson
Address: 1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone:
(215) 241-7117; (215) 241-7227 fax
E-mail:
pvs@afsc.org
Website: www.prisonervisitation.org
Services: Provide visitation to prisoners at
most federal and military prisons in
the U.S. The visitors provide
supportive services such as acting
as nonjudgmental listeners, visiting
once a month, and reaching out to
prisoners in a spirit of mutual
respect, trust and acceptance. With
a national network of visitors, PVS
maintains contact with prisoners who
are transferred from prison to prison
and who are in solitary confinement.
Do not visit state prisons.
Tele-Net, Inc.
Phone:
1-888-925-7800
Website: www.telenetinc.net
Services: Dedicated to reducing the cost of
collect calls placed by inmates from
correctional facilities.
Volunteers of America
Address: 1660 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone:
(800) 899-0089 or (703) 341-5000
(local); (703) 341-7000 fax
Website: www.volunteersofamerica.org
Services: Dedicated to helping those in need
rebuild their lives and reach their full
potential
through
providing
emergency services and resources
to ex-offenders and their families.
Services
include
employment
training, technical assistance, bus
tokens, clothing, tools, food, etc.
Please visit the website to find one of
their 40 offices throughout the
country.

GAYS/LESBIANS
ACLU Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and
AIDS Project
Address: 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor

National and Regional Organizations
New York, NY 10004-2400
Phone:
(212) 549-2627
Website: www.aclu.org/getequal
Services: The combined Project staff members
are experts in constitutional law and
civil rights, specializing in sexual
orientation, gender identity, and HIV.
Fights discrimination and moves
public opinion on LGBT rights
through the courts, legislatures and
public education. Brings impact
lawsuits in state and federal courts
throughout the country; cases
designed to have a significant effect
on the lives of LGBT people and
those with HIV/AIDS. In coalition with
other civil-rights groups, we also
lobby in Congress and support
grassroots advocacy from local
school boards to state legislatures.
Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders
(GLAD)
Contact: Intake Staff
Address: 30 Winter Street - #800
Boston, MA 02108
Phone:
(617) 426-1350 or (800) 455-GLAD;
(617) 426-3594 fax
E-mail:
gladlaw@glad.org
Website: www.glad.org
Services: Impact litigation on gay, lesbian,
bisexual, transgender and HIVrelated civil-rights and discrimination
issues within New England. No direct
representation. Legal information line
in English and Spanish, Monday
through Friday, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Gay and Lesbian Prisoner Project
Address: P.O. Box 1481
Boston, MA 02117
Services: Provide limited pen pal service for
G/L/B/T prisoners and send resource
information and articles related to
G/L/B/T prisoner issues. Publish Gay
Community News 3 or 4 times a
year, free to lesbian and gay
prisoners. Volunteer-run, services
are limited.
Out of Control Lesbian Committee to Support
Women Political Prisoners

Address: 3543 18th Street, Box 30
San Francisco, CA 94110
Services: Send resource information to women
prisoners. Publish Out of Time
newsletter 5 times a year, free to all
prisoners. We are volunteer-run.
Services are limited, but include
activism and advocacy for women
political prisoners.
PFLAG (Parents Family and Friends of
Lesbians and Gays)
Address: 1726 M Street, N.W. - #400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:
(202) 467-8180; (202) 467-8194 fax
E-mail:
info@pflag.org
Website: www.pflag.org
Services: In addition to providing support to
families and friends of GLBT people,
PFLAG members are advocates for
legislation that promotes equality for
GLBT people, as well as for
educational efforts to do the same.
We also advocate for GLBT quality
through civil-rights legislation and
legal protections. We have chapters
located all over the U.S. Please see
our website to find your local office.

IMMIGRANTS’ RIGHTS
National Immigrants Rights Project of the
ACLU
Address: 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004-2400
Phone:
(212) 5490-2660; (212) 549-2654 fax
Address: 405 14th Street - #300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:
(510) 625-2010; (510) 622-0050 fax
Services: Works to defend the civil and
constitutional rights of immigrants
through a comprehensive program of
impact
litigation
and
public
education.
The
IRP
files
constitutional and class action
lawsuits protecting the historic
guarantee to judicial review,
enforcing fair-employment practices,
and
maintaining
constitutional
safeguards
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practices and
adjudication.

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asylum

JUVENILES
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJCJ)
Address: 54 Dore Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone:
(415) 621-5661; (415) 621-5466 fax
Website: www.cjcj.org
Services: Promote balanced and humane
criminal-justice policies that reduce
incarceration and promote long-term
public safety for juveniles, through
the development of model programs,
technical assistance, research/policy
analysis, and public education.
Youth Law Center
Address: 200 Pine Street - #300
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone:
(415) 543-3379; (415) 956-9022 fax
E-mail:
info@ylc.org
Website: www.ylc.org
Services: Handle major institutional and class
action cases on behalf of juveniles
only. Cannot assist individuals.
Issues
include
conditions
of
confinement, special education up to
age 22 and treatment of juveniles in
adult correctional facilities

MENTAL HEALTH
National GAINS Center/TAPA Center for Jail
Diversion
Address: 345 Delaware Avenue
Delmar, New York 12054
Phone:
(800) 311-4246; (518) 439-7612 fax
Website: www.gainscenter.samhsa.gov
Services: Collect and disseminate information
about mental health and substance
abuse services for incarcerated
people with mental disorders.
Supports and engages in creative
initiatives and collaboration with
public and private organizations in an
advisory capacity.

RELIGIOUS
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Aleph Institute
Contact: Rabbi Menachem Katz
Address: P.O. Box 547127
Surfside, FL 33154
Phone:
(305) 864-5553; (305) 864-5675 fax
E-mail:
admin@aleph-institute.org
Website: www.aleph-institute.org
Services: Offers Jewish religious instruction to
prisoners;
religious
articles;
correspondence
courses;
counseling;
religious-freedom
advocacy. Provide personal visits to
prisoners by Rabbis and rabbinical
students, family support groups.
Maintain network of local contacts in
all states. Weekly Torah literature is
available
free
and
quarterly
newsletter, The National Liberator, is
also available. Send requests in
writing to Rabbi Katz.
Forgiven Ministry, Inc.
Contact: Scottie Barnes
Address: P.O. Box 117
Taylorsville, NC 28681
Phone:
(828) 632-6424 or (866) 900-4463
E-mail:
scottie@forgivenministry.org
Website: www.forgivenministry.org
Services: Advocacy organization that reaches
out to the unsaved and unlovable
with the forgiveness and love of
Jesus Christ through the power of
the Holy Spirit.
International Prison Ministry
Contact: Bob Hoekstra
Address: P.O. Box 2868
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-2868
Phone:
(714) 972-0288; (800) 527-1212 (tollfree); (714) 972-0557 fax
Services: Help other jail and prison ministries
obtain Bibles, Bible Study books,
Lifechanging books and greeting
cards at affordable, reduced prices.
Provide free Bibles, Bible Study and
Lifechanging books to prisoners.
Mennonite Central Committee, US
Contact: Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz
Address: 21 S. 12th Street, P.O. Box 500
Akron, PA 17501-0500

National and Regional Organizations
Phone:
(717) 859-1151; (717) 859-3875 fax
Website: www.mcc.org
Services: Provide information on issues such
as ministry to victims and offenders,
alternatives to prison, victim-offender
reconciliation and restorative justice.
Coordinate presentations, workshops
and written materials on principles
and application of restorative justice.
Provide consultation and information
through VORP, and develop
educational and training materials on
a variety of issues.
Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief of
the ACLU
Contact: Jeremy Gunn
Address: 915 15th Street, N.W., 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:
(202) 675-2330; (202) 546-0738 fax
Website: www.aclu.org/religion
Services: To preserve our freedom of speech
and ensure that religious liberty is
protected by keeping the government
out of religion.

TECHNOLOGY
National Technology and Liberty Program of
the ACLU
Address: 915 15th Street, N.W., 6th Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:
(202) 715-0817; (202) 546-0738 fax
Website: www.aclu.org/privacy
Services: The tremendous explosion in
surveillance-enabling technologies,
combined
with
the
ongoing
weakening in legal restraints that
protect our privacy, have us drifting
toward a surveillance society. The
ACLU’s Technology and Liberty
Project fights this trend and works to
preserve the American tradition that
the government not track individuals
or violate privacy unless it has
evidence of wrongdoing.

VETERANS/MILITARY
National Veterans Legal Services Program
Contact: Intake Section

Address: P.O. Box 65762
Washington, D.C. 20035
Phone:
(202) 265-8305; (202) 328-0063 (fax)
E-mail:
info@nvlsp.org
Website: www.nvlsp.org
Services: Provide information on Agent Orange
benefit issues for Vietnam veterans
and referrals for veteran-law issues
only. Self-help guides on Agent
Orange, Gulf War, and VA Claims:
$7.50 for one and $5.50 for each
additional. Publish the Veterans
Benefits Manual, a comprehensive
guide to veterans’ law. The Veterans
Advocate, a newsletter of veterans
law and advocacy ($50/year for
incarcerated veterans: $80/year for
lawyers, government); and Manual
on Military Discharge Upgrading,
$95. Correspondence training course
for veterans’ advocates, $75 for
prisoners. Please call to verify all
prices. Prices are subject to change.

VOTING RIGHTS
ACLU Voting Rights Project
Contact: Nancy Abudu
Address: 2600 Marquis One Tower
245 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30303-1227
Phone:
(404) 523-2721; (404) 653-0331 fax
E-mail:
vrpaclu@aol.com
Website: www.votingrights.org
Services: Works to protect the gains in political
participation won by minorities since
passage of the 1965 Voting Rights
Act, including felony disenfranchisement. The Project encourages the
reporting of discriminatory voting
practices by calling the Voting
Section of the U.S. Department of
Justice Civil Rights Division at (800)
253-3931.

WOMEN
ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project
Address: 125 Broad Street, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone:
(212) 549-2633; 549-2652 fax

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E-mail:
rfp@aclu.org
Website: www.aclu.org/reproductiverights
Services: The Project handles issues related to
reproductive rights and abortion.
Contacts should first be made
through state ACLU affiliates.
ACLU National Women’s Rights Project
Contact: Claudia Flores
Address: 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone:
(212) 549-2665; (212) 549-2580 fax
Website: www.aclu.org/womensrights
Services: Through
litigation,
community
outreach, advocacy and public
education, WRP empowers poor
women, women of color, and
immigrant women who have been
victimized by gender bias and face
pervasive barriers to equality.
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of
Battered Women
Contact: Sue Osthoff
Address: 125 South 9th Street - #302
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:
(215) 351-0010 or (800) 903-0111
x3; (215) 351-0779 fax
Website: www.ncdbw.org
Services: Provide technical assistance to
women charged with crimes and
their
defense
teams.
The
organization assists advocates for
women who have injured or killed
their batterers in self-defense;
battered women who have been
coerced into criminal activity; and
women charged with “failing to
protect” their children from the
batterers’ violence. Accepts collect
calls from women in prison.
Out of Control Lesbian Committee to Support
Women Political Prisoners
Address: 3543 18th Street, Box 30
San Francisco, CA 94110
Services: Send resource information to women
prisoners. Publish Out of Time
newsletter 5 times a year, free to all
prisoners. We are volunteer-run.
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political prisoners.

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State and Local Organizations
Sponsors the Alabama CURE
chapter.

ALABAMA
Aid to Inmate Mothers
Contact: Carol Potok
Address: P.O. Box 986
Montgomery, AL 36101-0986
Phone:
(334) 262-2245; (800) 679-0246;
(334) 262-2296 fax
E-mail:
carol@inmatemoms.org
Website: www.inmatemoms.org
Services: Transitional program for mothers
who are between 18 and 24 months
of their release dates. Offer
educational programs for women
prisoners, release plans, and
follow-up case work for one year
after release. Arrange monthly
visitation for mothers who do not
already have transportation for their
children. Provide outreach to
children while their mothers are
incarcerated.
Alabama CURE
Contact: Rosemary Collins
Address: P.O. Box 190504
Birmingham, AL 35219-0504
Phone:
(205) 481-3781; (800) 665-3602;
(205) 481-3991 fax
E-mail:
rosemarytc@bellsouth.net
Services: Prison-reform legislative
organization interested in improving
the Alabama and federal criminaljustice systems.
Alabama Prison Project
Contact: Lucia Penland
Address: 619 N. Bridge Street
Wetumpka, AL 36092
Phone:
(334) 264-7416; (334) 567-7845 fax
E-mail:
halbert@mindspring.com
Services: Provides no legal services.
Organizes advocacy community on
anti-death-penalty issues and
prison conditions. Visits death-row
prisoners and offer family support.
Investigates for defense in
sentencing phase of capital trials
and tracks death-row convictions.
Offers a program for families of
death-row prisoners. Publishes the
Alabama Prison Project newsletter.

ACLU of Alabama
Contact: Lori Raphan, Staff Attorney
Address: 207 Montgomery Street - #910
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone:
(334) 262-0304; (334) 269-5666 fax
E-mail:
info@aclualabama.org
Website: www.aclualabama.org
Services: Prison conditions; limited direct
referrals.
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama
Address: 122 Commerce Street
Montgomery, AL 36104
Phone:
(334) 269-1803; 334-269-1806 fax
E-mail:
contact_us@eji.org
Website: www.eji.org
Services: Represent death-row prisoners in
direct appeals to the appellate
courts in Alabama and in postconviction challenges in state and
federal courts.
Montgomery AIDS Outreach
Contact: Lucero Sitz
Address: 820 W. South Boulevard
Montgomery, AL 36105
Phone:
(334) 280-3388; (800) 510-4704;
(334) 280-3315 fax
E-mail:
lsitz@maoi.org
Website: www.maoi.org
Services: Support group and discharge
planning services to HIV+ female
prisoners at Julia Tutwiler Prison in
Wetumpka. HIV-prevention
education classes to pre-release
inmates.

ALASKA
ACLU of Alaska
Contact: Jason Barndeis, Staff Attorney
Address: P.O. Box 201844
Anchorage, AK 99520-1844
Phone:
(907) 276-2258; (907) 258-0288 fax
E-mail:
akclu@akclu.org
Website: www.akclu.org
Services: Handle litigation on constitutional
issues on a limited basis.

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Alaska Human Rights Commission
Address: 800 A Street - #204
Anchorage, AK 99501-3669
Phone:
(907) 274-4692; Toll-Free: (800)
478-4692 (in-state only)
Website: http://gov.state.ak.us/aschr
Services: Investigate discrimination and other
human-rights abuses statewide.
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association
Address: 1057 West Fireweed Lane - #102
Anchorage, AK 99503
Phone:
(907) 263-2050, Hotline: (800) 478AIDS, Syringes: (907) 276-1400;
(907) 263-2051 fax
E-mail:
aaaa@alaskanaids.org
Website: www.alaskanaids.org
Services: Offer case management, referrals
and education. Provide emotional
support services to people with
AIDS/HIV infection and their
families; support groups; 24-hour
helpline; buddy volunteer program;
and advocacy and practical
support. Publish free triannual
newsletter.
Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association –
Juneau
Address: P.O. Box 21481
Juneau, AK 99802
Phone:
(907) 586-6089; (888) 660-AIDS;
(907) 586-1089 fax
E-mail:
aaaase@alaskanaids.org
Website: www.alaskanaids.org
Services: Offer case management, referrals
and education. Provide emotional
support services to people with
AIDS/HIV infection and their
families; support groups; 24-hour
helpline; buddy volunteer program;
and advocacy and practical
support. Publish free tri-annual
newsletter.
Alaska Legal Services Corporation –
Anchorage
Address: 1016 W. 4th Avenue - #200
Anchorage, AK 99501
Phone:
(907) 272-9431; (888) 478-2572;
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E-mail:
anchorage3@alsc-law.org
Services: Provide free civil (non-criminal) legal
assistance to low-income Alaskans.
Advocates reducing the legal
consequences of poverty. We are
sorry, but we cannot respond to
requests for legal assistance made
by e-mail. Any information that you
send to us by e-mail is not
confidential and is not protected by
the attorney/client privilege. Referrals
will be given if possible.
Alaska Legal Services Corporation – Bethel
Address: P.O. Box 248
Bethel, AK 99559-0248
Phone:
(907) 543-2237; (800) 478-2230;
(907) 543-5537 fax
E-mail:
bethel@alsc-law.org
Website: www.alaskalawhelp.org
Alaska Legal Services Corporation –
Dillingham
Address: P.O. Box 176
Dillingham, AK 99576
Phone:
(907) 842-1452; (888) 391-1475;
(907) 842-1430 fax
E-mail:
dillingham@alsc-law.org
Website: www.alaskalawhelp.org
Alaska Legal Services Corporation – Fairbanks
Address: 1648 Cushman - #300
Fairbanks, AK 99701-6202
Phone:
(907) 452-5181; (800) 478-5401;
(907) 456-6359 fax
E-mail:
fairbanks@alsc-law.org
Website: www.alaskalawhelp.org
Alaska Legal Services Corporation – Juneau
Address: 419 6th Street - #322
Juneau, AK 99801-1096
Phone:
(907) 586-6425; (800) 789-6426;
(907) 456-6359 fax
E-mail:
fairbanks@alsc-law.org
Website: www.alaskalawhelp.org
Alaska Legal Services Corporation—Ketchikan
Address: 306 Main Street - #218
Ketchikan, AK 99901-6483
Phone:
(907) 225-6420; (907) 225-6896 fax
E-mail:
Ketchikan@alsc-law.org
Website: www.alaskalawhelp.org

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Alaska Legal Services Corporation—Kotzebue
Address: P.O. Box 526
Kotzebue, AK 99901-6483
Phone:
(907) 225-6420; (907) 225-6896 fax
E-mail:
Kotzebue@alsc-law.org
Website: www.alaskalawhelp.org

ARIZONA
ACLU of Arizona
Contact: Alessandra Soler Meetze
Address: P.O. Box 17148
Phoenix, AZ 85011-0148
Phone:
(602) 650-1967; (602) 650-1376 fax
E-mail:
intake@acluaz.org
Website: www.acluaz.org
Services: Prison conditions (limited to state
prisons); limited direct referrals;
general community education.
American Friends Service Committee
Address: 103 N. Park Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone:
(520) 623-9141; (520) 623-5901 fax
E-mail:
afscaz@afsc.org
Website: www.afsc.org/az
Services: Serve as a resource for prisoners,
ex-prisoners, and their family
members to find information and
resources to address their questions
and needs, and a place to get
involved in bringing their voices to
the seats of power in Arizona.
Middle Ground Prison Reform, Inc.
Contact: Donna Leone Hamm
Address: 139 East Encanto Drive
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone:
(480) 966-8116; (801) 409-8536 fax
E-mail:
middleground@msn.com
Website: www.middlegroundprisonreform.org
Services: Provide education/training programs;
counseling; legislative advocacy for
prison reform; litigation on policies
and procedures affecting visitors;
public speaking on criminal- and
social-justice issues; referrals to
social-service agencies. Advocacy
and public education is performed on
state and national levels; direct
services are provided statewide in

State and Local Organizations
Arizona. Publish periodic newsletter;
membership is $3/year for prisoners,
$20/year non-prisoners.
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
Contact: Danny Blake
Address: 375 S. Euclid Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Phone:
(520) 628-7223; (800) 771-9054;
(520) 628-7222 fax
E-mail:
info@saaf.org
Website: www.saaf.org
Services: Provides limited legal assistance for
guardianship
arrangements.
Referrals are provided to assist with
wills, power of attorney, and other
legal matters.

ARKANSAS
ACLU of Arkansas
Contact: Rita Sklar
Address: 904 West Second Street - #1
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone:
(501) 374-2660; (501) 374-2842 fax
Website: www.acluarkansas.org
Services: Prison conditions; county jail
conditions/treatment
referrals;
litigation; referrals to Compliance
Coordinator.
Women’s Project
Contact: Felicia Davidson
Address: 2224 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72206
Phone:
(501) 372-5113; (501) 372-0009 fax
Website: www.womens-project.org
Services: All services are provided only in
Arkansas at the state women’s
prison and community punishment
center. They include a weekly
battered women’s support group;
biweekly
peer
AIDS-education
program; a child transportation
project; yearly caretakers’ retreat.
Provide prison library through
donations of books and periodicals
and support with job search for
women parolees in Arkansas.

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ACLU of Northern California
Contact: Alan Schlosser
Address: 39 Drumm Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone:
(415) 621-2493; (415) 255-1478
Website: www.aclunc.org
Services: Handle rare post-conviction matters;
habeas corpus; prison conditions;
direct referrals.
ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties
Contact: David Blair-Loy
Address: P.O. Box 87131
San Diego, CA 92138
Phone:
(619) 232-2131; (619) 232-0036 fax
E-mail:
info@aclusandiego.org
Website: www.aclusandiego.org
Services: Handle rare post-conviction matters;
habeas corpus; prison conditions;
direct referrals.
ACLU of Southern California
Contact: Mary Tiedeman
Address: 1616 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Phone:
(213) 977-9543; (213) 250-3919 fax
E-mail:
acluinfo@aclu-sc.org
Website: www.aclu-sc.org
Services: L.A. County jail conditions; rare
habeas corpus, post-conviction and
prison conditions; referrals.
California Coalition for Women Prisoners
Contact: Karen Shain
Address: 1540 Market Street - #490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone:
(415) 255-7036 x4; (415) 552-3150
fax
Services: Raise public consciousness about
the cruel and inhumane conditions
under which women in prison live
and advocate for positive change.
Promote the leadership of and give
voice to women prisoners and former
prisoners. Publish newsletter, The
Fire Inside, available free to
prisoners and by donation from
others.
California Prison Focus
Contact: Corey Weinstein
Georgia Schreiber (HIV education)

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Address: 1904 North Franklin Street - #507
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:
(510) 836-7222; (510) 836-7333 fax
E-mail:
contact@prisons.org
Website: www.prisons.org
Services: Investigate conditions of confinement
in California’s job-unit prisons at
Pelican Bay, Corcoran and Valley
State Prison for Women. Seek to
monitor and end the human-rights
violations in California’s Security
Housing Unit facilities through
regular investigative visits, advocacy
and education. Publish a newsletter
and various educational materials.
Offer HIV/Hepatitis C education.
Catholic Charities of the East Bay Detention
Ministry (CCEB)
Contact: Michael Radding
Address: 433 Jefferson Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone:
(510) 768-3139; (510) 451-6998 fax
E-mail:
mradding@cceb.org
Services: Provide religious, pastoral services in
the jails and juvenile halls of
Alameda and Contra Costa Counties
and
victim/offender
mediation
services. Also offer counseling and
emergency-assistance referrals.
The Center for Children of Incarcerated
Parents
Contact: Dolores Thomas
Address: P.O. Box 41-286
Eagle Rock, CA 90041
Phone:
(626) 449-2470; (626) 449-9001 fax
E-mail:
ccip@earthlink.net
Website: www.e-ccip.org
Services: Therapeutic services for children of
criminal offenders and familyreunification projects for prisoners
and their children.
Centerforce
Address: 2955 Kerner Boulevard, 2nd Floor
San Rafael, CA 94901
Phone:
(415) 456-9980; (415) 456-2146 fax
Website: www.centerforce.org
Services: Centerforce is a private, non-profit
California
organization
that
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visitors through a network of Prison
Visitor Hospitality Centers. A
Centerforce visitor center has been
established at 20 state prisons, one
federal prison and one California
Youth Authority facility, providing a
variety of direct services such as
transportation, drop-in childcare,
information and referrals, shelter and
general hospitality. Also provide
health-education services to the
incarcerated community through our
Health Services Division. Write for a
complete list of centers and free
Centerforce brochure.
Community Connection Resource Center
Contact: Dwight James
Lillian Kellison (Incarcerated Youth
Offender Program)
Address: 4080 Centre Street
San Diego, CA 92103
Phone:
(619) 543-8500; (888) 800-2272
Services: Provide services exclusively for
prisoners
and
ex-offenders.
Comprehensive re-entry services
include: pre-release planning in local,
state and federal correctional
institutions; vocational assessment;
assistance with emergency needs
such as shelter, food and clothing;
life-skills workshops and job
development and placement. Also
provide residential recovery/re-entry
for
women
on
parole,
a
comprehensive
outpatient
substance-abuse program, and an
ex-offender support group called
Freedom First. Contact us for
addresses of other California offices.
Families With a Future
Contact: Ida Robinson
Address: c/o LSPC
1540 Market St. - #490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone:
(415) 255-7036 x307
E-mail:
idais1@comcast.net
Services: Provide limited funding for visitation
transportation for children of women
prisoners serving sentences of 10 or
more years. Offer support services

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for children of incarcerated parents
as well as limited crisis intervention
in the San Francisco Bay area.
Provide training for those interested
in working with children of
incarcerated parents.
Friends Outside
Address: P.O. Box 4085
Stockton, CA 95204
Phone:
(209) 955-0701; (209) 955-0735 fax
E-mail:
gnewby@friendsoutside.org
Website: www.friendsoutside.org
Services: Headquarters for 12 Friends Outside
Chapters in California and Nevada
that provide various social services
to state and county prisoners and
their families. Pre-release and family
services and a Parenting Program
are provided to prisoners through
case managers at all 33 California
State Prisons. Visitor centers are
also operated at all California State
Prisons. The Friends Outside
Creative Conflict Resolution Program
are in jails, prisons, juvenile
programs, and in the community.
Justice Now
Address: 1322 Webster Street - #210
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:
(510) 839-7654; (510) 839-7615 fax
Website: www.jnow.org
Services: Works with women prisoners and
local communities to build a safe
compassionate
world
without
prisons. The first teaching law clinic
in the country solely focused on the
needs of women prisoners. Interns
and staff provide legal services in the
areas of need identified by women
prisoners, including: compassionate
release; health-care access; defense
of parental rights; sentencing
mitigation; placement in communitybased programs.
Law Center for Families
Address: 510 16th Street - #300
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone:
(510) 451-9261
E-mail:
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Website: www.lcff.org
Services: Provide individual representation,
advice, referrals and community
education concerning: housing
rights, family law/domestic violence,
consumer
law,
economic
support/public
benefits,
and
language access.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Contact: Karen Shain
Address: 1540 Market Street - #490
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone:
(415) 255-7036; (415) 552-3150 fax
E-mail:
karen@prisonerswithchildren.org
Website: www.prisonerswithchildren.org
Services: Legal advocacy and litigation on
behalf of incarcerated parents, their
children, families, attorneys and
other prisoners’ rights advocates.
Currently focusing on test-case
litigation, legislative reform, and
administrative advocacy on behalf of
incarcerated parents and their
children, particularly in the areas of
medical care, prenatal medical care
for pregnant women prisoners, foster
care and termination of parentalrights issues, and alternatives to
incarceration. Does not currently
have funding to provide individual
legal assistance to prisoners, but
does respond to hundreds of
inquiries each month, and provides
information
and
referrals
to
incarcerated parents.
Northern California Service League
Contact: Shirley Melnicoe
Address: 28 Boardman Place
San Francisco, CA 94103
Phone:
(415) 863-2323; (415) 863-1882 fax
E-mail:
ncsl@norcalserviceleague.org
Website: www.norcalserviceleague.org
Services: Offer counseling and referral
services for prisoners and their
families.
Re-entry
assistance
includes
job-development
assistance, in-jail substance-abuse
treatment, and life-skills training.
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Penal Law Project
Contact: Director
Address: 25 Main Street - #102
Chico, CA 95929
Phone:
(530) 898-4354; (530) 898-4911 fax
E-mail:
clic@exchange.csuchico.edu
Website: www.aschico.com/?Page=252
Services: Habeas corpus; direct referrals; legal
research. Provide legal information
only, including information on recordsealing and expungement; no legal
counseling. Provide services to
prisoners
at
the
Susanville
Correctional Facility and Northern
California Women’s Facility in
Stockton.
Prison Activist Resource Center
Address: P.O. Box 339
Berkeley, CA 94701
Phone:
(510) 893-4648; (510) 893-4607 fax
Website: www.prisonactivist.org
Services: Support for prisoners and prison
activists; public-education project.
Prison Law Clinic
Contact: Millard Murphy
Address: UC Davis School of Law
One Shields Avenue
Building TB30
Davis, CA 95616
Phone:
(530) 752-6942; (530) 752-0822 fax
E-mail:
mmmurphy@ucdavis.edu
Services: Prison conditions; parole revocation;
legal research. Services are provided
to prisoners of California State
Prisons.
Prison Law Office
Contact: Donald Specter
Address: General Delivery
San Quentin, CA 94964
Phone:
(415) 457-9144; (415) 457-9151 fax
Website: www.prisonlaw.com
Services: Provide direct legal assistance for
the range of problems encountered
by California prisoners, excluding
attacks on criminal convictions. The
focus
is
on
conditions
of
confinement. Provide pamphlets

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pertaining to various problems free of
charge to prisoners.
Prisoner Services
Contact: Peggy Harrell
Address: Marin County Jail
13 Peter Behr Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone:
(415) 499-3203
Services: Provide direct services for prisoners
in the Marin County Jail and their
families, including referrals to
community agencies regarding
counseling on drugs and alcohol
dependency; food and clothing;
literacy programs; family counseling;
and orientation for prisoners and
families moving on to state prisons.
Excellent resource for San Quentin
prisoners temporarily detained here.
Public Interest Law Firm
Contact: Kyra Kazantzis
Address: 111 West Street Jon - #315
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone:
(408) 280-2417
Services: A program of the Law Foundation of
Silicon Valley, the mission is to
protect human rights of individuals
and groups in the Silicon Valley area
who are under-represented in the
civil-justice
system.
PILF
accomplishes its mission by
leveraging the skills and resources of
pro bono attorneys to provide high
quality representation in class action
and impact litigation, advocacy in
state and local government, and
litigation support to local legal
services programs.
State Public Defender—San Francisco
Contact: Lynne S. Coffin
Address: 221 Main Street, 10th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone:
(415) 904-5600; (415) 904-5635 fax
Services: Capital appeals (only) for convicted
felony indigents.

COLORADO
ACLU of Colorado

State and Local Organizations
Contact: Catherine Hazouri
Address: 400 Corona Street
Denver, CO 80218-3915
Phone:
(303) 777-5482; (303) 777-1773 fax
E-mail:
info@aclu-co.org
Website: www.aclu-co.org
Services: Handle habeas corpus and prisonconditions matters, damage suits.
Provide direct referrals.
Colorado CURE
Contact: Dianne Tramutola-Lawson
Address: 3470 S. Poplar - #406
Denver, CO 80224
Phone:
(303) 758-3390 (also fax #)
E-mail:
dianne@coloradocure.org
Website: www.coloradocure.org
Services: Work primarily through legislative
channels to reduce crime through
reform of the criminal-justice system.
Provide prisoners and their families
with information about rehabilitative
programs. Provide no legal services.
Publish quarterly newsletter.
Empowerment Program
Contact: Kathy Howard
Address: 1600 York Street
Denver, CO 80206
Phone:
(303) 320-1989; (303) 320-3987 fax
E-mail:
kathoward@empowermentprogram.org
Website: www.empowermentprogram.org
Services: Provide education, employment
assistance, health, housing referrals
and support services to women who
are in disadvantaged positions due to
incarceration,
poverty,
homelessness, HIV/AIDS infection or
involvement in the criminal-justice
system. Our goal is to decrease
rates of recidivism by providing case
management, support services,
basic skills education, housing and
resource coordination that can offer
viable alternatives to habits and
choices that may lead to criminal
behaviors.
New Foundations Non-Violence Center
Address: 901 W. 14th Avenue - #7
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Phone:
(303) 825-2562; (303) 623-3492 fax
Website: www.home.earthlink.net/~nfnc
Services: Offer a one-to-one visitation program
at the Denver County Jail that
includes advocacy and informal
counseling. Organize intensive
three-day Alternatives to Violence
Project (AVP) workshops in some
Colorado penal facilities, and some
community settings.
Volunteers of America Colorado Branch
Contact: Calvin McGee, Program Supervisor
Address: 22877 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO 80205
Phone:
(303) 295-2165; (303) 298-8169 fax
Services: Provide emergency services and
resources to ex-offenders and their
families,
including
technical
assistance, bus tokens, clothing,
tools, food, etc.

CONNECTICUT
ACLU Connecticut
Contact: Renee Redman
Address: 32 Grand Street
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:
(860) 247-9823; (860) 728-0287 fax
E-mail:
info@acluct.org
Website: www.acluct.org
Services: Provide assistance to a limited
number of class actions. No
individual prisoner assistance is
available.
Community Partners in Action
Contact: Maureen Price-Boreland
Address: Parkville Business Center
110 Bartholomew Avenue - #3010
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:
(860) 566-2030; (860) 566-8089 fax
E-mail:
mprice@cpa-ct.org
Website: www.cpa-ct.org
Services: Provides a wide range of services to
offenders and ex-offenders, including
alternatives to incarceration, pretrialrelease programs, resettlement
program, employment services,
substance-abuse
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family reunification for men (postrelease), and HIV/AIDS programs.
Connecticut Correctional Ombudsman
Contact: James R. Bookwalter
Address: 110 Bartholomew Avenue - #4010
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:
(860) 951-8867; (860) 951-8872 fax
Services: Receives
and
investigates
complaints from prisoners in
Connecticut institutions about the
actions and decisions of the
Department of Corrections. We
accept collect calls.
Families in Crisis, Inc.
Contact: Susan Quinlan
Address: 30 Arbor Street, North Wing
Hartford, CT 06106
Phone:
(860) 236-3593; (860) 231-8430 fax
E-mail:
administration@familiesincrisis.org
Website: www.familiesincrisis.org
Services: Provides a comprehensive range of
counseling and support services to
offenders and their families:
individual and family counseling,
crisis intervention, court outreach,
transportation, childcare programs,
parent education groups, support
groups and training programs. Areas
served include: Greater Hartford,
New Haven, Waterbury, and
Bridgeport. Publish Going Home: A
Pre-Release Training Manual for
Successful Family Reintegration,
$23.95 per copy.
Families in Crisis New Haven Office
Address: 48 Howe Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone:
(203) 498-7790; (203) 562-3660 fax
Website: www.familiesincrisis.org
Families in Crisis Waterbury Office
Address: 232 N. Elm Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone:
(203) 573-8656; (203) 573-1132 fax
Website: www.familiesincrisis.org
Inmates’ Legal Assistance Program, Law
Offices of Sydney T. Schulman
Contact: Jane Starkowski

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Address: 78 Oak Street, P.O. Box 260237
Hartford, CT 06126-0237
Phone:
(860) 246-1118; (800) 301-4527;
(860) 246-1119 fax
Services: Provide legal assistance in civil
matters only. Assistance does not
include
representation
and/or
entering an appearance in a case.
Assist prisoners in identifying,
articulating and researching legal
claims. Enable prisoners’ access to
the judicial system via advice,
counsel
and
preparation
of
meaningful legal papers such as
writs, complaints, motions and legal
memorandum or law for claims
having legal merit. Our legal services
are limited to sentenced prisoners
and prisoners incarcerated in
Connecticut institutions.
Isaiah 61:1, Inc.
Contact: Ed Davies
Address: P.O. Box 1399
Bridgeport, CT 06601
Phone:
(203) 368-6116; (203) 576-0616 fax
E-mail:
Eddav72@aol.com
Services: Offer pre-release programs for
offenders to help them achieve a
smooth transition back to their
families and communities. Services
include: work release, career
guidance, spiritual and individual
counseling groups, life-skills training,
anger management, HIV/AIDS
education
and
counseling,
AA/NA/Alanon, and mandatory family
therapy. Programs last approximately
6-9 months for women and 3-4
months for men.
Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization
Contact: Brett Dignam
Address: Yale Legal Services
P.O. Box 209090
New Haven, CT 06520
Phone:
(203) 432-4800; (203) 432-1426 fax
Services: Limited resources. Offer legal
services to Connecticut federal and
state prisoners. Specialize in
parole-related
litigation,
post-conviction, habeas corpus,

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prison conditions and direct referrals.
Damages suits can be handled on a
contingency-fee basis only if client is
a pauper and s/he cannot get a local
law firm to take the case. Publish
Connecticut Prisoners’ Rights, which
includes a detailed reference guide
to resources for prisoners and exoffenders, $4 if able to pay.
Perception Programs, Inc.
Address: 54 North Street, P.O. Box 407
Willimantic, CT 06226
Phone:
(860) 450-7122; (860) 450-7127 fax
E-mail:
linda.mastrianni@
perceptionprograms.org
Website: www.perceptionprograms.org
Services: Limited to Connecticut residents
only. Programs include residential
work-release
and
treatment
programs for male and female
offenders, residential substanceabuse treatment for male offenders,
Alternative to Incarceration Center,
Intentional
Skills
Development
groups available in Department of
Correction Institutions, outpatient
substance-abuse counseling and
supportive housing for HIV+ inmates
ending their sentences.

DELAWARE
AIDS Delaware
Contact: John Baker
Address: 100 W. 10th Street - #315
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone:
(302) 652-6776; (302) 652-5150 fax
E-mail:
baker@aidsdelaware.org
Website: www.aidsdelaware.org
Services: Offer free and anonymous HIV
counseling and testing; case
management,
prevention,
and
educational programs; support
groups, STD/HIV hotline, and more.
Provide safer-sex literature and a
Dispatch newsletter, free upon
written request for information.
AIDS Delaware Kent and Sussex County Office
Address: 706 Rehoboth Avenue
Rehoboth, DE 19971

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Phone:

(302) 226-5350; (302) 226-3519 fax

ACLU of Delaware
Contact: Julia Graff
Address: 100 W. 10th Street - #309
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone:
(302) 654-3966; (302) 654-3689 fax
E-mail:
aclu@aclu-de.org
Website: www.aclu-de.org
Services: Handle litigation on constitutional
issues on a limited basis.
Delaware Center for Justice, Inc.
Contact: Janet Leban
Address: 100 West 10th Street - #905
Wilmington, DE 19801
Phone:
(302) 658-7174; (302) 658-7170 fax
E-mail:
center@dcjustice.org
Website: www.dcjustice.org
Services: Advocate on behalf of prisoners and
their families to resolve problems in
the criminal-justice system. Services
include
prisoner
grievances;
alternatives
to
incarceration;
legislative
advocacy;
AIDS
education. Special emphasis on
incarcerated
women’s
issues.
Provide volunteer tutoring services to
juvenile
institutions.
Quarterly
newsletter is available free to
Delaware prisoners upon request.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
ACLU of the National Capital Area
Contact: Art Spitzer
Address: 1400 20th Street, N.W. - #119
Washington, DC 20036-5920
Phone:
(202) 457-0800
Website: www.aclu-nca.org
Services: Limited
constitutional
issues
litigation.
Center for Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Address: 1234 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. #C1009
Washington, DC 20005
Phone:
(202) 737-7270; (202) 737-7271 fax
Website: www.cjcj.org
Services: Promote balanced and humane
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public safety, for juveniles, through
the development of model programs,
technical assistance, research/policy
analysis, and public education.
D.C. Prisoners’ Legal Services Project, Inc.
Address: 11 Dupont Circle, N.W. - #400
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:
(202) 319-1010
E-mail:
philip_fornaci@washlaw.org
Services: Provide legal services to D.C. Code
offenders, wherever they are
incarcerated, in confinement and
non-confinement-related
civil
matters. Serve as an individual
representation clearinghouse on
prisoners’ rights issues related to
D.C.; provide social services and
health education (AIDS/HIV-related);
information and referrals. Distribute a
free basic AIDS/HIV information
brochure.
National CURE
Address: P.O. Box 2310
Washington, DC 20013
Phone:
(202) 789-2126
E-mail:
cure@curenational.org
Website: www.curenational.org
Services: Organize prisoners, their families
and other concerned citizens to
achieve reforms in the criminaljustice system. No individual cases.
Prisons Foundation
Address: 1718 M Street, N.W. - #151
Washington, DC 20036
Phone:
(202) 393-1511; (727) 538-2095 fax
Website: www.prisonsfoundation.org
Services: Sponsors prisons arts and crafts
shows around the country with the
support of the National Endowment
for the Arts. Currently have about
100 inmates in 40 states in the U.S.
and England involved in this show.
Prison Art Gallery
Address: 1600 K Street, N.W. - #501
Washington, D.C. 20006
Services: Open 9:30am to 5:30pm M-F, and
12:30pm to 5:30pm Saturday and
Sunday.

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Prisoners’ Rights Program
Contact: Ryan Roberts
Address: Public Defender Service
633 Indiana Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20004
Phone:
(202) 628-1200; (202) 626-8423 fax
Services: Services limited to prisoners
confined in D.C. correctional
facilities. Provide legal advice and
assistance
with
conditions-ofconfinement
issues
generally,
including living conditions, access to
adequate medical, dental, and
psychiatric care, access to the
courts, confinement to special
housing units, visitation issues, and
the right to practice one’s religion. No
criminal matters, motions to reduce
sentence or detainers. Distribute free
informational memos on various
prison law topics upon written
request only.
Visitors’ Services Center
Contact: Ann Cunningham-Keep
Address: 1422 Massachusetts Avenue, S.E.
Washington, DC 20003
Phone:
(202) 544-2131; (202) 543-1572 fax
E-mail:
vscdcjails@aol.com
Website: www.vscdcjails.net
Services: Provide volunteers who visit
prisoners at the D.C. Jail and help
them with problems on the outside,
including: referrals to drug treatment,
jobs and housing. Also offer a thirdparty custodianship program.

FLORIDA
ACLU of Florida
Contact: Randall Marshall
Address: 4500 Biscayne Boulevard - #340
Miami, FL 33137-3227
Phone:
(786) 363-2700; (305) 576-1106 fax
E-mail:
aclufl@aclufl.org
Website: www.aclufl.org
Services: Handle litigation on constitutional
issues.
Capital Defense Project
Address: P.O. Box 14273
Tallahassee, FL 32317

State and Local Organizations
Phone:
(850) 915-0695
Services: Criminal defense investigations, both
trial and post-conviction; fact
development; mitigation; witness
location.
Federal Cure, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 15667
Plantation, FL 33317
Phone:
(408) 549-8935
E-mail:
fedcure@fedcure.org
Website: www.fedcure.org
Florida Families with Loved Ones in Prison
(FLIP)
Address: 710 Flanders Avenue
Daytona, FL 32114
Phone:
(904) 254-8453
Website: www.afn.org/~flip
Services: Provide counseling to family
members through Action and
Support Groups. Publish biannual
newsletter. See our website for a full
listing of chapters throughout Florida.
Florida Institutional Legal Services, Inc. (FILS)
Address: 1010-B NW 8th Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone:
(352) 375-2494; (352) 271-4366 fax
Services: Legal assistance to prisoners
incarcerated in state institutions in
Florida. Handle primarily class
actions. Cases involving conditions
of confinement, medical care, civil
rights, and brutality will receive
priority.
Florida Justice Institute, Inc.
Contact: Randall C. Berg, Jr.
Address: 4320 Bank of America Tower
100 S.E. Second Street
Miami, FL 33131
Phone:
(305) 358-2081; (305) 358-0910 fax
E-mail:
rcberg@floridajusticeinstitute.org
Services: Handle civil-rights actions affecting
conditions in Florida’s prisons and
jails; referral arrangements with
members of the private bar for
damages suits and civil-rights cases;
prison advocacy; and lobbying for
criminal-justice reform. (No collect
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Transition
rd
Address: 1550 N.W. 3 Avenue
Miami, FL 33136
Phone:
(305) 571-2001; (305) 571-2002 fax
Services: Job-training and job-placement
services for ex-offenders.

GEORGIA
ACLU of Georgia
Contact: Gerry Weber
Address: P.O. Box 54406
Atlanta, GA 30308
Phone:
(404) 523-5398; (404) 577-0181 fax
E-mail:
info@acluga.org
Website: www.acluga.org
Services: Litigate prison-condition problems.
No post- conviction cases.
Prison and Jail Project
Contact: John Cole Vodicka
Address: P.O. Box 6749
Americus, GA 31709
Phone:
(229) 928-2080; (229) 924-7080 fax
Services: Watchdog agency that monitors
conditions in jails and prisons and
treatment
of
defendants
in
courtrooms. Advocate on behalf of
prisoners, criminal defendants, and
their families. Focus is on Southwest
Georgia, not statewide. Publish
Freedomways, a newsletter free to
prisoners six times a year.
Southern Center for Human Rights
Address: 83 Poplar Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30303-2122
Phone:
(404) 688-1202; (404) 688-9440 fax
E-mail:
rights@schr.org
Website: www.schr.org
Services: Civil-rights
actions
affecting
conditions and practices in Alabama
and Georgia prisons. Represent
people facing the death penalty and
assist attorneys handling jail, prison
and death-penalty cases.
Southern Prison Ministry
Contact: Murphy Davis
Address: 910 Ponce de Leon Avenue, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30306-4212

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Phone:
(404) 874-9652; (404) 874-7964 fax
Website: www.opendoorcommunity.org
Services: Visitation; correspondence; advocacy
for individual prisoners. Provide
hospitality and transportation for
family members to visit prisons.
Services for Georgia prisons only
and primarily death-row prisoners.
Thomas M. West, Attorney at Law
Address: 400 Colony Square - #200
1201 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30361
Phone:
(404) 589-0136; (404) 881-2875 fax
E-mail:
tom_mcwest@hotmail.com
Services: Post-conviction; habeas corpus;
prison conditions; direct referrals;
damage suits and criminal defense.

HAWAII
ACLU of Hawaii
Contact: Lois Perrin
Address: P.O. Box 3410
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone:
(808) 522-5900; (808) 522-5909 fax
E-mail:
office@acluhawaii.org
Website: www.acluhawaii.org
Services: Handle
prison-conditions
and
individual abuse cases; limited to
state prisons.
Office of the Ombudsman
Contact: Robin K. Matsunaga
Address: 465 S. King Street, 4th Floor
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone:
(808) 587-0770; (808) 587-0774
TTY; (808) 587-0773 fax
E-mail:
complaints@ombudsman.hawaii.gov
Website: www.ombudsman.hawaii.gov
Services: Receive complaints from prisoners
regarding conditions of confinement
at facilities operated by the State of
Hawaii.

IDAHO
ACLU of Idaho
Contact: Jack Van Valkenburgh
Address: P.O. Box 1897
Boise, ID 83701

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Phone:
E-mail:
Website:
Services:

(208) 344-9750; (208) 344-7201 fax
admin@acluidaho.org
www.acluidaho.org
Advocate for civil liberties in Idaho,
including the rights of prisoners.

ILLINOIS
ACLU of Illinois
Contact: Harvey Grossman
Address: 180 N. Michigan Avenue - #2300
Chicago, IL 60601-7401
Phone:
(312) 201-9740; (312) 201-9760 fax
E-mail:
acluofillinois@aclu-il.org
Website: www.aclu-il.org
Services: Civil-rights actions; priority to class
action issues.
Illinois CURE
Contact: Dr. Maria Rudisch
Address: 3134 E. 92nd Street
Chicago, IL 60617
Phone:
(773) 933-7919
Institute of Women Today
Contact: Sister Donna Quinn, RSM
Address: 7315 S. Yale Avenue
Chicago, IL 60621
Phone:
(773) 651-8372; (773) 783-2673 fax
E-mail:
IWT7315@aol.com
Services: Civil-rights actions; habeas corpus;
direct referrals; legal research; prison
health care; employment and
vocational guidance; skills training;
counseling; advocates for children of
incarcerated mothers. We also have
two shelters for former female prison
residents and their children in
Chicago: Maria Shelter (transitional
shelter with 4-month stay) and Casa
Notre Dame (second-stage shelter
with maximum 2-year stay for
women who need more time to
accomplish their goals).
Jewish Prisoners Assistance Foundation
Contact: Rabbi Binyomin Scheiman
Address: 9401 N. Margail
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone:
(847) 296-1770; (847) 296-1823 fax
Website: www.chabadandfree.com

State and Local Organizations
Services: Help protect the rights of Jewish
prisoners in Illinois. Pre- and
post-release
counseling
with
prisoners and their families, and
support programs to obtain housing
and employment for ex-offenders.
John Howard Association
Address: 300 West Adams Street - #423
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone:
(312) 782-1901; (312) 782-1902 fax
E-mail:
Info@john-howard.org
Website: www.john-howard.org
Services: Limited direct services within Illinois;
monitoring of Illinois prisons and jails
and advocacy on prison conditions
and prisoners’ rights.
MacArthur Justice Center
Contact: Locke Bowman
Address: Northwestern University School of
Law
375 E. Chicago Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone:
(312) 503-1271; (312) 503-1272 fax
Services: Does impact litigation on criminaljustice issues, especially prison
conditions. While we do conduct
litigation on behalf of prisoners, we
do not accept all cases. Services for
Federal and state prisoners.
Prisoner Release Ministry, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 69
Joliet, IL 60434-0069
Phone:
(815) 723-8998; (815) 723-5544 fax
E-mail:
prministry@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.prisonerreleaseministry.com
Services: Job preparation, counseling and
placement for persons on probation,
parole, and work release in Will,
Kankakee, Kane, DuPage, Kendall,
Grundy and Cook Counties.
Emergency assistance with food,
work clothes, and transportation.
Computerized job bank for entire
State of Illinois.
Safer Foundation
Contact: Ewing A. Foulks
Address: 571 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60661-5701

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Phone:
(312) 922-2200; (312) 922-7640 fax
Website: www.saferfoundation.org
Services: Provide job-readiness training, job
placement, basic education, drugabuse
counseling,
emergency
services (by referral for food,
clothing, shelter) to men and women
released from prison to Chicago area
and to the Quad Cities area (Rock
Island, Illinois and Davenport, Iowa).
Operate the Crossroads Community
Correctional Center for men. Publish
informational materials on the Safer
programs and a quarterly newsletter.

INDIANA
ACLU Indiana
Contact: Ken Falk
Address: 1031 E. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone:
(317) 635-4056; (317) 635-4105 fax
Website: www.aclu-in.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions matters;
provide referrals.
Damien Center
Address: 26 N. Arsenal Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46201
Phone:
(317) 632-0123; (800) 213-1167;
(317) 632-4363 fax
E-mail:
info@damien.org
Website: www.damien.org
Services: Offer services to prisoners who have
AIDS or are HIV-positive. Assist
former prisoners with employment
services and housing assistance.
Also assist families of people with
AIDS. Publish the Damien Center
Newsletter, available upon request.
(No collect calls.)
Indiana CURE
Address: P.O. Box 199256
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone:
(317) 357-2606
E-mail:
director@incure.org
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants. Also work with the families of
prisoners.

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State and Local Organizations
Public Defender of Indiana
Contact: Susan Engelland
Address: 1 N. Capitol - #800
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone:
(317) 232-2475; (317) 232-2307 fax
Services: Provide legal representation to
indigent prisoners in post-conviction
actions
challenging
Indiana
convictions/sentences in state court
only. Represent juveniles in parole
revocation proceedings. Also accept
appointments, at county expense, for
trial or appeal.

IOWA
ACLU Iowa
Contact: Randall Wilson
Address: 901 Insurance Exchange Building
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone:
(515) 243-3576; (515) 243-8506 fax
Website: www.iowaclu.org
Services: Provide direct referrals. Handle
prison-conditions
litigation
and
legislative
issues
on
prison
conditions. Handle no post-conviction
matters.
Iowa CURE
Contact: Jean Basinger
Address: P.O. Box 41005
Des Moines, IA 50311-4718
Phone:
(515) 277-6296
Services: Work toward reform of sentencing
laws, including clemency procedure
and sentence length. Assist in job
training and enhancement of
prisoner-family relationships.
Iowa Citizens’ Aide Ombudsman
Contact: William Angrick
Address: Ola Babcock Miller Building
1112 E. Grand Avenue, 1st Floor, W.
Wing
Des Moines, IA 50319
Phone:
(515) 281-3592; (515) 242-6007 fax
Services: Handle issues related to prisons,
jails, and the Iowa Department of
Corrections.
Iowa Medical Society

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Contact: Office of Legal Affairs
Address: 1001 Grand Avenue
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone:
(515) 223-1401; (515) 223-0590 fax
E-mail:
thellman@iowamedical.org
Website: www.iowamedical.org/ola.htm
Services: The core purpose of the IMS is to
assure the highest quality of health
care in Iowa through our role as
physician and patient advocate.
Handle inmate grievances against
prison doctors or hospitals.
University of Iowa College of Law—Legal
Clinic
Contact: John Whiston
Address: University of Iowa College of Law
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone:
(319) 335-9023; (319) 353-5445 fax
E-mail:
law-legal-clinic@uiowa.edu
Services: Handle post-conviction, habeas
corpus and prison-conditions cases
and provide direct referrals. Maintain
a waiting list in order to limit the
number of cases assigned to
students. Legal research is subject to
delays. Services limited to prisoners
in Iowa or serving Iowa sentences in
other jurisdictions.

KANSAS
ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri
Address: 3601 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Phone:
(816) 756-3113
Website: www.aclukswmo.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions cases and
provide direct referrals. Do not
handle post-conviction matters.
Paul E. Wilson Defender Project
Contact: Jean K. Gilles Phillips
Address: University of Kansas, School of Law
409 Green Hall
Lawrence, KS 66045
Phone:
(785) 864-5571; (785) 864-5054 fax
Services: Handle post-conviction and habeas
corpus cases; only provide advice on
civil matters. Assist prisoners in
Kansas and Leavenworth Federal
Penitentiary. No money damages.

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KENTUCKY
ACLU of Kentucky
Contact: Lili Lutgens
Address: 315 Guthrie Street - #300
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone:
(502) 581-1181; (502) 589-9687 fax
E-mail:
info@aclu-ky.org
Website: www.aclu-ky.org
Services: Handle prison- and jail-conditions
matters.
Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy,
Capital Post-Conviction Branch
Address: 100 Fair Oaks Lane - #301
Frankfort, KY 40601
Phone:
(502) 564-3948; (502) 564-3949 fax
Services: Handle post-conviction cases at
state and federal level. Also provide
training for legal services and
referrals.

LOUISIANA
ACLU of Louisiana
Contact: Katie Schwartzmann
Address: P.O. Box 56157
New Orleans, LA 70156
Phone:
(504) 522-0617; (504) 522-0618 fax
E-mail:
admin@laaclu.org
Website: www.laaclu.org
Services: Provide post-conviction referrals.
Consider prison-condition and civilrights violations for impact litigation.
Community Service Center, Inc.
Contact: Octavia Edinburg
Address: 4000 Magazine Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Phone:
(504) 897-6277; (504) 897-6281 fax
E-mail:
cscnouw@aol.com
Services: Free counseling, case management,
emergency,
GED
preparatory
classes, substance-abuse referrals,
socialization classes and support
groups (including family reunification,
women-to-women and parenting) for
former prisoners convicted of a
felony.

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Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana
Address: 1600 Oretha C. Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA 70113
Phone:
(504) 522-5437; (504) 522-5430 fax
Website: www.jjpl.org
Services: Provide legal services for juveniles.
Louisiana CURE
Address: P.O. Box 181
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Website: www.curelouisiana.org
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.
Project Return
Contact: Dr. Robert E. Roberts
Address: 51 Yosemite Drive
New Orleans, LA 70131
Phone:
(504) 452-5585; (504) 988-1019 fax
E-mail:
bob@projectreturn.com
Website: www.projectreturn.com
Services: Offer a proven, cost-effective method
of transitioning convicted felons
successfully from incarceration to
free
society and
finally to
employment. Services include GED
preparation, addiction treatment and
counseling and job-training and
placement assistance. A brochure
outlining the program (which is a part
of Tulane University Medical CenterSPH&TM) is available free upon
request.

MAINE
ACLU Maine
Contact: Shenna Bellows
Address: 401 Cumberland Avenue - #105
Portland, ME 04101
Phone:
(207) 774-5444; (207) 774-1103 fax
E-mail:
info@mclu.org
Website: www.mclu.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions cases.
Direct representation by MCLU is
available in cases involving violations
of constitutional rights.
Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic
Contact: Diane Arbour

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Address: University of Maine School of Law
246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
Phone:
(207) 780-4370; toll-free: (877) 7802522
Website: www.mainelaw.maine.edu/
cumberlandlegal.aspx
Services: Provide legal representation for lowincome individuals in Cumberland,
York, and Southern Androscoggin.
Assist in civil cases including divorce,
parental rights and responsibilities,
general civil litigation, civil-rights
litigation, and non-fee-generating tort
litigation. Provide criminal defense
for any class of crime at the state
level and in the U.S. District Court for
the District of Maine. Also, protection
from abuse and harassment litigation
in all service areas. Clients are
represented by seniors in law school
who are specially licensed to practice
law in the State of Maine. Does not
provide legal advice or information
over the phone. Does not maintain a
waiting list of potential clients. Does
not provide services on a walk-in
basis.
Maine CURE
Address: 6 Boulder Lane
Lyman, ME 04002
Phone:
(207) 449-7334
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.
NDRAN CURE (National Death Row Assistance
Network)
Address: June 1 - October 1:
6 Tolman Rd
Peaks Island, ME 04108
October 1 - June 1:
12200 Rd. 41.9
Mancos, CO 81328
Phone:
June 1 - October 1:
(207) 766-2418
October 1 - June 1:
(970) 533-7383
E-mail:
claudia@ndran.org
Website: www.ndran.org

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MARYLAND
ACLU of Maryland
Contact: Debbie Jeon
Address: 3600 Clipper Mill Road - #350
Baltimore, MD 21211
Phone:
(410) 889-8555; (410) 889-8558
TTY; (410) 366-7838 fax
E-mail:
aclu@aclu-md.org
Website: www.aclu-md.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions cases.
Direct representation by the ACLU is
available only in cases involving
violation of constitutional rights. The
Baltimore office also handles all
cases concerning prisoners in
Eastern Shore jails.
Alternative Directions, Inc.
Address: 2505 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone:
(410) 889-5072; (410) 889-5092 fax
Services: Alternative Directions provides free
legal assistance to persons in prison
or
recently
released
from
incarceration. Most cases handled
involve family and domestic legal
issues. The program also provides
monthly workshops to prisoners on
legal rights and responsibilities.
Health Education Resource Organization
(HERO)
Address: 1734 Maryland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:
(410) 685-1180; (410) 685-3101 fax
Website: http://hero-mcrc.org
Services: Sponsor volunteers who go to the
Maryland State Penitentiary to
provide
counseling,
facilitating
meetings, contacting families and
lawyers. Distribute some literature
and videos related to health issues.
Contact them for specifics.
Maryland CURE
Address: P.O. Box 23
Simpsonville, MD 21150
Phone:
(301) 869-8180
E-mail:
mdcure@curenational.org
Website: www.curenational.org/~mdcure

State and Local Organizations
Services: Promote and provide information
about
rehabilitative
programs.
Advocate for sensible use of prison
space, alternatives to incarceration,
and resources and programs that will
assist prisoners. Local and National
CURE newsletters available with a
MD CURE membership.
Office of the Public Defender, Collateral
Review Division
Address: 300 W. Preston Street - #213
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone:
(410) 767-8460; (410) 333-7609 fax
Website: www.opd.state.md.us
Services: Handle post-convictions, parole
revocation and extradition matters for
prisoners throughout Maryland.
Services limited to Maryland state
prisoners only.
Prisoner Rights Information System of
Maryland
Contact: Stephen Meehan
Address: P.O. Box 929
Chestertown, MD 21620
Phone:
(410) 778-1700
Services: Handle civil-rights cases pertaining to
conditions-of-confinement issues (no
criminal work). Limited to state
prisons. Provide direct referrals, free
legal service to retain counsel and
representation at Inmate Grievance
Office hearings in select cases. Also
handle
medical
complaints,
sentencing
reviews
and
miscellaneous legal problems.
Prisoners Aid Association of Maryland, Inc.
Contact: Michael Brown
th
Address: 204 E. 25 Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Phone:
(410) 662-0353; (410) 662-0358 fax
Website: www.prisonersaid.org
Services: Provide services to prisoners and
ex-offenders through community
involvement
and
professional
programs, including: counseling,
employment and housing placement.
Run residential facility for homeless
and jobless ex-offenders. Fact sheet
available.

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MASSACHUSETTS
ACLU of Massachusetts
Contact: John Reinstein
Address: 211 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone:
No incoming calls; (617) 451-0009
fax
E-mail:
info@aclum.org
Website: www.aclu-mass.org
Services: Handle cases involving civil-liberties
violations; provide limited direct
referrals.
Goldfarb Behavioral Health Clinic Integration
Program
Address: Shattuck Hospital
170 Morton Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone:
(617) 971-3375
Website: www.shattuckhospital.org
Services: This project is for ex-offenders
returning to the community who need
mental-health and/or substanceabuse services. The project also
serves people who are on parole and
probation.
Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project
(PLAP)
Contact: Pamela Cameron
Address: Gannett House 100
Harvard Law School
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone:
(617) 495-3969 (non-collect)
Hotline: (617) 495-3127 (in-state prisoners
only)
Services: Representation of prisoners at
disciplinary and/or parole hearings.
Also assist State prisoners with other
prison-related problems via hotline.
Services
for
Massachusetts
prisoners only. No self-help manuals.
Does not send legal materials in the
mail.
Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services,
Inc.
Contact: Leslie Walker
Address: 8 Winter Street, 11th Floor

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Phone:
E-mail:
Website:
Services:

Boston, MA 02108
(617) 482-2773; (617) 451-6383 fax
lwalker@mcls.net
www.mcls.net
Provide
direct
services
to
Massachusetts prisoners on the
following
matters:
civil-rights
violations, denial of medical care,
brutality, detainers and warrants,
recovery of “lost” property, sentence
calculation, parole application and
revocation, advice and referrals for
disciplinary
hearings
and
post-conviction proceedings (no
direct representation), and visitation.
Publish a free quarterly newsletter,
MCLS Notes, in English and
Spanish. MCLS accepts collect calls
from Massachusetts prisoners on
Monday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m.
(800) 882-1413/(617) 482-4124
(County Facilities) (877) 249-1342
(DOC Facilities).

Massachusetts CURE
Contact: Dave Elvin
Address: 409 Main Street
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone:
(413) 687-7363
E-mail:
delvin@javanet.com
Services: Education and outreach. Do not
provide direct assistance.
Suffolk County House of Correction, Inmate
Legal Services
Address: 20 Bradston Street
Boston, MA 02118
Phone:
(617) 635-1000
Services: General legal services, exclusively
serving indigent prisoners confined
to the Suffolk County House of
Correction in Boston. By appointment
and referral, assist with routine jail
credit, sentencing, and habeas
corpus; claims for bail money and
personal property; post-conviction
motions, parole and disciplinary
hearings; and assistance with pro se
civil matters, including referral and
coordination with outside counsel.

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MICHIGAN
ACLU of Michigan
Contact: Michael Steinberg
Address: 60 West Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201-1343
Phone:
(313) 578-6800; (313) 578-6811 fax
E-mail:
bbove@aclumich.org
Website: www.aclumich.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions cases and
provide direct referrals. Services are
limited to state prisons and jails.
CURE—Enough
Address: P.O. Box 15655
Detroit, MI 48230
Phone:
(269) 383-0028; (269) 373-2545 fax
E-mail:
ar1220@wayne.edu
Services: Organizes
to
remove
felony
restrictions on jobs, etc.
Michigan CURE
Contact: Kay D. Perry
Address: P.O. Box 2736
Kalamazoo, MI 49003-2736
Phone:
(269) 383-0028; (269) 373-2545 fax
E-mail:
kayperry@aol.com
Services: Grassroots criminal-justice-reform
organization that includes prisoners,
their families and other concerned
citizens. Through advocacy, work to
establish a humane and effective
criminal-justice system. Publish
quarterly newsletter for members
and self-help brochures and
booklets.
SORT (Sex Offenders Restored through
Treatment)
Address: P.O. Box 1191
Okemos, MI 48805
Phone:
(517) 482-2085
E-mail:
sata@satasort.org
Website: www.satasort.org
Services: Offers education about types of
abuses, ways to control abuse, and
positive approaches to therapy and
restorative justice. Also lends
support
through
referrals,
networking, and sharing positive
information for those at risk as
victims and offenders, those
victimized, those who have offended,

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therapists, the justice system, policy
makers, and the public.

MINNESOTA
ACLU Minnesota
Contact: Teresa Nelson
Address: 450 N. Syndicate Avenue - #230
St. Paul, MN 55104
Phone:
no incoming calls; (651) 647-5948
fax
E-mail:
support@aclu-mn.org
Website: www.aclu-mn.org
Services: Handle various matters, including
post-conviction, habeas corpus, and
prison conditions only if they present
a Bill of Rights violation. Provide
direct referrals.
AMICUS
th
Address: 15 S. 5 Street - #1100
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone:
(612) 348-8570; (612) 348-6782 fax
Website: www.amicususa.org
Services: Provide
one-on-one
volunteer
services for prisoners in Minnesota
State prisons. Reconnect and assist
ex-offenders with housing, clothing
and job-seeking resources. Offer
scholarships and pre- and postrelease programs.
Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners
Contact: Brad Colbert
Address: LAMP Clinic
875 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105
Phone:
(651) 290-8651; (651) 290-6406 fax
Services: Provide civil legal services to
persons incarcerated in Minnesota
state prisons who cannot afford or in
any manner obtain a private attorney.
Legal Rights Center
Contact: Community Worker
Address: 1611 Park Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Phone:
(612) 337-0030; (612) 337-0797 fax
E-mail:
office@legalrightscenter.org
Website: www.legalrightscenter.org
Services: Handle
post-conviction,
direct
referrals and criminal defense cases

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only. No appeals except for cases
previously handled by the Center.

MISSISSIPPI
ACLU of Mississippi
Contact: Nsombi Lambright
Address: P.O. Box 2242
Jackson, MS 39225-2242
Phone:
(601) 355-6464; (601) 355-6465 fax
E-mail:
msacluoffice@msaclu.org
Website: www.msaclu.org
Services: Conduct civil-rights actions. Cases
are limited to constitutional issues;
no criminal work.
Mississippi CURE
Contact: Jonathan Edwards
Address: P.O. Box 1620
Philadelphia, MS 39350-9998
E-mail:
jonathan@mississippicure.org
Website: www.mississippicure.org

MISSOURI
4-H Living Interactive Family Education
Missouri Department of Corrections
Contact: Institutional Activities Coordinator
Address: 11593 State Highway O
Mineral Point, MO 63660
Phone:
(573) 438-6000 x1534
Services: Provide enhanced visiting, parenting
education and group activities to
incarcerated individuals and their
families at Potosi Correctional
Center. Program uses National 4-H
organization framework.
ACLU of Eastern Missouri (Eastern)
Contact: Anthony Rothert
Address: 454 Whittier Street
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone:
(314) 652-3111
Website: www.aclu-em.org
Services: Pursue prison-conditions issues and
provide research, information and
referrals to prisoners.
Agape House
Contact: Linda Lamb, Manager
Address: 810 East High

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Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone:
(573) 636-5737
Services: Provide overnight lodging for family
and friends visiting inmates in prison
areas.
Also
provide
familyreunification support.
Center for Women in Transition
Contact: Sister Rose McLarney
Address: 7529 S. Broadway
St. Louis, MO 63111
Phone:
(314) 771-5207
Fax:
(314) 771-0066
Email:
cwit@cwitstl.org
Website: http://cwitstl.org/
Services: Provides information, referrals and
volunteer mentors for women exiting
incarceration. Provides advocacy for
needs of children of offenders and
alternative sentencing for women.
C.H.I.P.S. (Challenging Incarcerated Parents
and Spouses)
Contact: Institutional Activities Coordinator
Address: 8501 No More Victims Rd.
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone:
(573) 751-3911
Services: Provide enhanced visiting, parent
education, marriage seminars, family
reunification, support and referrals
for fathers at Algoa Correctional
Center.
Criminal Justice Ministry
Contact: Carleen Reck
Address: 4127 Forest Park Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63108
Phone:
(314) 652-8062; (314) 531-6712 fax
Website: www.svdpstl.org/cjm
Services: Provide
information,
referrals,
mentoring, public information and
advocacy.
Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis
Address: 2130 Kratky Road
St. Louis, MO 63114
Phone:
(314) 890-9569
Website: www.gscgsl.org
Services: Provide transportation and expenses
for Girl Scouts Beyond Bars, Girl
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and activities with moms and their
daughters at the correctional center.

reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.

Good Samaritan Project
Address: 3030 Walnut Street
Kansas City, MO 64108-3811
Phone:
(816) 561-8784; (816) 753-4582 fax
Website: www.gspkc.org
Services: Provide supportive and responsive
care for individuals affected by
HIV/AIDS, through education and
advocacy.

Parents as Teachers
Contact: Melanie Richter
Address: 920 South Jefferson
Mexico, MO 65265
Phone:
(573) 581-3773 x154
Services: Provide
parent
education,
counseling, information, referrals,
gifts for children and family
reunification support. Serve Audrain
County.

Let’s Start
Contact: Cynthia Stevenson
Address: 1408 South 10th Street
St. Louis, MO 63104
Phone:
(314) 241-2324
Services: Provide support for women coming
out of prison, their children and the
caregivers of the children. Also
provide public education and
advocacy.
Long Distance Dads
Missouri Department of Corrections
Contact: Joe Miller
Address: 2729 Plaza Drive
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone:
(573) 751-2389
Services: Provide parent education; self-help
and family-reunification support for
incarcerated fathers at several
Missouri facilities.
Lutheran Ministries/Humanitri
Contact: Sarah Barnes
Address: P.O. Box 6385
St. Louis, MO 63107
Phone:
(314) 652-4300 x14
Services: Provide transportation, self-help
support group, mentoring, religious
ministry and referrals.
Missouri CURE
Address: P.O. Box 6034
Chesterfield, MO 63006
Phone:
(816) 413-0186
E-mail:
missouricure@hotmail.com
Website: www.mocure.org
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice

PATCH of Chillicothe
Contact: Colleen Scotch, Director
Address: P.O. Box 871
Chillicothe, MO 64601
Phone:
(660) 646-6462
Services: Provide enhanced mother-child visits
in a home-like setting, pre- and postvisit counseling, parent education, reentry preparation and support group,
information, referrals, gifts for
children, mentoring, public education
and advocacy, family therapy, family
reunification
support
and
transportation to visits at Chillicothe
Correctional Center.
PATCH of W.E.R.D.C.C.
(Women’s Eastern Reception and Diagnostic
Correctional Center)
Address: Highway E 54
Vandalia, MO 63382
Phone:
(573) 594-6686
Services: Provide transportation, overnight
lodging, children’s center in the
visiting area, gifts for children and
enhanced visiting for incarcerated
mothers at W.E.R.D.C.C.
Prisoner Family Services
Contact: Susan Smith
Address: 3540 Marcus Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63115
Phone:
(314) 807-4352
Services: Provide transportation once or twice
per month to 19 Missouri correctional
centers. Also provide overnight
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for children, public education and
advocacy.
Project COPE: Congregation Offender
Partnership Enterprise
Address: 3529 Marcus Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63115
Phone:
(314) 389-4804; (314) 389-4804 fax
E-mail:
office@projcope.org
Website: www.projcope.org
Services: Ecumenical
agency
engaging
congregations
in
supportive
partnerships
with
individually
selected ex-offenders as they reenter the St. Louis community.
Regeneration Courage 2 Change, Inc.
Contact: Wilma Warren
Address: P.O. Box 300573
St. Louis, MO 63132
Phone:
(314) 368-2426
Email:
regencourage2chg@aol.com
Services: Provides a mentoring/life-skills
program
for
children
with
incarcerated
parents,
parent
education, self-help support group,
information, referrals, religious
ministry, family reunification support,
community residential services,
public education and advocacy.

MONTANA
ACLU of Montana
Contact: Scott Crichton
Address: P.O. Box 1317
Helena, MT 59624
Phone:
(406) 248-1086; (406) 248-7763 fax
E-mail:
aclu@aclumontana.org
Website: www.aclumontana.org
Services: Provide representation in prisonconditions cases.

NEBRASKA
ACLU of Nebraska
Contact: Amy Miller
Address: 941 O Street - #706
Lincoln, NE 68508
Phone:
(402) 476-8091; (402) 476-8135 fax
E-mail:
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Website: www.aclunebraska.org
Services: Handle civil-rights actions and
habeas corpus. Cases are limited to
constitutional issues. Provide direct
referrals.
Nebraska AIDS Project
Address: 139 S. 40th Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Phone:
(800) 782-2437 (in-state only)
(402) 552-9260; (402) 552-9251 fax
Website: www.nap.org
Services: Statewide AIDS service organization
providing prevention strategies,
support
services
and
case
management to persons living with
HIV/AIDS.
Provides
practical
support, volunteers, support groups,
emergency assistance and statewide
hotline. Clients must be diagnosed
as HIV-positive. Support services
available for family members and
significant others.

NEVADA
ACLU of Nevada
Contact: Gary Peck
Address: 732 South 6th Street - #200A
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone:
(702) 366-1226; (702) 366-1331 fax
E-mail:
aclunv@aclunv.org
Website: www.aclunv.org
Services: Handle habeas corpus and prisonand jail-conditions cases. All services
depend on the availability of
volunteer counsel.
Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons,
Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 27708
Las Vegas, NV 89126
Phone:
(702) 223-6600
E-mail:
ffipffip1@cox.net
Services: Provide support and help for the
“outmates,” those on the outside
who have a loved one in prison or
jail. Hold meetings every Friday
evening, 7:00 p.m., at Christ
Episcopal Church, 2000 South
Maryland Parkway, Meeting Room
#1.

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Nevada AIDS Foundation
Address: 900 West First Street - #200
Reno, NV 89503
Phone:
(775) 348-9888; (775) 324-9339 fax
E-mail:
info@nvaf.net
Website: www.nvaf.net
Services: Services limited to HIV-positive
prisoners.
Write
and/or
visit
prisoners,
depending
upon
volunteers. Residence assistance for
qualified persons with HIV infection
(in latest stages). Try to find homes
for prisoners upon release. Housing
is subsidized up to $300 a month,
depending on existing funds.
Maintain a food bank that is available
for HIV-positive former prisoners.
Several free brochures.

NEW HAMPSHIRE
New Hampshire CLU
Contact: Claire Ebel
Address: 18 Low Avenue
Concord, NH 03301
Phone:
(603) 225-3080; (603) 226-3149 fax
Services: Handle prison conditions, First
Amendment and prisoners’ rights
cases.

NEW JERSEY
ACLU of New Jersey
Contact: Legal Department
Address: P.O. Box 32159
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone:
(973) 642-2084; (973) 642-6523 fax
E-mail:
info@aclu-nj.org
Website: www.aclu-nj.org
Services: Legal defense of serious violations of
constitutional rights; violations must
originate within the State of New
Jersey.
Garden State CURE
Address: c/o Office of Jail & Prison Ministry
P.O. Box 5147
Trenton, NJ 08638
Phone:
(609) 406-7400, x5655
E-mail:
rschul@dioceseoftrenton.org

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Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.
H.O.P.E. For Ex-Offenders, Inc.
Contact: Rev. Jonathan Whitfield
Address: 259 Passaic Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone:
(201) 646-1995 (phone and fax)
Services: Provide
employment
referrals,
temporary housing, clothing, food,
transportation, medication, etc., for
prisoners in Bergen and Passaic
counties.
Horton Dance! Inc.
Contact: Rev. Adrienne Unae
Address: P.O. Box 311
Clementon, NJ 08021
Phone:
(856) 783-7314
E-mail:
info@hortondance.org
Website: www.hortondance.org
Services: Ministers to the incarcerated via
dance movement therapy and
teaches the art form as a mode of
prayer and embodied prayer for
mental and physical healing.
Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
Address: 317 George Street - #203
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone:
(732) 246-0204; (732) 246-4137 fax
(800) 443-0254 (in-state only)
E-mail:
info@hyacinth.org
Website: www.hyacinth.org
Services: Offer the following services to
prisoners with AIDS or who are
HIV-positive: buddies/volunteers who
offer one-on-one support; support
groups; liaison with paroled/released
prisoners; and AIDS information for
corrections staff. Services are
available to state and county
prisoners, but not at every facility
since access to each facility must be
granted separately. Also offer
support groups for families and a
rental-assistance program in Essex
County only.
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Address: 986 S. Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08611
Phone:
(609) 396-8900; (609) 396-8999
Services: Provide direct services to offenders
and ex-offenders and advocates to
improve the criminal-justice system.
Direct services are offered through
two pre-release facilities, Clinton
House and Bates House. The two
resource centers serve probationers
and parolees. Residential facilities
are restricted to state prisoners on
community release. Also publish
News and Views, a quarterly
newsletter discussing criminal-justice
and corrections issues, available as
a membership benefit. Membership
is free to prisoners and $20/year for
non-prisoners.
NJAC’s Clinton House
Address: 21 N. Clinton Avenue
Trenton, NJ 08609
Phone:
(609) 396-9186; (609) 396-0099 fax
Services: Clinton House is a 40-bed residential
community-release program for adult
male offenders. Most of the residents
are A304s (classified violent
offenders). Eligibility criteria include
full minimum status and being within
18 months of parole eligibility. The
program includes work release with a
strong focus on reintegration and
deinstitutionalization.
Distribute
newsletters and kindness from the
Human Kindness Foundation.
NJAC’s Sanford Bates House
Address: 33 Remsen Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Phone:
(732) 846-7220
Services: Residential program for female state
pre-release prisoners. Services
include individual, group and family
counseling, employment assistance,
substance-abuse counseling and
financial counseling. Assist in the
transition from incarceration to living
in the community. Residents pay
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Office of the Ombudsman, New Jersey
Department of Corrections
Address: Department
of
Corrections,
Ombudsman’s Office
P.O. Box 855
Trenton, NJ 08625
Phone:
(609) 292-8020 (Inmate Line, collect
calls accepted)
Services: Provide assistance to prisoners with
problems and complaints. The office
functions independently of the state
prison facilities to ensure the
development of trust, confidentiality
and objectivity between Ombudsmen
and prisoners. Ombudsmen are
expected to be alert and to follow
through on any violation of due
process; to observe that basic living
standards are met; to be especially
responsive to all allegations of staff
brutality; and to observe searches
and crisis situations as required.

NEW MEXICO
ACLU of New Mexico
Contact: Peter Simonson
Address: P.O. Box 80915
Albuquerque, NM 87198
Phone:
(505) 266-5915; (505) 266-5916 fax
E-mail:
psimonson@aclu-nm.org
Website: www.aclu-nm.org
Services: No direct services to prisoners;
referrals only. Investigate complaints
alleging that an indigent defendant
has not been appointed a Public
Defender. Refer complaints from
penitentiary prisoners to the
appropriate Public Defender office or
to the prison compliance monitor in
Santa Fe. Refer prisoners looking for
statutes or cases to the Prison
Research Staff at the UNM Law
Library. Check complaints regarding
food, sanitation, medical treatment,
mail, lawyer access and visiting
privileges for city and county jail
inmates.
Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights
Contact: Mara Taub
Address: 702 Franklin Ave.

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Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone:
(505) 982-9520; (505) 982-9520 fax
Services: Publish
a
national
monthly
newsletter. Provide information and
referrals about prison support
groups. Work to educate people
about
prison-related
issues.
Newsletter is free to prisoners;
modest sliding-scale fee for others.
Dismas House, Inc.
Contact: Peter Rinn
Address: P.O. Box 6101
Albuquerque, NM 87197
Phone:
(505) 343-0746
Fax:
(505) 345-4513
Services: Transitional housing program for
men and women who are parolees
from New Mexico prisons. Room,
board, utilities, laundry facilities and
unlimited local phone calls are
provided at an affordable cost for a
maximum of 10 people at any given
time. There is a multi-step admission
process and a minimum 90-day
supervised stay.
FACES New Mexico/CURE
Address: 1083 Mesa Loop NW
Los Lunas, NM 87031
Phone:
(505) 865-7571
E-mail:
royalmesa@comcast.net
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.
New Mexico Public Defender Department,
Post-Conviction Unit
Contact: Chris Bulman
Address: 301 N. Guadalupe - #001
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone:
(505) 827-3900 x146; (505) 4760273 fax
Services: Provide
court
appointed
representation
services
for
conditions-of-confinement
issues
and substantive underlying case
challenges.
New Mexico Women’s Justice Project
Address: c/o Peanut Butter and Jelly, Inc.

State and Local Organizations
1101 Lopez Road, S.W.
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Phone:
(505) 877-7060; (505) 877-7063 fax
E-mail:
info@pbjfamilyservices.org
Website: www.pbjfamilyservices.org
Services: Provide a broad range of technical
assistance, advocacy, training,
planning, and oversight on issues
involving women in prison and jails
and the children of incarcerated
parents.
Protection and Advocacy System
Address: 1720 Louisiana Blvd. NE - #204
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone:
(800) 432-4682; (505) 256-3184 fax
Service: Provide information and referrals;
advocacy; negotiation or court action
on behalf of individuals and groups;
training regarding legal rights;
benefits and assistance with other
disability issues. (In-state calls only.)

NEW YORK
ACCESS/Argus Community Inc.
Contact: Dianna Diaz
Address: 760 East 160th Street
Bronx, NY 10456
Phone:
(718) 401-5741; (718) 993-9662 fax
E-mail:
ddiaz@arguscommunity.org
Services: Intensive case management for HIV+
persons, including ex-offenders and
their families with or without
Medicaid. Provide referrals, escort to
appointments, and home visits. Can
work with prisoners with a 30-day
discharge date. Will work with parole,
if clients agree/consent.
AIDS Related Community Services
Contact: Hugo Mendez
Address: 473 Broadway
Newburgh, NY 12550
Phone:
(845) 562-5005; (845) 562-5212 fax
AIDS-line: (800) 992-1442
Website: www.arcs.org
Services: Provide support groups, short-term
counseling, AIDS crisis intervention,
comprehensive case-management
services. Prison service initiative for
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services program for county
correctional facilities. Referrals
available for medical, legal, dental,
funeral, and other services. Will
provide materials on current
HIV/AIDS and updated medical
information.
Cephas Attica, Inc.
Contact: Robert Miller
Address: 102 N. Union Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone:
(585) 546-7472; (585) 546-8579 fax
E-mail:
cephas3@rochester.rr.com
Website: www.cephas.org
Services: Provide group counseling in Attica,
Wyoming, Collins, Orleans, Albion,
Rochester, Gowanda, and State
School for Youth at Industry prisons
(13 groups weekly) and aid prisoner
families. Post-release services
include housing for parolees with a
commitment to Cephas, Attica’s 90day program. Also offer assistance
with
educational
opportunities,
transportation, housing and job
opportunities and substance-abuse
aftercare. Available 24 hours a day
for counseling.
The Children’s Center
Contact: Sister Elaine Roulet
Address: Bedford Hills Correctional Facility
247 Harris Road
Bedford Hills, NY 10507
Phone:
(914) 241-3100 x4050; x3199 fax
Services: Offer a wide range of services to
prisoner mothers and their children.
Programs
include:
foster-care
workshops,
parenting
classes,
nursery, Infant Development Center,
children’s advocacy, family literacy,
seasonal and holiday activities, story
corner and transportation assistance.
The Children’s Playroom is open
every day of the year. Provide the
Foster
Care
Handbook
for
Incarcerated Parents and Parenting
from Inside/Out: The Voices of
Mothers in Prison.
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Contact: Amy and George Oliveras
Address: P.O. Box 1314
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590
E-mail:
cureny@bestweb.net
Website: www.bestweb.net/~cureny
Services: Educational
and
advocacy
organization that works for criminaljustice reform and the rehabilitation
of errants. Produce a quarterly
newsletter focusing attention on New
York criminal-justice issues.
Civil Rights Clinic
Contact: Claudia Angelos
Address: N.Y.U. Clinical Law Center
245 Sullivan Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10012
Phone:
(212) 998-6430; (212) 995-4031 fax
Services: In conjunction with a law school
program, students handle an
extremely limited number of civilrights cases for New York State
prisoners incarcerated close to New
York City.
Fortune Society
Contact: Kristen Kidder
Address: 53 W. 23rd Street, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Phone:
(212) 619-7554; (212) 255-4948 fax
Website: www.fortunesociety.org
Services: Ex-offender self-help organization
with a national membership of
30,000. Work with ex-offenders in
the New York area. Offer one-on-one
counseling
(ex-offender
to
ex-offender); one-on-one tutoring;
job-training placement; tutoring in
preparation for the high school GED
diploma; and outpatient substanceabuse services. No legal services.
Act as a referral agency for halfway
houses, drug- or alcohol-addiction
programs, and numerous other
social
services.
Conduct
an
alternatives-to-incarceration program
and AIDS counseling. Publish
Fortune News, free to prisoners upon
request.
Legal Action Center
Contact: Paralegal on Call

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th

Address: 225 Varick Street - 4 Floor
New York, NY 10014
Phone:
(800) 223-4044; (212) 243-1313;
(212) 675-0286 fax
E-mail:
lacinfo@lac.org
Website: www.lac.org
Services: Concerned
primarily
with
employment, housing, and other
types of discrimination against exoffenders, ex-addicts, ex-alcoholics,
and people with HIV. Provide law
libraries and pre-release centers in
New York State facilities with a
publication, How to Get and Clean
Up Your New York State Rap Sheet.
Non-prisoners interested in receiving
this publication should contact the
LAC.
New York City Board of Correction
Contact: Cathy Potler
Address: 51 Chambers Street, Rm. 923
New York, NY 10007
Phone:
(212) 788-7840; (212) 788-7860 fax
Services: Evaluate the performance of the
Department of Correction, establish
and ensure compliance with
minimum standards of confinement,
health care, and mental-health care
in all city correctional facilities.
Review prisoner and employee
grievances, investigate serious
incidents
and
make
recommendations in critical areas of
correctional planning.
New York City Commission on Human Rights
Contact: Migdalia Agrait
Address: 40 Rector Street, 10th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Phone:
(212) 306-5070
Services: Advocate for the rights of city and
state
prisoners,
parolees,
ex-offenders, and their families.
Respond to a wide range of medical
complaints due to AIDS-related
discrimination within the criminaljustice system. Distribute AIDS
discrimination brochures in English
and Spanish, free.
New York CLU

State and Local Organizations
Contact: Arthur Eisenberg
Address: 125 Broad Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Phone:
(212) 607-3300; (212) 607-3318 fax
Website: www.nyclu.org
Services: Handle rare post-conviction and
habeas corpus cases, only if they
raise new civil-liberties issues. Refer
most prison issues to either the
Prisoners’ Rights Project of Legal Aid
or Prisoners’ Legal Services of New
York.
The Osborne Association
Address: 809 Westchester Avenue
Bronx, NY 10455
Phone:
(718) 707-2600; (718) 707-3105 fax
E-mail:
egaynes@osborneny.org
Website: www.osborneny.org
Services: Operate model programs and
provide
direct
services
to
defendants, prisoners, ex-offenders
and their families in the South Bronx,
Brooklyn, and Manhattan and at five
upstate prisons to those who qualify.
Do not provide direct legal services.
Most programs require court
referrals. Publications are available,
including literature on the effects of
incarceration on children and
services available to HIV-positive
prisoners and parolees.
Ossining Prison Ministry, Inc.
Contact: Marion Farrell
Address: 34 S. Highland Avenue
Ossining, NY 10562
Phone:
(914) 941-0540; (914) 941-3929 fax
Services: Provide breakfast and supervised
childcare on Saturdays and Sundays
to visiting families and friends of
prisoners at Sing Sing Prison. Some
counseling is also provided and other
hospitality as needed.
Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York
Ithaca Central Intake
Address: 114 Prospect Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Website: www.plsny.org
Services: Provide civil legal services to indigent
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correctional facilities in cases where
no other counsel is available. Handle
cases
involving
disciplinary
procedures, medical care, excessive
force, mental-health care, conditions
of
confinement,
sentence
computation, parole and jail-time
credit. Serve prisoners in Auburn,
Butler, Camp Georgetown, Camp
Monterey, Camp Pharsalia, Cape
Vincent, Cayuga, Elmira, Five Points,
Southport, Watertown, and Willard.
PLS Albany
Contact: James Bogin
Address: 301 S. Allen Street
Albany, NY 12008
Phone:
(518) 438-8046;
E-mail:
jbogin@plsny.org
Services: Serve prisoners in Camp Mt.
McGregor, Camp Summit, CNYPC,
Coxsackie, Great Meadow, Greene,
Hale Creek, Hudson, Johnstown,
Marcy, Mid-state, Mohawk, Oneida,
Walsh and Washington.
PLS Buffalo
Contact: Patricia Warth
Address: Statler Towers
107 Delaware Avenue - #1360
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone:
(716) 854-1007; (716) 854-1008 fax
Services: Serve prisoners in Albion, Attica,
Buffalo,
Collins,
Gowanda,
Groveland, Lakeview, Livingston,
Orleans, Rochester, Wende, and
Wyoming.
PLS Plattsburgh
Contact: Michael Cassidy
Address: 121 Bridge Street. - #202
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone:
(518) 561-3088; (518) 561-3262 fax
E-mail:
mcassidy@plsny.org
Services: Serve prisoners in Adirondack,
Altona, Bare Hill, Camp Gabriels,
Chateaugay,
Clinton,
Franklin,
Gouverneur, Lyon Mountain, Moriah,
Ogdensburg,
Riverview,
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Prisoners’ Rights Project of the Legal Aid
Society
Address: 199 Water Street
New York, NY 10935
Phone:
(212) 577-3530; (212) 577-7957 fax
Website: www.legal-aid.org
Services: Primary work involves conditions-ofconfinement litigation in federal
court. Also provide referrals and offer
information, advice, and various
forms and information packets to
individual
prisoners
seeking
information on their legal rights and
remedies. Services limited to
prisoners in New York State prisons
and New York City jails.
Providence House, Inc.
Contact: Monzura Rhue
Address: 703 Lexington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
Phone:
(718) 455-0197; (718) 455-0692 fax
Services: Provide transitional housing and
support to homeless, abused and
formerly incarcerated women and
their children. Residents are linked to
support services in the community,
learn basic skills and receive help
obtaining permanent housing.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Contact: Dismas Committee
Address: 249 Broadway
Bethpage, NY 11714
Phone:
(516) 822-3132; (516) 822-2728 fax
E-mail:
rwood@svdprvc.org
Services: Provide
bail
assistance,
transportation in emergencies and
reasonable assurance of housing
and emergency clothing. Services
are limited to Long Island residents
who are returning to Long Island
from prison and those incarcerated in
Long Island.
Southern Tier AIDS Program
Address: 122 Baldwin Street
Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone:
(607) 798-1706; (607) 798-1977 fax
E-mail:
info@stapinc.org
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Services: Provide group and individual support
group services, case management
upon release, educational programs
and materials for corrections officials
and parole officers.
Women’s Prison Association and Home, Inc.
Contact: Ann L. Jacobs
Address: 110 Second Avenue
New York, NY 10003
Phone:
(212) 674-1163; (212) 677-1981 fax
Services: Assist women in making the
transition from incarceration to
independent living in the community
through halfway houses, foster-care
prevention and visitation advocacy,
housing
and
job-placement
assistance,
vocational-training
programs, family and child welfare
programs, and substance-abuse
programs. Emphasize self-reliance
through independent living-skills
development, self-empowerment,
peer support, and client involvement
in the community. Strive to increase
public awareness of and support for
effective,
community-based
responses to crime.

NORTH CAROLINA
ACLU of North Carolina
Contact: Katherine Lewis Parker
Address: P.O. Box 28004
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone:
(919) 834-3390; (919) 828-3265 fax
E-mail:
aclunc@nc.rr.com
Website: www.acluofnorthcarolina.org
Services: Handle habeas corpus and prisonconditions cases. Provide direct
referrals, including referrals for
damage suits.
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc.
Contact: Brenda Richardson
Address: P.O. Box 25397
Raleigh, NC 27611-5397
Phone:
(919) 856-2200
Website: www.ncpls.org
Services: Legal services to North Carolina
prisoners only. Provide a range of
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legal rights to representation in all
state and federal courts. Handle a
variety of legal matters involving
prison conditions and criminal
convictions. Write NCPLS for a
brochure detailing which types of
cases receive top priority, providing
information on how to request
assistance from NCPLS, and listing
information packets and legal forms
available to prisoners.
Prison-Ashram Project
Address: c/o Human Kindness Foundation
P.O. Box 61619
Durham, NC 27715
Phone:
(919) 383-5160; (919) 383-5140 fax
Website: www.humankindness.org
Services: Publish an interfaith spiritual
newsletter and distribute some free
books. Publications discuss the
foundation of self-honesty, courage,
kindness, humor, and wonder.
Summit House, Inc.
Contact: Raymond Matz
Address: 122 N. Elm Street - #910
Greensboro, NC 27403
Phone:
(336) 691-9888; (336) 275-5042 fax
E-mail:
ray@summithouse.org
Website: www.summithouse.org
Services: Summit House is an alternative
correctional facility that helps nonviolent female offenders and their
children under 7. The intensive
residential program focuses on
rehabilitation, teaching responsible
citizenship, respect for the law,
behavior modification, and life-skills
training. Strict guidelines and a point
system regulate the residents’ daily
lives, but also allow them to make
choices. A team of case managers is
present 24 hours a day. During their
stay, residents are expected to earn
a GED, if not a high school graduate;
attend college or other vocational
training; participate in substanceabuse counseling and skills-training
programs; obtain employment;
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be cooperative and involved
members of the house. Information
brochures are available upon
request.

NORTH DAKOTA
ACLU of the Dakotas
Contact: Jennifer Ring
Address: 112 North University Drive - #301
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone:
(701) 461-7290; (701) 461-7291 fax
E-mail:
info@acludakotas.org
Website: www.acludakotas.org

OHIO
AIDS Volunteers of Cincinnati
Contact: Victoria Brooks
Address: 220 Findlay
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone:
(513) 421-2437; (513) 421-0301 fax
Website: www.avoc.org
Services: Services include an AIDS information
and referral line; a buddy program;
and support groups for HIV-positive
persons and their families. Provide
case management, support groups,
forums,
financial
counseling,
transportation, advocacy, and homehealth-care coordination. Assistance
with
chemicaland
alcoholdependency
referrals,
crisis
intervention, and prevention.
ACLU of Ohio
Contact: Jeff Gamso
Address: 4506 Chester Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44103
Phone:
(216) 472-2200; (216) 472-2210 fax
E-mail:
contact@acluohio.org
Website: www.acluohio.org
Services: Review complaints about prison and
jail conditions. For state prison
complaints, prisoner is asked to file a
grievance and appeal and send the
response if s/he is dissatisfied with it.
Books 4 Prisoners
Contact: The Books 4 Prisoners Crew
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Cincinnati, OH 45219
Website: www.freewebs.com/books4prisoners
Services: An all-volunteer group providing free
progressive political and educational
material to prisoners. Only have
services available in Ohio, Indiana
and 4 state facilities in Texas (Lane
Murray Unit, Ramsey I Unit,
Gatesville Unit, and Polunsky Unit).
Prisoners are limited to two books,
postage included, every six months.
CURE Ohio
Contact: Kunta Kenyatta
Address: P.O. Box 14080
Columbus, OH 43214
Phone:
(937) 299-8298; (614) 784-9696 fax
Website: http://cureohio.us/
Services: Provide a legislative voice for Ohio
prisoners and their families. Talk to
legislators, public officials, and the
general public about the need for
criminal-justice reform. Publish a
bimonthly newsletter, Against All
Odds.
Columbus AIDS Task Force
Contact: Peggy Anderson
Address: 1751 East Long Street
Columbus, OH 43212
Phone:
(614) 299-2437; (614) 291-7162 fax
Hotline: (800) 332-2437
Website: www.catf.net
Services: Offer
education
about AIDS
transmission and prevention for
pre-release prisoners, prisoners in
drug-treatment
programs,
and
prisoners in programs for sex
offenders (upon request from state
institutions).
Upon
release,
ex-offenders with AIDS may become
CATF clients. Client services include
support groups for clients and their
families, legal and medical referrals,
and a buddy program. Distribute a
wide variety of literature about
HIV/AIDS for all ages. Operate
statewide toll-free hotline. Hotline for
hearing impaired is (800) DEAF-TTY.
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Contact: Ginger Cermelj
Address: P.O. Box 341347
Columbus, OH 43234
Phone:
(614) 760-1902; (614) 760-1908 fax
Website: www.communityconnectionohio.com
Services: Provide an overall support network
for offenders and ex-offenders to
help
them
be
responsible,
contributing members of society.
Educate the community to support
and nurture this target population
and educate clients to successfully
return to the community. Provide a
Community Connection Program
brochure and a packet listing
services available in the state of
Ohio.
Ohio Justice and Policy Center
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th
Address: 215 E. 9 Street - 6 Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Phone:
(513) 421-1108; (513) 562-3200 fax
E-mail:
contact@ohiojpc.org
Website: www.ohiojpc.org
Services: Educate and assist Ohio prisoners
with use of grievance and
administrative remedies to solve
complaints dealing with conditions of
confinement and protect prisoner
rights under the PLRA and Ohio H.B.
455. Help prisoners’ families
understand prison procedures and
their rights as family members. Also
litigate on significant prisoner rights
issues and run an empowerment
program for Ohio incarcerated
women.
Women’s Re-Entry Resource Network
Contact: Mary Kozina
Address: 1468 West 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Phone:
(216) 696-7535; (216) 658-4727 fax
Services: Provide mental-health services,
parenting classes, support services
for children, job-readiness and
placement assistance, educational
assistance, legal assistance, onsite
baby sitting during groups and
classes, specialized services for
Welfare-to-Work
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substance-abuse treatment, housing
information, creative-writing groups,
temporary transportation, and casemanagement
and
counseling
services at Cuyahoga County Jail.

OKLAHOMA
ACLU of Oklahoma
Contact: Tina Izadi
Address: 3000 Paseo Drive
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Phone:
(405) 524-8511; (405) 524-2296 fax
E-mail:
acluok@acluok.org
Website: www.acluok.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions cases and
civil-liberties violations. Provide
limited referrals. Do not provide
post-conviction
assistance
or
research services to prisoners.
Oklahoma CURE
Address: P.O. Box 9741
Tulsa, OK 74157-0741
Phone:
(918) 744-9857 (and fax)
E-mail:
okcure@earthlink.net
Website: www.home.earthlink.net/~okcure
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.

OREGON
ACLU of Oregon
Contact: David Fidanque
Address: P.O. Box 40585
Portland, OR 97204-0585
Phone:
(503) 227-3186; (503) 227-6948 fax
E-mail:
info@aclu-or.org
Website: www.aclu-or.org
Services: Handle limited post-conviction,
habeas
corpus,
and
prisonconditions cases. Direct referrals are
provided to agencies but not to
private attorneys. This office has no
staff attorneys.
Community Court Project
Multnomah County Adult Community Justice
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Portland, OR 97204
Phone:
(503) 988-3007; (503) 988-4574 fax
Services: By collaborating with citizens, law
enforcement, court and socialservice agencies, the Community
Court
Project
encourages
defendants to contribute positively to
their community through communityservice projects and offers them
social-service assistance to address
underlying problems that can lead to
criminal behavior.
Better People
Contact: Clariner Boston
Address: 4310 NE MLK, Jr. Boulevard
Portland, OR 97211
Phone:
(503) 281-2663; (503) 281-2667 fax
Website: www.betterpeople.org
Services: A living-wage employment and
counseling program for adult
offenders.
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice (CJC)
Northwest Regional Office
Address: Western Oregon University
HHS 223A
345 N. Monmouth
Monmouth, OR 97361
Phone:
(503) 838-8401
Services: Promote balanced and humane
criminal-justice policies that reduce
incarceration and promote long-term
public safety for juveniles, through
the development of model programs,
technical assistance, research/policy
analysis, and public education.
Federal Public Defender, District of Oregon
Portland (Main) Office
Address: 101 SW Main Street - #1700
Portland, OR 97204
Phone:
(503) 326-2123; (503) 326-5524 fax
Eugene Office
Address: 151 W. 7th Street - #510
Eugene, OR 97401
Phone:
(541) 465-6937; (541) 465-6975 fax
Medford Office
Address: 15 Newton Street
Medford, OR 97501
Phone:
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Hepatitis C (HCV) Prison Support Project
Contact: Phyllis Beck
Address: P.O. Box 41803
Eugene, OR 97404
Phone:
(541) 607-5725; (541) 607-5684 fax
E-mail:
pkbeckinor@aol.com
Website: www.hcvinprison.org
Services: Educate prisoners and advocate for
better testing, diagnosis, and
prevention of Hepatitis and HIV/HCV
co-infection. Distribute bimonthly
newsletter and Hepatitis C, HIV/HCV
co-infection
packets
free
to
prisoners.
Legislative Commission on Indian Services
Address: 900 Court Street, NE - #167
Salem, OR 97301
Phone:
(503) 986-1067; (503) 986-1071 fax
Email:
cassandra.webber@state.or.us
Website: www.leg.state.or.us/cis
Services: The state regulated office to aid in
legislative issues dealing with Tribe
and Nation peoples.
Multnomah County Legal Aid
Address: 700 SW Washington - #500
Portland, OR 97205
Phone:
(503) 224-4086; (503) 295-9496 fax
Website: www.oregonlawhelp.org
Services: Assist residents in family law, public
benefits, landlord tenants, and other
civil matters.
Oregon CURE
Address: 1631 NE Broadway - #460
Portland, OR 97232
Phone:
(866) 357-2873
Website: www.oregoncure.org
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.
Oregon Office of the Governor
Address: Citizens’ Representative Office
Office of the Governor
900 Court Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone:
(503) 378-4582; (503) 378-6827 fax
Services: Handle issues that come to the
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corrections, board of parole, postprison supervision, and other lawenforcement areas.
Oregon State Public Defender
Contact: Peter Gartlan
Address: 1320 Capitol Street, NE - #200
Salem, OR 97301-7869
Phone:
(503) 378-3349 or (503) 378-2371
E-mail:
peter.gartlan@opds.state.or.us
Website: www.opds.state.or.us
Services: Handle direct criminal appeals for
indigent defendants convicted of
felonies in state circuit courts;
misdemeanors in state district courts
and parole appeals, together with
parole set appeals.
Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death
Penalty
Address: P.O. Box 361
Portland, OR 97207-0361
Phone:
(503) 236-1686
E-mail:
info@oadp.org
Website: www.oadp.org
Services: Criminal-justice activists joined in a
concerted effort to increase the
effectiveness of Oregon’s response
to violent interpersonal crime. Our
members include victims, survivors,
attorneys, religious leaders, teachers
and other concerned citizens. OADP
works toward repeal of the death
penalty; support life sentence
alternatives
in
response
to
aggravated murder as effective and
sufficient;
promote
research,
education and discussion of issues
relating to the death penalty; work to
promote principles of restorative
justice for all those affected by
murder, including victims’ family
members, prisoners and prisoners’
families.

PENNSYLVANIA
AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania
Contact: Rhonda Goldfein
Address: 1211 Chestnut Street - #600
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone:
(215) 587-9377; (215) 587-9902 fax

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Services: Provide a range of legal services,
including
information
on
compassionate release and referrals
to community-based organizations
for prisoners living with HIV/AIDS.
Publish AIDS and the Law: Your
Rights in Pennsylvania, available
free to prisoners and low-income
residents.
ACLU of Pennsylvania
Contact: Vic Walczak
Address: P.O. Box 40008
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone:
(215) 592-1513; (215) 592-1343 fax
E-mail:
info@aclupa.org
Website: www.aclupa.org
Services: Primarily provide direct referrals.
Occasionally handle habeas corpus
and prison-conditions cases.
ACLU of Pennsylvania, Greater Pittsburgh
Chapter
Address: 313 Atwood Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone:
(412) 681-7736; (412) 681-8707 fax
E-mail:
info@aclupgh.org
Website: www.pgh.aclu.org
Services: Handle prison-conditions cases and
provide referrals.
BEBASHI
Contact: Ebony Davis
Address: 1217 Spring Garden Street, 1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19123
Phone:
(215) 769-3561, x132; (215) 7693860 fax
Website: www.bebashi.org
Services: Provide discharge-planning and
case-management services to HIV+
prisoners in Pennsylvania State
Correction Institutions. Assist with
housing, medical and behavioral
health care, public benefits, and
support in re-entry. Limited to HIV+
prisoners who are returning to
Philadelphia County upon release.
Furnish agency brochures and
discharge planning forms upon
request.
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Contact: Tom Brewster
Address: 3013 Benner Pike
Bellefonte, PA 16823-8303
Phone:
(814) 353-9081; (814) 353-9083 fax
E-mail:
thom@centrepeace.org
Website: www.centrepeace.org
Services: Run Prayer-Mate Program. Prisoners
and
community
members
communicate by mail through this
office on a first-name-only basis.
Provide
SCI-Rockview
familyvisitation
assistance
for
PA
prisoners, corrections personnel, and
community. We pay half the cost of
transportation to Rockview Prison in
Bellefonte, PA. Run conflictresolution training that teaches nonviolent resolution of conflicts and
introduction to mediation. Organize
PA Prison Runathon—prisoners run
a marathon to raise funds for
alternatives to incarceration of youth.
Publish Criminal Justice Advocacy
and Support Directory, free for PA
prisoners, victims, and their families.
Community Justice Project
Contact: Donald Driscoll
Address: 1705 Allegheny Building
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone:
(412) 434-6002
Concerned
Seniors/Gray
Panthers
of
Graterford
Contact: Dr. Julia Hall
Address: Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone:
(215) 895-2472; (215) 895-1333 fax
E-mail:
hall@drexel.edu
Services: Advocate for older prisoners
incarcerated in Pennsylvania prisons
and jails. Provide information,
advocacy, external contacts and
opportunities to prepare for return to
the community. Medical, legal,
financial
and
family
experts
frequently serve as guest speakers
to the group. Services are limited to
the State Correctional Institute at
Graterford in Pennsylvania.
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Address: 1441 Samson Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone:
(215) 568-3190; (215) 988-0208 fax
Services: Represent indigent adults and
juveniles in criminal cases for which
Association is appointed as counsel
by the courts.
Lewisburg Prison Project, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 128
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone:
(570) 523-1104; (570) 523-3944 fax
E-mail:
prisonproject@dejazzd.com
Website: www.eg.bucknell.edu/~mligare/LPP
.html
Services: Provide direct civil legal services
without charge to indigent prisoners
who are victims of crime or abuse, or
who have been denied their
constitutional rights due to their
conditions of confinement. Serve
prisoners in the Middle District of
Pennsylvania, including 2 Federal
Corrections Complexes, 11 State
Prisons, and 34 County Jails. Offer a
number of publications distributed
nationwide of specific interest to
prisoners. Contact the LPP for their
most recent list of manuals and
bulletins on prisoner rights and pro
se litigation. Cannot provide legal
services by mail; assist with criminal
law, sentencing law, or divorce;
forward anything to other prisoners;
or find citations, review briefs, or
make copies.
Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
Contact: Angus Love
Address: 718 Arch Street
Suite 304 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone:
(215) 925-2966; (215) 925-5337 fax
Website: www.pailp.org
Services: Represent prisoners on prisonconditions issues and a full range of
civil services. Assistance provided to
prisoners in the federal, state, or
county
jails
throughout
the
Commonwealth. Distribute various
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name change, and a report of
leading cases in 3rd Circuit Court of
Appeals, as well as a local referral
guide.
Pennsylvania Prison Society
Contact: William DiMascio
Address: 245 N. Broad Street - #300
Philadelphia, PA 19107-1518
Phone:
(215) 564-6005; (215) 564-7926 fax
E-mail:
geninfo@prisonsociety.org
Website: www.prisonsociety.org
Services: Provide support for prisoners while
incarcerated and upon return to the
community, in addition to providing
services for their families. The ReEntry Services Program (RESP)
assists former offenders with life and
employment skills to become
productive members of their
communities. The Services to Elderly
Inmates (STEP) provides casemanagement and direct services for
aging prisoners in state prisons. The
Inmate Family Services (IFS)
program teaches parenting skills to
individuals incarcerated throughout
the state. The IFS facilitates Support
of Kids with Incarcerated Parents
(SKIP), a support group for children
between the ages of 8-12 years. The
Virtual Visitation program offers
prisoners and their families the
opportunity to visit via teleconference
when distance prevents families from
traveling to visit loved ones. Staff and
volunteers operate the family
resource center at the State
Correctional Institution at Graterford.
The Program for Female Offenders, Inc.
Contact: Carol Hertz
Address: 100 N. Braddock Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Phone:
(412) 281-7380; (412) 642-9118 fax
E-mail:
chertz@tpfo.org
Services: Work with women who are on
probation or parole or who have ever
been in trouble with the law. Provide
ongoing support in the areas of
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placement. Operate the Program
Center, a work-release center that
functions as an alternative program
to serving time in the Allegheny
County Jail.
The Program for Female Offenders, Inc.,
Greater Harrisburg Office
Contact: Valerie G. Simmons
Address: 1515 Derry Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
Phone:
(717) 238-9950; (717) 236-3585 fax
Services: Work with women who are on
probation or parole or who have ever
been in trouble with the law. Provide
ongoing support in the areas of
counseling, HIV/AIDS prevention,
parole planning, career education,
mentoring, workshops, referrals, and
job
placement.
Operate
the
Woodside Family Center, which
functions as an alternative program
to serving time in the Dauphin
County Prison.
Program for Women and Families
Contact: Dr. Joyce Dougherty
Address: 1030 Walnut Street
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone:
(610) 433-6556; (610) 433-1983 fax
E-mail:
contactus@thepwf.org
Website: www.thepwf.org
Services: Work exclusively with women
offenders at the local level. Provide
employment counseling, housing
counseling, individual and group
counseling, case management,
parenting classes, and HIV/AIDS
prevention programs. Also operate a
small transitional residence.
Project IMPACT
Contact: Rhonda Hummel or David DeiblerGorman
Address: S.C.I. Muncy
P.O. Box 180
Muncy, PA 17756
Phone:
(570) 546-3171 x419 or x420
Services: Run a children’s center at SCI-Muncy
where prisoners can spend individual
time with their children. Project
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workshops, prenatal classes and
parenting support groups. Provide a
workbook for incarcerated parents
written by staff, professionals and
prisoners at SCI-Muncy, called I
Love You This Much. The workbook
provides parents with ideas and
suggestions for actively staying part
of their children’s lives despite the
physical separation. Cost is $5 plus
$2 s/h. Write for an order form.
Services are limited to prisoners at
SCI-Muncy.
Urban League Employment Program
Contact: David Tugume
Address: 502 S. Duke Street
Lancaster, PA 17602
Phone:
(717) 394-1966: (717) 295-5044 fax
Services: Provide job-search workshops,
individualized job-search assistance,
counseling,
and
follow-up
employment services. Also, offer a
free job-listing service for employers.
WWW.Prisoners.com
Contact: Sandra Feigley
Address: P.O. Box 5251
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone:
(717) 236-6045
Website: www.prisoners.com
Services: Present prison-related issues to the
world through our website and
present
prisoner
issues
to
Pennsylvania legislators.

PUERTO RICO
ACLU of Puerto Rico
Contact: William Ramirez, Esq.
Address: Union Plaza Building - #205
416 Avenida Ponce de Leon
San Juan, PR 00918
Phone:
(787) 753-8493; (787) 753-4268 fax
E-mail:
aclupr@prtc.net
Services: Provide limited assistance to
prisoners. Services are restricted to
general counseling and direct
referrals. Provide advocacy against
the death penalty and work in
coalition with local prison-advocacy
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RHODE ISLAND
ACLU of Rhode Island
Contact: Steven Brown
Address: 128 Dorrance Street - #220
Providence, RI 02903
Phone:
(401) 831-7171; (401) 831-7175 fax
E-mail:
riaclu@riaclu.org
Website: www.riaclu.org
Services: Provide limited assistance to
prisoners. Services are restricted to
post-conviction, habeas corpus,
prison conditions, and direct
referrals. Especially concerned with
prison problems that raise significant
First Amendment or due process
issues.

SOUTH CAROLINA
ACLU of South Carolina
Contact: Valerie Shannon
Address: 2712 Middleburg Drive - #104
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone:
(803) 799-5151; (803) 254-7374 fax
E-mail:
intake@aclusc.org
Website: www.aclusc.org
Services: Provide limited assistance to
prisoners. Services are restricted to
post-conviction, habeas corpus,
prison conditions, and direct
referrals.
Alston Wilkes Society
Contact: S. Anne Walker
Address: 3519 Medical Drive
Columbia, SC 29203
Phone:
(803) 799-2490; (803) 540-7223 fax
E-mail:
glockhart@alstonwilkessociety.org
Website: www.alstonwilkessociety.org
Services: Statewide social-service organization
that provides a broad range of direct
services and referral assistance to
offenders, ex-offenders and their
immediate
families.
Provide
assistance to prisoners regarding
parole and release planning, as well
as advocacy and legislative services.
Operate halfway houses for adult
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available. Reservations are required.
For ex-offenders looking to relocate,
contact the Tennessee Board of
Probation and Parole. Offer a weekly
support group for adults with loved
ones in prison. Provide advocacy for
families, information, and referrals.
Offer publications of interest to
prisoners
and their families:
Separate
Prisons
Newsletter,
available free; Handbook for Families
and Friends of Tennessee Prisoners,
contact office for cost; Two in Every
100, a workbook for young children
with a parent in prison, contact office
for cost. Parole packets with
information about preparing for
parole in Tennessee are $8.

emotionally disturbed juveniles, and
a facility for homeless male veterans.
Provide public information and
educational programs to citizens of
South Carolina, and provide a range
of volunteer services to adults and
juveniles.
Accept
out-of-state
referrals of residents of South
Carolina and of probationers under
jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of
Prisons.

SOUTH DAKOTA
ACLU of the Dakotas
Contact: Jennifer Ring
Address: Manchester Building
112 N. University Drive - #301
Fargo, ND 58102-4661
Phone:
(701) 461-7290: (701) 461-7291 fax
E-mail:
dakaclu@cs.com

TENNESSEE
ACLU of Tennessee
Contact: Melody Fowler-Green
Address: P.O. Box 120160
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone:
(615) 320-7142
Website: www.aclu-tn.org
Services: Handle habeas corpus, if a civilrights question is involved, and
prison- and jail-conditions cases.
Provide direct referrals and legal
assistance regarding discrimination
based on AIDS/HIV.
Reconciliation Ministries, Inc.
Contact: Alice Arceneaux
Address: 702 51st Avenue North
Nashville, TN 37209
Phone:
(615) 292-6371; (615) 292-6383 fax
E-mail:
reconciliation_@hotmail.com
Services: We only respond to requests relating
to Tennessee prisoners. Provide a
guesthouse for families coming to
Nashville to visit a prisoner in a
Middle Tennessee correctional
facility. Accommodations are free to
visiting
families
and
some
transportation
assistance
is

Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing
Address: Box 120552
Nashville, TN 37212
Phone:
(615) 256-3906
E-mail:
tcask@tcask.org
Website: www.tcask.org
Services: Coordinate
legislative
and
community opposition to the death
penalty. Publish quarterly newsletter,
Tennessee Lifelines, free to
Tennessee death-row prisoners.

TEXAS
ACLU of Texas
Contact: Lisa Graybill
Address: P.O. Box 12905
Austin, TX 78711-2905
Phone:
(512) 478-7309; (512) 478-7303 fax
E-mail:
info@aclutx.org
Website: www.aclutx.org
Services: Handle city, county, state and federal
prison-conditions cases.
Dallas County Jail Programs Division
Contact: Jim Strickland
Address: 133 N. Industrial Boulevard, LB31
Dallas, TX 75207
Phone:
(214) 653-2837; (214) 653-2832 fax
Services: Coordinate
education
courses
(literacy
and
GED
through
community college), recreation,
library,
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programs for prisoners within the
Dallas County Jail system. Assist in
referrals to outside community
agencies for released prisoners.
FIND-CURE (Furnishing Imprisoned NonCitizens with Direction)
Contact: Dr. Luis Payan
Address: 705 Mississippi Avenue
El Paso, TX 79902
Phone:
(915) 747-7985
E-mail:
lapayan@utep.edu
Texas CURE
Address: 4121 Burning Tree Lane
Garland, TX 75042
Phone:
(972) 276-9865
E-mail:
dill.c@tx.rr.com
Website: www.txcure.org
Services: Provide referrals and information, no
legal assistance. Organize prisoners,
their families and other concerned
citizens to achieve reforms in the
Texas
criminal-justice
system.
Publish a quarterly newsletter, News
& Notes, free to Texas prisoners and
Texas CURE members contributing
$10 or more.
Texas Inmates Families Association (TIFA)
Address: P.O. Box 300220
Austin, TX 78703-0004
Phone:
(512) 371-0900
E-mail:
tifa@tifa.org
Website: www.tifa.org
Services: Advocacy organization for families
with incarcerated loved ones. Help
families help their incarcerated family
members with conditions issues,
such as medical care, abuse, and
violence. Provide educational and
other information. Advocate for
legislative and criminal justice reform
and public awareness.
Welcome House, Inc.
Contact: Jackie Thompson
Address: 921 N. Peak Street
Dallas, TX 75204
Phone:
(214) 887-0696; (214) 827-9582 fax
E-mail:
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Services: Offer housing, food, clothing, and the
introduction to recovery as described
by AA guidelines. Provide a safe
place to live for prisoners, HIVinfected individuals, and women.
Affiliated with Dallas’s court system,
we frequently accompany offenders
to court and testify to their program
adherence. Also offer a mentoring
program, GED assistance, life-skills,
family and marital counseling, and a
recovery support group. Assist
parolees in establishing a home in a
structured drug-free environment.
Distribute a free client brochure on
agency specifics.
Texas Advocacy Project, Inc.
Contact: Andrea Sloane
Address: P.O. Box 833
Austin, TX 78767-0833
Phone:
(512) 476-5377; (800) 777-3247 (tollfree)
E-mail:
info@women-law.org
Website: www.women-law.org
Services: Provide free legal assistance for any
victim of violence or sexual assault in
Texas.

UTAH
ACLU of Utah
Contact: Margaret Plane
Address: 355 North 300 W - #1
Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Phone:
(801) 521-9289; (801) 532-2850 fax
E-mail:
aclu@acluutah.org
Website: www.acluutah.org
Services: Review complaints resulting in
systemic violations of prisoner rights.
Monthly meetings with prison officials
to resolve ongoing problems;
medical care, mental health, and
general conditions.
Prisoner Information Network (PIN)
Contact: Marianne Johnstone
Address: P.O. Box 165171
Salt Lake City, UT 84116
Phone:
(801) 355-0234; (801) 521-6282 fax
E-mail:
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Services: A resource for prisoners and their
families in Utah. Provide hygiene kits
to prisoners being released in Utah.
Hold monthly outreach meetings and
publish newsletter, Behind the Wire.
Also publish the Utah Prisoner
Resource Guide, $4 for prisoners
and $10 for people in the free world.

State and Local Organizations
Catholic Mass and other Church
services. Ensure that each prisoner
receives a Christmas gift—i.e.,
socks, shampoo, writing paper, etc.
Furnish clothing whenever possible
to needy prisoners. Assist exoffenders with employment and
housing assistance.

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

ACLU of Vermont
Contact: Laura Philipps
Address: 137 Elm Street
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone:
(802) 223-6304; (802) 233-6304 fax
E-mail:
info@acluvt.org
Website: www.acluvt.org
Services: Handle
post-conviction
cases
involving civil-liberties issues; limited
prison-conditions cases; damage
suits (no fees). Provide direct
referrals. Services limited to Vermont
prisoners, residents, and prisoners
transferred to other states.

AIDS/HIV Services Group
Contact: Bruce Taylor
Address: P.O. Box 2322
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone:
(434) 979-7714; (434) 979-8734 fax
E-mail:
info@aidsservices.org
Website: www.aidsservices.org
Services: Offer services to individuals with
HIV/AIDS who are in the local jail,
including
emotional
support,
information packets, and assistance
with
post-release
planning—
housing, employment, etc. Also offer
supportive services to family
members and friends of individuals
with HIV/AIDS who are incarcerated.

Prisoners’ Rights Office
Contact: Dawn Seibert
th
Address: 6 Baldwin Street - 4 Floor
Montpelier, VT 05633
Phone:
(802) 828-3194; (802) 828-3163 fax
Website: www.defgen.state.vt.us
Services: Handle limited civil-rights actions,
post-conviction relief, habeas corpus
and prison-conditions cases; direct
referrals; parole revocation; and
prison disciplinary matters. Only
assist Vermont prisoners charged
with Vermont crimes.
Vermont Catholic Charities, Inc.
Address: 351 North Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
Phone:
(802) 658-6110 x312; (802) 8600451 fax
E-mail:
charities@vermontcatholic.org
Services: Provide
one-on-one
pastoral
counseling,
family
visitation,
prisoner-supervised passes, and
referral services. Services are limited
to Vermont offenders, ex-offenders
and their families. Also provide

ACLU of Virginia
Contact: Rebecca Glenberg
Address: 530 East Main Street - #310
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
(804) 644-8022; (804) 649-2733 fax
E-mail:
intake@acluva.org
Website: www.acluva.org
Services: Handle select litigation limited to
state prison facilities and county jails.
Assisting Families of Inmates
Contact: Fran Bolin
Address: 1 N. 5th Street - #400
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
(804) 643-2401; (804) 643-2464 fax
E-mail:
family@afoi.org
Website: www.afoi.org
Services: Provide visiting-day transportation for
families and friends of state
prisoners between Richmond and
most major state prisons (goes to 30
facilities). Provide information and
referrals for community resources
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chaperones to accompany children
on visits with incarcerated mothers.
Collaborate with CIS to run a schoolbased counseling program for
children of incarcerated parents,
called Milk and Cookies. Cooperate
with United Methodist Church to
recruit and enroll eligible children for
the All God’s Children summer
camp.
The Beautiful Struggle
Contact: Billie Jones
Address: P.O. Box 223152
Chantilly, VA 20153
Phone:
(703) 361-4645
E-mail:
thebeautifulstruggle@
yahoogroups.com
Website: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/
thebeautifulstruggle
Services: Advocacy to change society’s
perception of how prisoners are
viewed.
Offender Aid and Restoration of Arlington
County
Contact: Transition Advisor
Address: 1400 N. Uhle Street - #704
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone:
(703) 228-7030; (703) 228-3981 fax
E-mail:
info@oaronline.org
Website: www.oaronline.org
Services: Provide
support,
emergency
assistance, identification, direct
referrals, and planning for transition
into the community. Prepare clients
to obtain and maintain suitable
employment. Limited to residents of
Arlington County, City of Alexandria,
and City of Falls Church.
Offender
Aid
and
Restoration
of
Charlottesville/ Albemarle
Contact: Patricia Smith
Address: 750 Harris Street - #207
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone:
(434) 296-2441; (434) 979-4038 fax
E-mail:
cdodds@oar-jacc.org
Services: Offer pretrial services, supervision of
community service and restitution,
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State and Local Organizations
assistance
families.

for

offenders

and

Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond,
Inc.
Contact: Barbara Slayden
Address: 1 N. 3rd Street - #200
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone:
(804) 643-2746; (804) 643-1187 fax
E-mail:
info@oarric.org
Website: www.oarric.org
Services: Post-release services are provided to
inmates released from a jail in the
greater Richmond area and inmates
from a state or federal prison
returning to the Richmond area. A
Post-Release Services Client Guide
is available free through the mail to
inmates requesting information.
Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources of
Fairfax County, Inc.
Address: 10640 Page Avenue - #250
Fairfax, VA 22030-4000
Phone:
(703) 246-3033; (703) 273-7554 fax
E-mail:
info@oarfairfax.org
Website: www.oarfairfax.org
Services: Provide referrals to community
resources,
employment
and
vocational guidance, one-on-one
volunteers (prisoner visitation) at
Fairfax County Adult Detention
Center and emergency assistance
for ex-offenders to obtain food,
clothing and temporary housing.
Family assistance services include:
family support group, one-on-one
counseling
(by
appointment),
emergency assistance to obtain
food, clothing and temporary housing
and Saturday Friends, a support
group for children of offenders and
the children’s main care givers.
Assistance available only for Fairfax
County residents and ex-offenders
from Fairfax County returning from
state correctional institutions. Limited
resources also available to residents
and ex-offenders in Loudon and
Prince William Counties.

State and Local Organizations
Virginia Capital Representation Resource
Center
Contact: Rob Lee
Address: 2421 Ivy Road - #301
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone:
(434) 817-2970; (434) 817-2972 fax
E-mail:
roblee@vcrrc.org
Services: Provide expert legal consultative
services to attorneys and law firms
that represent death-sentenced
prisoners in Virginia.
Virginia CURE
Address: P.O. Box 19307
Alexandria, VA 22320-0307
Phone:
(703) 765-6549; (703) 765-6549 fax
E-mail:
virginiacure@cox.net,
VirginiaPrisoners@yahoogroups.com
Website: www.vacure.org
Services: All-volunteer
membership
organization. Provide referrals, public
information and education on the
criminal-justice system, and prison
and
criminal-justice-reform
advocacy. Network with state
legislature, prisoner family-support
groups, religious leaders, and
administrative agencies that deal
with prison and criminal justice
issues. Publish infrequent newsletter
on Virginia prison issues, Inside Out.
Dues: $2 (or 6 stamps) prisoners;
$15 individuals; $25 family; $50
supporter;
$150
life
member/organization;
$250
benefactor.

State and Local Organizations
Columbia Legal Service
Contact: Beth Colgan
Address: 101 Yesler Way - #301
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:
(206) 382-3399 (collect) or (206)
464-0838; (206) 464-0856 fax
Services: Handle conditions-of-confinement
and civil-rights claims.
Law Office of Leta J. Schattauer
Contact: Leta J. Schattauer
Address: 705 Second Avenue - #1300
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone:
(206) 623-0366; (206) 623-2186 fax
Services: Represent
Washington
State
prisoners in post-conviction matters
in State and Federal court. Provide
representation before the ISRB
(parole board), the Clemency Board,
and other institutional administrative
bodies. Also represent sexual
predators facing civil commitment
and/or release to the community.
Spokane County Public Defender
Contact: John Rodgers
Address: 1033 W. Gardner
Spokane, WA 99260-0280
Phone:
(509) 477-4246; (509) 477-2567 fax
Services: By court appointment only, handle
adult felony, juvenile felony and
misdemeanor
and
county
misdemeanor crimes. Also handle
civil commitments and juvenile
dependency cases.

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

ACLU of Washington
Contact: Julya Hampton
Address: 705 Second Avenue - #300
Seattle, WA 98104-1799
Phone:
(206) 624-2180; (206) 624-2190 fax
E-mail:
administration@aclu-wa.org
Website: www.aclu-wa.org
Services: Handle complaints, on a limited
basis, regarding jail and prison
conditions and treatment of prisoners
(depending on available staff
resources). No post-conviction
appeals.

ACLU of West Virginia
Address: P.O. Box 3952
Charleston, WV 25339-3952
Phone:
(304) 345-9246; (304) 345-9262 fax
E-mail:
mail@acluwv.org
Website: www.acluwv.org
Services: Handle complaints on a very limited
basis, regarding jail and prison
conditions.
Alderson Hospitality House
Contact: Rebecca or David King
Address: P.O. Box 579

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Alderson, WV 24910
Phone:
(304) 445-2980
Services: Provide free lodging, meals,
transportation and support to families
and loved ones visiting women
incarcerated in Alderson Federal
Prison Camp. Publish free quarterly
newsletter, The Trumpet. Donations
are accepted.

WISCONSIN
ACLU of Wisconsin
Contact: Lawrence Dupuis
Address: 207 East Buffalo Street - #325
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone:
(414) 272-4032 x16; (414) 272-0182
fax
E-mail:
inquiries@aclu-wi.org
Website: www.aclu-wi.org
Services: Do limited prison-conditions work.
Prefer
cases
that
involve
constitutional issues and that may
have a broad enough impact to
succeed in changing legislation or
administrative remedies.
AIDS Network
Contact: Jenny Shaffer
Address: 600 Williamson Street
Madison, WI 53703
Phone:
(608) 252-6540; (800) 486-6276;
(608) 252-6559 fax
E-mail:
info@aidsnetwork.org
Services: Provide information, referrals and
advocacy by mail, and when
permitted, by phone and visits. Assist
in obtaining medical care, AODA
treatment and housing. Educate
prisoners’ attorneys on possible
effect of HIV infection on a client’s
case. Services are limited to
prisoners in county, state or federal
correctional facilities within South
Central Wisconsin. A newsletter is
available.
Horizon, Inc.
Contact: Constance Shaver
Address: 2511 W. Vine Street
Milwaukee, WI 53205
Phone:
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State and Local Organizations
E-mail:
horizoni@horizonshouse.org
Website: www.horizonshouse.org
Services: Provide alternatives to incarceration
(halfway house) for women.
Madison-area Urban Ministry
Contact: Jackie Austin, Program Coordinator
Address: 2300 South Park Street - #5
Madison, WI 53713
Phone:
(608) 256-0906; (608) 256-4387 (fax)
E-mail:
mum@emum.org
Website: www.emum.org
Services: Work on issues of affordable
housing, re-entry of formerly
incarcerated
people,
healthy
neighborhoods, and mentoring
children who have an incarcerated
parent.
Project RETURN
Contact: Wendel Hruska
Address: 2821 N. 4th Street - #202
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone:
(414) 374-8029; (414) 374-8033 fax
E-mail:
projectreturn@asapnet.net
Website: www.projectreturnmilwaukee.org
Services: Assist people leaving prison with
finding permanent family-supporting
jobs and affordable housing, while
remaining drug-free. Affirm and
challenge ex-offenders to become
productive Milwaukeeans.
Wisconsin Community Services Inc.
Contact: Stephen Swigart
Address: 3732 W. Wisconsin Avenue - #200
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Phone:
(414) 290-0400; (414) 271-4605 fax
E-mail:
sswigart@wiscs.org
Website: www.wiscs.org
Services: Operate community and alternative
programs for offenders, including
adult and juvenile halfway houses, a
pretrial-release program, court
intervention,
alcohol/drug
and
mental-health services, a homedetention
program,
mediation
services and a Parents Support and
Advocate Program.
Wisconsin CURE
Contact: Kathleen Hart

State and Local Organizations

State and Local Organizations

Address: P.O. Box 183
Greendale, WI 53129
Phone:
(414) 384-1000 x32
E-mail:
harthouse9@yahoo.com
Services: Advocacy organization that works to
reduce crime through criminal-justice
reform and the rehabilitation of
errants.

WYOMING
ACLU-Wyoming Chapter
Contact: Linda Burt
Address: P.O. Box 20706
Cheyenne, WY 82003
Phone:
(307) 637-4565; (307) 637-4565 fax
E-mail:
wyoaclu@aol.com
Website: www.aclu-wy.org
Services: Provide general prisoner assistance
primarily by screening and referral.
Wyoming Defender Aid Program
Contact: Dianne Courselle
Address: 1000 E. University Avenue, Dept.
3035
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone:
(307) 766-3223; (307) 766-2105 fax
E-mail:
dcoursel@uwyo.edu
Services: Handle post-conviction and habeas
corpus cases. Provide direct referrals
and legal research.
University of Wyoming Legal Services
Contact: John Burman
Address: 1000 E. University Avenue, Dept.
3010
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone:
(307) 766-2104; (307) 766-4823 fax
E-mail:
uwlsp@uwyo.edu
Services: Provide legal assistance for civil
matters that are not fee-generating.

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International Organizations
Amnesty International
Address: 322 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10001
Phone:
(212) 807-8400
Website: www.amnesty.org
Services: An independent worldwide
movement working for the
international protection of human
rights. Seek the release of men and
women detained because of their
beliefs, ethnic origin, language, or
religious creed, provided they have
not used violence (prisoners of
conscience). Work for a fair and
prompt trial for all political prisoners
and work on behalf of such people
detained without charge or trial.
Oppose the death penalty, torture or
other inhumane treatment of
prisoners. For prisoners who have
been ill-treated by prison personnel,
will provide a "Questionnaire on
Torture and Ill-treatment." (Do not
send transcripts.) Publish numerous
reports on human-rights violations
around the world, including deathpenalty reports. Write for complete
list. All AI reports are available on
the website.
Books to Prisoners Montreal
Address: 2130 Rue Mackay
Montreal, QC H3G 2J1
Canada
Phone:
(514) 848-7585
E-mail:
bookstoprisoners@excite.com
Services: Send books to prisoners free of
charge.
Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry
Societies (CAEFS)
Contact: Kim Pate
Address: 151 Slater Street - #701
Ottawa, ON K1P 5H3
Canada
Phone:
(613) 238-2422; (613) 232-7130 fax
E-mail:
caefs@web.ca
Website: www.elizabethfry.ca
Services: Provide a wide range of socialservice programs, including direct
services, policy, and law reform for
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women and girls. There are 25
member societies located in
Canada. Please write for more
information.
Human Rights Watch
Address: 350 5th Avenue, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10118-3299
Phone:
(212) 290-4700; (212) 736-1300 fax
Website: www.hrw.org
Services: Conduct fact-finding investigations
into human-rights abuses in all
regions of the world. Working with
local partners, monitor conditions of
detention around the world. Publish
findings in books and reports.
Penal Reform International
Address: Unit 450, The Bon Marche Centre
241-251 Ferndale Road
London SW9 8BJ
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 20 7924 9575;
+44 20 7924 9697 fax
E-mail:
info@penalreform.org
Website: www.penalreform.org
Services: Provide assistance to local human
rights organizations, NGO’s, and
local governments in the reform of
criminal-justice and prison systems
and in fighting to abolish the death
penalty. Work through regional
offices in Moscow, Bucharest, and
Washington.
Prisoners Abroad
Address: 89-93 Fonthill Road
Finsbury Park
London N4 3JH
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 20 7561 6820;
+44 20 7561 6821 fax
E-mail:
info@prisonersabroad.org.uk
Website: www.prisonersabroad.org.uk
Services: Provide information, advice and
support to Britons detained
overseas, to their families and
friends, and to released prisoners
trying to re-establish themselves in
society. We negotiate with prison
authorities; advise on prison
transfers and finding lawyers;

International Organizations
provide essentials such as medicine,
food and clothing; link prisoners with
pen pals; send magazines and
books to clients; give advice and
support to families of prisoners
abroad; and provide resettlement
services for returning clients,
including support in finding
accommodations, counseling, and
applying for benefits.
Prison Fellowship International
Contact: Suzanne Fisher
Address: P.O. Box 17434
Washington, DC 20041
Phone:
(703) 481-0000; (703) 481-0003 fax
E-mail:
info@pfi.org
Website: www.pfi.org
Services: Through our national ministries in
112 countries, offer the following
service: Angel Tree for prisoners’
children and families.
Prison Reform Trust
Address: The Old Trading House
15 Northburgh Street
London EC1V 0JR
United Kingdom
Phone:
+44 20 7251 5070;
+44 20 7251 5076 fax
E-mail:
prt@prisonreformtrust.org.uk
Website: www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk
Services: Lobby government for changes in
conditions for prisoners and inform
the public of issues regarding
imprisonment. Provide advice and
information service to prisoners and
their families and publish research
books and papers on aspects of
imprisonment. Current projects
include a three-year study of the
problems faced by young parents in
prison, the mentally ill in prison,
facilities for visiting at various
prisons around the UK, and prisoner
voting rights.

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Publications
BOOKS, REPORTS, ETC.
This section is organized alphabetically by
publishing organization (beginning after the NPP
listing). All publication prices are subject to
change. Contact individual organizations for
specific and current ordering and subscription
information.
ACLU National Prison Project Publications
The following publications can be ordered,
prepaid, from The National Prison Project of the
ACLU, 915 15th Street, N.W., 7th Floor,
Washington, DC 20005; (202) 393-4930 or fax
(202) 393-4931:
The National Prison Project Journal—The NPP’s
biannual newsletter featuring articles, reports,
legal analysis, legislative news, and other
developments in prisoners’ rights. An annual
subscription is $30 or $2 for prisoners.
Play It Safer—This booklet describes sexually
transmitted diseases, the signs of disease, the
importance of safer sex, and the need for
treatment. Eleven of the most common STDs are
explained, from Chancroid to Trichomoniasis. The
27-page booklet also includes a national resource
list for prisoners. Booklet bulk rates are 100
copies for $35.00, 500 copies for $150.00 or
1,000 copies for $280.00. Send order requests to
Jackie Walker at the NPP. This publication is free
to prisoners.
Prisoners’ Assistance Directory—The Directory
lists and describes local, state, national and
international organizations that provide services
to prisoners, ex-offenders and prisoners’ families.
The Directory is available for $35, prepaid.
American Civil Liberties Union Publications
ACLU Fact Sheet: Mail in Prison—Available for
$1.00.
ACLU Fact Sheet: Prisoner Transfers—Available
for $1.00.
ACLU Fact Sheet: Smoking in Prison—Available
for $1.00.
ACLU Fact Sheet: Visitation in Prisons—Available
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ACLU Fact Sheet Set (all four listed above)—
Available for $4.00.
Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies Under
the PLRA (2001)—Legal information written by
attorney John Boston—Available for $3.50.
American Correctional Association
To following publication is available from the
American Correctional Association, Attention
Roberta Gibson, 206 North Washington Street,
Suite 200, Alexandria, VA 22314; (800) 2225646 x0129:
Corrections Compendium—A peer-reviewed,
research-based journal of the American
Correctional Association for corrections
professionals. Reports on trends in corrections,
legal developments and provides monthly
surveys on various corrections issues. Published
six times a year. The cost is $72 for one year.
Biddle Publishing
To order the following, contact the publisher at
13 Gurnet Road, PMB 103, Brunswick, ME
04011; (207) 833-5016. Website: www.biddleaudenreed.com.
Going to Prison? 5th Edition—A guide to help
prepare those en route to prison. The new
edition is expanded to include updated
information on Federal facilities and Community
Corrections Management offices and States’
DOC. The cost is $9.95 (plus $2.50 shipping).
Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
Publications
To order any of the following publications, write
the Center at: 54 Dore Street, San Francisco,
CA 94103; (415) 621-5661. Contact the Center
for prices. All listed publications are also
available free on the Center’s website at
www.cjcj.org.
An Analysis of San Francisco Juvenile Justice
Reforms During the Brown Administration
(2001).
A California Juvenile Court Advocate’s Guide to
Noninstitutional Placement (2002).

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The Color of Justice: An Analysis of Juvenile
Adult Court Transfers in California (2000).
Community-Based Alternative to Juvenile
Detention is a Success with Youth Offenders
(2005).
Community-Based Treatment: The Impact of the
Homeless Pretrial Release Project (2000).
Dispelling the Myth: An Analysis of Youth and
Adult Crime Patterns in California over the Past
20 Years (2000).
Drug Use and Justice 2002: An Examination of
California Drug Policy Enforcement (2002).
From House of Refuge to ‘Youth Corrections’:
Same Story, Different Day (2005).
It’s More Profitable to Treat the Disease than to
Prevent It: Why the Prison Industrial Complex
Needs Crime (2004).
Poor Prescription: The Costs of Imprisoning Drug
Offenders in the United States (2000).
Racial Disparities and the Drug War (2005).
Reducing Disproportionate Minority Confinement:
The Multnomah County Oregon Success Story
and its Implications (2002).
School House Hype: Two Years Later (2000).
Shattering "Broken Windows": An Analysis of San
Francisco’s Alternative Crime Policies (1999).

Columbia Human Rights Law Review
The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual, 6th Edition—A
handbook of legal rights and procedures
designed for use by people in prison. The JLM
informs prisoners of their legal rights, shows
them how to secure these rights through the
judicial process, and guides them through the
complex array of procedures and legal
vocabulary which make up this system. The JLM
also instructs prisoners in techniques of legal
research and explains the need to take note of
important legal developments. Available online at
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/hrlr/jlm.html. $90.00
for non-inmates and $45.00 for inmates. To
place your order or get more information, please
call or write to Columbia Human Rights Law
Review, Attn: JLM Order, 435 West 116th Street,
New York, NY 10027; (212) 854-1601; (212)
854-7946 (fax).
Florida Prison Legal Perspectives
Offer a bimonthly newsletter. Cost is $5 for
prisoners, $10 for individuals and $25 for
lawyers, businesses, or institutions. For more
information or to place your order, please write to
FPLP, P.O. Box 1511, Christmas, FL 32709; or
call (407) 568-0200; or e-mail fplp@aol.com.
Foreverfamily Publications
The following publications are available from
Foreverfamily, 691 Garibaldi Street SW, Atlanta,
GA 30310; (404) 223-1200. Publications are free
to prisoners and their families or $10 prepaid for
non-prisoners.

Slavery in the Third Millennium (2005).

Parenting from Prison: A Handbook for
Incarcerated Mothers—A guidebook for mothers
who are incarcerated.

Texas Tough? An Analysis of Incarceration and
Crime Trends in the Lone Star State (2000).

Jail and Justice—A handbook for incarcerated
women.

Too Little, Too Late: President Clinton’s Prison
Legacy (2001).
Why are we So Punitive? Some Observations on
Recent Incarceration Trends (2004).
Widening the Net in Juvenile Justice and the
Dangers of Prevention and Early Intervention
(2001).

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Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
Publications
To order the following publications, write GLAD at
30 Winter Street - #800, Boston, MA 02108; (617)
426-1350:
National Resource List for Prisoners—A resource
listing for prisoners nationally (2 pages). Free to
prisoners.
New England Prisoner Packet—A collection of
legal research for people in prison facing
discrimination or abuse. Free to prisoners.
Law Offices of Alan Ellis Publications
Publications available from the offices of Alan
Ellis, P.C. at P.O. Box 150, Lemont, PA 168510150 include:

licenses, non-driver I.D. cards, social security
cards, birth certificates and other documents.
Lewisburg Prison Project Publications
The following publications are available from the
Project at P.O. Box 128, Lewisburg, PA 17837;
(570) 523-1104:
Barron’s Law Dictionary—Available for $12.50.
Legal Bulletins—Each bulletin provides
information on constitutional law as applied to
federal and state institutions. Each one covers a
specific topic (First Amendment, due process,
medical care, post-conviction, etc.), and includes
case citations and practical instructions for legal
actions. Write the Project for a current listing of
bulletins. Prices range from $1.50-$3.00. Most
cost $1.50 and are distributed nationwide.

The Federal Prison Guidebook 2005-2006
Edition—This book contains comprehensive
descriptions of every federal prison in the United
States and costs $29.95 for prisoners and their
families.

Self-Defense Manual for Pennsylvania State
Prisoners Accused of Misconduct—This booklet
only applies to Pennsylvania prisoners and is
available for $1.75.

Federal Sentencing and Postconviction News—
This newsletter contains practice tips, news
updates and recent favorable case law
descriptions. Available free to federal prisoners.

Michigan-CURE Publications
The following publications are available from MICURE, P.O. Box 2736, Kalamazoo, MI, 490032736; (269) 383-0028:

Legal Action Center Publications
Prisoners can receive the following publications
from the Legal Action Center at 225 Varick Street,
New York, NY 10014; (212) 243-1313 or (800)
223-4044. Publications are also available online
at www.lac.org/pubs/gratis.html.

Booklets: Directory of Michigan Adult SexOffender Treatment Programs, $2.00; Keeping
Love Alive While in Prison, $1.50.

Are You...—This booklet helps prisoners prevent
job discrimination before it happens.
Certificate of Relief from Disabilities and
Certificate of Good Conduct: What You Can Do
About Criminal Convictions When Looking for
Work—This updated pamphlet helps people with
criminal histories understand the process of
obtaining New York State certificates that can be
helpful in seeking employment.
How to Obtain Important Documents—This guide
tells people in New York how to apply for and
obtain important documents, including driver’s

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Brochures: Getting Out Contacts—A listing, by
county, of agencies and organizations that may
be helpful to persons leaving prison; Self-Help
Recovery Bibliography—A list of helpful readings
for sex offenders and their loved ones; Thoughts
on Getting Out; What You Can Do to Ensure the
Best Possible Health Care While You Are in
Prison.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death
Penalty Publications
The following publications are available from the
Coalition at 1717 K Street N.W. - #510,
Washington, DC 20036; (202) 331-4090:
Abolitionist Directory—The directory lists
organizations and contacts, by state, working to

Publications
end the death penalty. It is updated annually and
costs $3 per copy plus $1.70 for postage.
National Execution Alert—This newsletter
highlights the monthly stories of prisoners who
are scheduled to be executed. Annual
subscription costs $15.00.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
Publications
The following publication is available from the
NLADA at 1140 Connecticut Avenue N.W. - #900.
Washington, DC 20006; (202) 452-0620:
Directory of Legal Aid and Defender Services—A
directory of civil and criminal public law offices
throughout the United States. The price is $35.00
for program members, $55.00 for individual
members, and $95.00 for non-members.
National Veterans’ Legal Services Project
Publications
To purchase the following documents, contact the
Veterans’ Project at 2001 S Street, N.W. - #610,
Washington, DC 20009-1125; (202) 265-8305:
The Veterans Advocate—This newsletter
addresses veteran law and advocacy issues. For
incarcerated veteran organizations and accredited
service organizations, the cost is $80 for a oneyear subscription or $120 for a two-year
subscription.
Veterans Benefits Manual—This manual is a
comprehensive guide to veterans’ law. To
purchase, call (800) 533-1637.
Oceana Publications
To order the following publication, contact the
publisher at 75 Main Street, Dobbs Ferry, NY
10522; (914) 693-1320:
Brief Writing and Oral Argument, 9th Edition—
Provides a selection of legal writing samples,
such as memoranda, trial briefs and
correspondence. It is designed to assist
individuals conducting their own legal affairs. The
cost is $35, including postage and handling.
Prisons Foundation
The following publications are available from the
Foundation at 1718 M Street, N.W. - #151,

Washington, DC 20036; (202) 393-1511; (727)
538-2095 (fax); or online at
www.prisonsfoundation.org:
Death Row Resource Guide—An extensive
compilation of significant information about the
death penalty worldwide, with special emphasis
on executions in the United States. The cost is
$79.00.
Prison Artists and Their Work—Profiles over 80
prison artists, reproducing hundreds of their
works, many in full color; bonus CD, 71 minutes
of music recorded in prison. The cost is $127.00.
Prisoners Rights Resource Guide—The rights of
prisoners in America has evolved from the
dismal past into a hopeful present and a
promising future. Landmark Supreme Court
cases have been decided along the way. We
provide clear explanations of what they mean for
inmates and staff. The cost is $84.00.
Prisons Almanac 2006—A compilation of a full
year of the most significant news stories about
prisons. Also includes a current, comprehensive
statistical profile of who is in prison, why they are
there and where they are located. Finally, there
are original essays written by experts and
inmates. Available for $58.00.
Prisons Help Sourcebook—A thorough reference
that provides profiles and gives contact
information for hundreds of sources. Ideal for
volunteers, students, friends and families of
prisoners. The book also presents a modern
prison memoir, a management guide for
wardens and a resource guide for anyone
interested in the way prisons operate. Finally,
over 100 films, videos, novels and nonfiction
books about prisons are reviewed and
summarized. The cost is $75.00.
PSI Publishing, Inc.
To purchase the following, contact PSI
Publishing, 413-B 19th Street - #168, Lynden,
WA 98264; (800) 557-8868:
The Prisoner’s Guide to Survival—Legal
research guide covering all aspects of federal
litigation common to prisoners. Designed for
novice pro se litigants and experienced attorneys

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involved in federal criminal appeals and prisoner
civil-rights actions. Available to prisoners for
$49.95 and to non-prisoners for $64.95, plus $5
shipping and handling.
Reconciliation Ministries Publications
The following publications are available from
Reconciliation Ministries at 702 51st Avenue
North, Nashville, TN 37209; (615) 292-6371:
Handbook for Families and Friends of Tennessee
Prisoners—A handbook for family members of
Tennessee prisoners. Contact the office for cost.
Parole Packets—The packets provide information
on preparing for parole in Tennessee. Available
for $8.
Two in Every 100-—This workbook is for young
children with a parent in prison. It is designed to
be completed with a parent, teacher, or
counselor. Contact the office for cost.
The Sentencing Project Publications
To order the following publications, contact the
Project at 514 10th Street, N.W. - #1000,
Washington, DC 20004; (202) 628-0871. Most
publications can be found at the website and
downloaded for free, except the books:
- Aging Behind Bars: “Three Strikes” Seven
Years Later (2001), $5.00.
- Americans Behind Bars: One Year Later
(1992), $6.00.
- Americans Behind Bars: U.S. and International
Use of Incarceration (1995), $8.00.
- An Analysis of the Economics of Prison Siting
in Rural Communities, $5.00.
- Big Prisons, Small Towns: Prison Economics in
Rural America (2003), $3.00.
- Diminishing Returns: Crime and Incarceration
in the 1990s (2000), $5.00.
- Incarceration & Crime: A Complex Relationship
(2005), $2.00.
- Intended and Unintended Consequences: State
Racial Disparities in Imprisonment (1997)
$8.00.
- The “Meaning of Life”: Long Prison Sentences
in Context (2004), $8.00.
- State Sentencing and Corrections Policy in an
Era of Fiscal Restraint (2002), $3.50.

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Books:
- Invisible Punishment—The Collateral
Consequences of Mass Imprisonment, 2002,
edited by Marc Mauer and Meda ChesneyLind. Available for $17.95.
- Race to Incarcerate (1999), by Marc Mauer.
Available for $22.95.
- Race to Incarcerate (2000), by Marc Mauer.
Available for $14.95.
Starlite, Inc. Publications
The following publication is available from the
publisher at P.O. Box 20004, St. Petersburg, FL
33742; (727) 392-2929 or (800) 577-2929:
The Citebook—A legal reference book listing
case citations on many issues, from access to
the courts to witnesses. It also includes an
overview of the federal and state court systems,
a basic guide to filing legal pleadings, addresses
for all federal courts and state and federal adult
prisons, the U.S. Constitution, and a glossary of
legal terms. Latest edition available for $41.95,
including shipping/handling/priority mail.
Thomson/West Group Publishing
The following publications are available from
Thomson/West Group Publishing, 610
Opperman Drive, Eagan, MN 55164; (800) 3289352:
Criminal Law in a Nutshell, by Arnold H. Loewy.
This book provides an overview of criminal law.
Available for $27.00, including shipping.
Criminal Procedure in a Nutshell, by Jerold H.
Israel and Wayne LaFave. This book
concentrates on constitutional criminal
procedures and their limitations. The Fourth,
Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments are heavily
covered. A table of cases is also included.
Available for $26.50, including shipping.
The Law and Policy of Sentencing and
Corrections, by Lynn S. Branham. This book
provides an overview of the sentencing process,
the status of pretrial detainees and convicted
offenders, prisoners’ rights and responsibilities,
and a chapter on prisoner remedies. The book
ends with a chapter on the restoration of rights

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for released offenders. Available for $29.00,
including shipping.
Prisoners and the Law, by Ira P. Robbins. This
six-volume, 6,500 page comprehensive set
covers a full range of issues and legal questions
concerning prisoners’ rights, including AIDS,
drugs, overcrowding, security, appeals, weapons,
correspondence, visitation issues, prisoner safety,
probation, parole, etc. Available for $986.00 plus
tax and shipping.
The Women’s Project Publications
The following publications are available from The
Women’s Project, 2224 S. Main Street, Little
Rock, AR 72206; (501) 372-5113:
HIV, AIDS and Reproductive Health: A Peer
Trainer’s Manual-—Available free to prisoners.
Transformation—A bimonthly newsletter available
free to prisoners.

NEWSLETTERS
Many organizations listed in this Directory publish
newsletters that are usually available at minimal
cost. See organizations’ listings for additional
details. The following newsletters cover a broad
range of corrections and criminal-justice issues.
Subscription rates are subject to change.
Against All Odds—Published by CURE-Ohio,
P.O. Box 14080, Columbus, OH 43214; (937)
299-8298. Available on CURE-Ohio’s website:
http://cureohio.us.
AIDS Network Newsletter—Published twice a
year by the AIDS Network, 600 Williamson Street,
Madison, WI 53703; (608) 252-6540.
Art of Prison Survival—This bimonthly publication
includes profiles of prison artists, previews of
prison art to be exhibited at upcoming Prison
Foundation shows, news of prisoners, staff,
activists and programs that are improving the
prison environment. Available to prisoners for a
donation of $2 (postage stamps accepted) and
donations of $25 for non-prisoners. Contact
Prisons Foundation, 1718 M Street - #151,
Washington D.C., 20036; (202) 383-1511;
www.prisonsfoundation.org.

Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Newsletter—
National monthly newsletter published by the
Coalition, P.O. Box 1911, Santa Fe, NM 875041911; (505) 982-9520. Available free to
prisoners, their family members, and exprisoners. The rates for others are: $12 per year
for individuals, and $25 per year for government
agencies and for-profit institutions.
Compassion—Bimonthly newsletter written by
death-row prisoners, Compassion, c/o St. Rose
Peace and Justice, 140 W. South Boundary
Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551. There are various
donation/participation rates; however, a one-year
subscription is $50.00. Your subscription will also
underwrite $25.00 in scholarships benefiting
family members of murdered victims.
CorrectCare—Quarterly newspaper on
correctional health care. Prison libraries may
request copies. Go to
www.ncchc.org/pubs/correctcare.html. Printed in
its entirety online and copies are mailed only to
members. Contact National Commission on
Correctional Health Care (NCCHC), 1145 W.
Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614; (773)
880-1460.
Correctional Law Reporter—Covers recent
decisions and developments in corrections and
criminal-justice law. Cost is $169.95 for six
issues. Contact Civic Research Institute, P.O.
Box 585, Kingston, NJ 08528; (609) 683-4450.
Corrections Professional—Semi-monthly
publication, provides corrections news for
corrections staff. Subscriptions are $215 per
year (plus shipping). Contact LRP Publications,
747 Dresher Road - #500, Horsham, PA 19044;
(215) 784-0920 or (800) 341-7874.
Damien Center Newsletter—A bimonthly
newsletter on AIDS-related issues. Subscription
available free upon written request. Contact
Damien Center, 26 N. Arsenal, Indianapolis, IN
46205; (317) 632-0123 or (800) 213-1163 (instate only).
Delaware Center for Justice Commentary—
Quarterly newsletter available free to Delaware
prisoners upon request. Also available online at:

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www.dcjustice.org/news.html. Contact the
Delaware Center, 100 West 10th Street - #905,
Wilmington, DE 19801; (302) 658-7174.
Dispatch—A newsletter on AIDS-related issues.
Available from AIDS Delaware, 100 W. 10th
Street - #315, Wilmington, DE 19801; (302) 6526776.
FAMMGram—Available from Families Against
Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), 1612 K Street,
N.W. - #700, Washington, DC 20006; (202) 8226700. Donations are requested.
Florida Prison Legal Perspectives—Published
bimonthly. Annual subscriptions cost $5 for
prisoners, $10 for individuals and $25 for lawyers,
businesses, and institutions. Contact publisher at
P.O. Box 660-387, Chuluota, FL 32766; (407) 5680200.
Fortune News—Available free to prisoners. Contact
the Fortune Society, 53 W. 23rd Street, 8th Floor,
New York, NY 10010; (212) 691-7554. Also
available on the Fortune Society’s website:
www.fortunesociety.org.
Freedom Inside—Newsletter designed for and
written by inmates. It is based on the Conversations
With God materials and its message. The
publication is free to inmates. Please send a written
request to P.O. Box 74007, Phoenix, AZ 85068.
Freedomways—Available free to prisoners six
times a year. Contact the Prison & Jail Project, P.O.
Box 6749, Americus, GA 31709; (229) 928-2080.
GRATERFRIENDS The Newsletter—Published
monthly. Subscriptions are $3 for prisoners and $15
for non-prisoners. Contact the Pennsylvania Prison
Society, 245 N. Broad Street - #300, Philadelphia,
PA 19107-1518; (215) 412-7917. Also available on
the Pennsylvania Prison Society’s website:
www.prisonsociety.org.
Hepatitis
C
Awareness
News—Published
periodically. Current and back issues are only
available online at www.hcvinprison.org. Contact
the Hepatitis C Awareness Project, P.O. Box
41803, Eugene, OR 97404; (541) 607-5725.

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Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Newsletter—Quarterly newsletter free to prisoners.
Contact Illinois Coalition Against the Death
Penalty, 180 N. Michigan Avenue - #2300,
Chicago, IL 60601; (312) 849-2279.
Inside Out—Infrequent newsletter on Virginia
prison issues. Available free with membership.
Dues are $2 (or 6 stamps) for prisoners, $15 for
individuals, $25 for families, $50 for supporting
members, $150 for life members/organizations
and $250 for benefactors. Contact Virginia CURE,
P.O. Box 19307, Alexandria, VA 22320-0307;
(703) 765-6549.
Justitia Newsletter—Published by the Justice
Studies Association. Contact Department of
Criminal Justice, Hudson Valley Community
College, 80 Vandenburgh Avenue, Troy, NY
12180; (518) 629-7331. Also available online at
www.justicestudies.org/Justice-Pub.html.
Justice Quarterly—Published four times a year.
Subscription rates are $419. Justice Quarterly is
published by Routledge Journals with editorial
control by the Academy of Criminal Justice
Services. Contact Routledge Journals, 325
Chestnut Street, 8th Floor, Philadelphia, PA
191106; (800) 354-1420.
Lifelines—Published every 3 months for members.
To obtain a subscription, contact the National
Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, 1717 K
Street N.W. - #510, Washington, DC 20009; (202)
331-4090.
Maryland CURE Newsletter—Local and national
CURE newsletters available with a Maryland
CURE membership. Dues are $2 a year for
prisoners and $10 a year for non-prisoners. To
purchase the newsletter only is $5. Contact MD
CURE, P.O. Box 23, Simpsonville, MD 21150;
marylandcure@hotmail.com.
Michigan CURE Newsletter—Quarterly newsletter
available to members. Contact MI-CURE, P.O.
Box 2736, Kalamazoo, MI 49003-2736; (616) 3830028.
The National Prison Project Journal—A biannual
newsletter featuring articles, reports, legal
analysis, legislative news and other developments

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in the corrections and criminal-justice fields.
Includes the Case Law Report, a review of recent
federal court decisions relevant to corrections. An
annual subscription is $2 for prisoners and $35 for
non-prisoners. Contact the NPP at 915 15th Street,
N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005; (202) 3934930.
News and Views—This quarterly newsletter
discusses criminal-justice and corrections issues
and is available free to NJAC members.
Membership is free to prisoners and $20 for nonprisoners. Contact the New Jersey Association on
Correction, 986 S. Broad Street, Trenton, NJ
08611; (609) 396-8900.
Out of Time—A newsletter focusing on women
prisoners, published monthly. Articles include cases
of political prisoners and human-rights violations in
prisons. Available free to prisoners and the
community. See our website for archived issues.
Contact Out of Control Lesbian Committee, 3543
18th Street, P.O. Box 30, San Francisco, CA
94110;
abodyke@earthlink.net;
http://home.mindspring.com/~outoftime/.
Prison Legal News—This monthly journal covers
prison-related news and analysis from across the
country. A one-year subscription is $18 for
prisoners, $25 for individuals and $60 for lawyers
and institutions. Contact Prison Legal News, 2400
NW 80th Street - #148, Seattle, WA 98117; (206)
246-1022; www.prisonlegalnews.org.
The Prison Mirror—Monthly newsletter published by
and for the men of the Minnesota Stillwater
Correctional Facility. Subscriptions are $12. Contact
Pat Meineke, 970 Pickett Street North, Bayport, MN
55003-1490; (651) 779-2700.

shipping and handling. Please contact us at 413-B
19th Street - #168, Lynden, WA 98264; (800) 5578868. Further information is available at
www.prisonerlaw.com.
Razor Wire Newsletter—Published three to four
times a year. The newsletter covers criminaljustice public education and advocacy work. The
cost is $6 for prisoners, $15 for students and $30
for all others. Contact the November Coalition, 282
W. Astor, Colville, WA 99114; (509) 684-1550.
Resist Newsletter—This newsletter is published
six times a year. The suggested donation is $20.
Contact Resist at 259 Elm Street, Somerville,
MA 02144; (617) 623-5110. Also available on the
Resist website:
www.resistinc.org/newsletters/newsletters.html.
Separate Prisons Newsletter—This monthly
newsletter is free to families of Tennessee
prisoners and is sent to many Tennessee prison
libraries and prisoner newspapers. Contact
Reconciliation Ministries, 702 51st Avenue, N,
Nashville, TN 37209; (615) 292-6371.
The Trumpet—Free quarterly newsletter, accepts
donations. Contact Alderson Hospitality House,
P.O. Box 579, Alderson, WV 24910; (304) 4452980.
The Veterans Advocate—Monthly newsletter
covers veterans’ law and advocacy issues.
Subscriptions are $80 a year. Contact the National
Veterans Legal Services Project, 2001 S Street,
N.W. #610, Washington, DC 20009-1125; (202)
265-8305.

The Prisoner’s Guide to Survival—This legalassistance manual, published in 2001, covers postconviction remedies and prisoner civil-rights
complaints. Current legislation, including the PLRA,
the AEDPA and the RFRA, is discussed. Also
included: a guide to the FOIA and Privacy Act, a
prisoner resource directory, legal glossary, actual
size forms and sample documents. There is an
extensive case law section with over 3000
Shepardized, prisoner-related case law decisions.
Soft cover, 750 pages. Non-prisoners, $64.95, plus
$5 shipping and handling; prisoners, $49.95 plus $5

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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
College Guild
Provides free, non-credit, general interest
correspondence courses to prisoners. To receive
an application, write to P.O. Box 6448, Brunswick,
ME 04011.
College Level Examination Board
For more information, contact the Board at 45
Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10023; (212)
718-8000.
College Level Examination Program
Offers equivalency examinations in a range of
subjects. If you feel you have acquired knowledge
of a subject outside the usual formal educational
channels you may take the college level
examination, and with satisfactory test results,
obtain college credit. For a catalogue of test
subjects offered and for information about making
the necessary arrangements, contact the
Program at P.O. Box 6600, Princeton, NJ 085416600; (800) 257-9558. E-mail:
clep@info.collegeboard.org.

DUPLICATING SERVICES
Photo Duplication Service
Provides copies of collections from the Library of
Congress, manuscripts, prints, photographs,
maps, etc. Copyrighted materials cannot be
copied without special permission. Fees vary
according to the nature of the request. Order
forms and price schedules are available. Written
requests and prepayment are required. Contact
the Library of Congress, Photo Duplication
Service, 101 Independence Avenue S.E.,
Washington, DC 20540-4570; (202) 707-5640.

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