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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 1 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 2 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 3 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. 4 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 National and Regional Organizations 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: email@example.com 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 rd 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 5 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: email@example.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 6 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 National and Regional Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 7 National and Regional Organizations 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 8 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 environment and behavior play in National and Regional Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 9 National and Regional Organizations 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 10 WriteAPrisoner.com’s Books Behind Bars Address: P.O. Box 10 Edgewater, FL 32132 Phone: (386) 427-5857 E-mail: email@example.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 th 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 th Address: 1705 DeSales Street, N.W., 5 Floor Washington, DC 20036 Phone: (202) 331-4090; (202) 331-4099 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 11 National and Regional Organizations E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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. 12 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 against detention 13 National and Regional Organizations practices and adjudication. biased 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: email@example.com 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 14 Aleph Institute Contact: Rabbi Menachem Katz Address: P.O. Box 547127 Surfside, FL 33154 Phone: (305) 864-5553; (305) 864-5675 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.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 15 National and Regional Organizations E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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. Services are limited, but include 16 activism and advocacy for women political prisoners. State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com Website: www.akclu.org Services: Handle litigation on constitutional issues on a limited basis. 17 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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; (907) 279-7417 fax 18 State and Local Organizations E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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. CALIFORNIA 19 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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) 20 State and Local Organizations Address: 1904 North Franklin Street - #507 Oakland, CA 94612 Phone: (510) 836-7222; (510) 836-7333 fax E-mail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 demonstrates concern for prison State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Services: Provide limited funding for visitation transportation for children of women prisoners serving sentences of 10 or more years. Offer support services State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 21 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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. County and state prisoners/exoffenders only. 22 State and Local Organizations Penal Law Project Contact: Director Address: 25 Main Street - #102 Chico, CA 95929 Phone: (530) 898-4354; (530) 898-4911 fax E-mail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 Denver, CO 80204 23 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 programming, community-service opportunities, work-release residential program, 24 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 State and Local Organizations 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, State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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 25 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 criminal-justice policies that reduce incarceration and promote long-term 26 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 calls.) 27 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 28 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 State and Local Organizations Phone: E-mail: Website: Services: (208) 344-9750; (208) 344-7201 fax email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 29 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com Services: Advocacy organization that works to reduce crime through criminal-justice reform and the rehabilitation of errants. Also work with the families of prisoners. 30 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 State and Local Organizations Contact: Office of Legal Affairs Address: 1001 Grand Avenue West Des Moines, IA 50265 Phone: (515) 223-1401; (515) 223-0590 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. 31 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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 32 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com Website: www.ndran.org State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. 33 State and Local Organizations MASSACHUSETTS ACLU of Massachusetts Contact: John Reinstein Address: 211 Congress Street Boston, MA 02110 Phone: No incoming calls; (617) 451-0009 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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 34 State and Local Organizations Phone: E-mail: Website: Services: Boston, MA 02108 (617) 482-2773; (617) 451-6383 fax email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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, State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.legalrightscenter.org Services: Handle post-conviction, direct referrals and criminal defense cases 35 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 36 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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 Scout troop meetings in St. Louis State and Local Organizations State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 lodging, information, referrals, gifts 37 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 38 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. State and Local Organizations Nevada AIDS Foundation Address: 900 West First Street - #200 Reno, NV 89503 Phone: (775) 348-9888; (775) 324-9339 fax E-mail: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. New Jersey Association on Correction (NJAC) 39 State and Local Organizations 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 house fees on a sliding scale. 40 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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. State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 state correctional facilities. Jail 41 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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. CURE New York 42 State and Local Organizations Contact: Amy and George Oliveras Address: P.O. Box 1314 Wappingers Falls, NY 12590 E-mail: email@example.com 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 State and Local Organizations th Address: 225 Varick Street - 4 Floor New York, NY 10014 Phone: (800) 223-4044; (212) 243-1313; (212) 675-0286 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 prisoners in New York State 43 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com Services: Serve prisoners in Adirondack, Altona, Bare Hill, Camp Gabriels, Chateaugay, Clinton, Franklin, Gouverneur, Lyon Mountain, Moriah, Ogdensburg, Riverview, and Upstate. 44 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com Website: www.stapinc.org State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 services from advice about prisoners’ State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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; achieve independent living arrangements with their children; and 45 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 Address: P.O. Box 19065 46 State and Local Organizations 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. Community Connection for Ohio Offenders, Inc. State and Local Organizations 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 th th Address: 215 E. 9 Street - 6 Floor Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: (513) 421-1108; (513) 562-3200 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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 participants, clothing assistance, referrals for State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 District Offices Address: 421 Southwest Fifth Avenue - #600 47 State and Local Organizations 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: (541) 776-3630; (541) 776-3624 fax 48 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 Governor’s Office dealing with State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. Centre Peace, Inc. 49 State and Local Organizations Contact: Tom Brewster Address: 3013 Benner Pike Bellefonte, PA 16823-8303 Phone: (814) 353-9081; (814) 353-9083 fax E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. Defender Association of Philadelphia 50 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 self-help publications regarding disciplinary actions, political asylum, State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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 counseling, parole planning, career, workshops, referrals and job State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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 IMPACT also offers activity 51 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 organizations. 52 State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 offenders, group homes for State and Local Organizations State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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, and substance-abuse 53 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Texas CURE Address: 4121 Burning Tree Lane Garland, TX 75042 Phone: (972) 276-9865 E-mail: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 54 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org State and Local Organizations 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 that assist families and provide 55 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com Services: Offer pretrial services, supervision of community service and restitution, job assistance, and emergency 56 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com, 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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 57 State and Local Organizations 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: (414) 342-3237; (414) 342-3258 fax 58 State and Local Organizations E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Services: Provide legal assistance for civil matters that are not fee-generating. 59 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com Website: www.elizabethfry.ca Services: Provide a wide range of socialservice programs, including direct services, policy, and law reform for institutionalized and marginalized 60 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.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: email@example.com 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. 61 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 for $1.00. 62 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). Publications 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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). 63 Publications 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 64 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 65 Publications 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. 66 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 Publications 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: 67 Publications 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. 68 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; email@example.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 Publications 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; firstname.lastname@example.org; 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 69 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: email@example.com. 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. 70