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ADVOCATES

ART
Guidelines For Submitting Art Dear Artist,

LINKS

Please read the following guidelines carefully. We are well
aware of how difficult it is for an inmate artist to sell their
work. And we want to make this experience as pleasant and
professional as possible. We realize how much effort and care
you put into your work and its presentation.

National Death Row Assistance Network of CURE
The Primavera Foundation, Inc.
T.I.M.E.©

Prisoner
Self Help
Titles Available
BUILDING SELF-ESTEEM
For Convicts, Juvenile
Delinquents
and Criminal Offenders
by Ed Poindexter

A GUIDE TO
SUCCESSFUL PLEA
BARGAINING
by Brett Fenster, Esq.

Look for our books
in your library or
ask the prison
librarian to order the
books.

HOW TO APPLY
FOR A PARDON

The Graduate Group
PO Box 371351
West Hartford, CT
06137-0351

Do follow the guidelines below, apply them to every potential
seller you present your work to. You may be surprised how
much better the response to your work is when you follow
these simple steps.

What happens if we are interested.
If we are interested in your work, we will contact you by mail
(or a representative by email). At this point we will want to
arrange to see more of your work. If it is not locally available,
we will discuss shipping arrangements. By this point we are
very interested in your work, but there is still no guarantee
your work will be accepted. We understand the burden and
expense of shipping and we will not ask you to ship it unnecessarily. You will be responsible for the cost to get it to us, and if
we do not accept your work, we will pay the cost to return it.
Also at this time we can discuss commission structure and any
questions you have about payment terms etc.

by Roger Jewell

HOW TO HELP
A LOVED ONE
IN PRISON
by Sharie Rae

For more information
and pricing
send a self address
stamped envelope to:

Though we take on very few artists, we assure you we look at
each and every submission carefully. And though the chances
are very small we will take on your work, we want to see it.
We only ask for your patience as well. There is no advantage
to calling or emailing to speed up the process. We will answer
every submission with a brief and polite response. We will not
critique work presented, there just isn’t time.

LIFE IN PRISON
Digging in and Getting Started
by Timothy R. Pauley

OPPORTUNITIES FOR
NEWLY
RELEASED OFFENDERS
2nd, revised edition
by Josh Hoekstra

Response time.
In general, we are very quick to respond to submissions,
within 2 to 3 weeks.

Artist and Art requirements:
You are a Ready to be Exhibited. Your style must be fully developed and recognizable as uniquely yours. You are a Professional. You are able to pack, ship, and handle your art when
necessary so that it arrives undamaged . Your work must be
shippable and reasonably able to be handled and stored without special technique.

TURN YOUR LIFE
AROUND IN PRISON
by Alfred Jones, PhD

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What we ARE looking for:
Fresh contemporary art in all media. Emphasis on skill and
talent. What we will consider, and actively looking for: original
pen and ink, pencil graphic, color acrylic. Envelope art and
handkerchief art is desired. Clean and presentable art. Only
ONE submission to be considered. DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE
PIECES UNLESS ASKED. In the event that the piece is not acceptable please include an address to return the art.
Include the following information for each piece of art or craft:
The name of the artist.
The title or name of the artwork.
The size of the item.
What it was created on (illustration board, canvas, art paper,
etc.).
Medium used to create it (color pencil, acrylic, ink, and so on.).
The prisoner's asking price (I will not price any artwork or
craft).
Your contact or representative’s information (e-mail, phone,
and mailing address).

Submission Guidelines:
1) One Piece for consideration. Choose the piece that represents your best work.
2) If possible have accurate photographs taken of your work.
Digital is the best way.

If you must mail your submission use 1st class mail. Our Mailing
Address is at the bottom of this page. Include your contact
info in the package. Please save your money and use 1st class
mail. Fedex, Expressmail, DHL, etc. do not get special attention. Do NOT send additional work without prior arrangement - We will refuse delivery. This just costs you unnecessary
expense and risk. If you want a response, include a self addressed stamped envelope or e-mail. If you want your portfolio back, include a return envelope with sufficient postage.

If you have questions mail us at the address below:

Epoch Publications
National Inmate Resource Directory
P.O. Box 97940
Phoenix, AZ 85060

LINKS
Prisons Foundation

3) Package your art with care. Remember these are a representation of your work. Ensure that the shipping method is
the best to avoid damage and folding art work.
4) Here are several ways to send us images Representative: You may have a person from the outside
represent your work. You wil have to sign an affidavit of representation. Your representative will be your contact person
with us. Do not duplicate their contact it will not speed things
up. It will only cause delays. Your representative may e-mail. In
the Subject, put “Artist Submission” In the Body of the e-mail
include the following info Contact Information (name, email
address, phone, etc.) A brief description of your art and one
jpeg attachment. Title, size, medium, year, and other pertinent
info about the work sent. Optional: A brief description of your
art, and short bio. File attachment requirements: JPEG files
only (e.g., picture.jpg or picture.jpeg) Largest dimension 1000
pixels, and no less than 600 Please, no larger than 250kb per
file, Larger files will be rejected by the server.

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ARTICLES
LINKS
Insideprison.com

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BOOKS
Return to Honor by Don Kirchner
Return To Honor is an organization dedicated to
informing and assisting communities, government
agencies and businesses in creating “bridges” of
understanding and opportunity for qualified former
offenders upon their release from incarceration.
Don Kirchner Speaker and Author of:
A Matter of Time Page ( )
Return to Honor Page ( )

Secrets From Behind the Wall by Don Clair
Society tells us that there are hundred even thousands of reasons why people end up in prison, probation or in relationships that are not fulfilling. I
asked this question, "What is the one thing you
would want to tell a child that you know would absoubtly keep them out of trouble or prison?" After
asking this question to thousands of individuals who
were in prison Don Clair compiled the answers.
Learn the secrets from behind the wall.
See Ad on Page ( )
ABookYouWant.com
13 Bourne Ave.
Attleboro MA 02703.
We have the book you have been searching for.
If we don’t, we will find it for you. We also have
Videos, CDs, DVDs and VHS. Order for yourself or for
a loved one’s special day. We accept stamps. Send
S.A.S.E. for more information. Or have your family
or friend email: zling13@comcast.net

The Graduate Group
P.O. Box 370351
West Hartford, CT 06137-0351
They provide inmates with information (at no cost
to them) that will help them gain a broader understanding of available opportunities and career options upon their release. Our titles cover a variety of
subjects, including law, career guidance and counseling in a variety of fields, and personal development. See Ad on P ( )

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LINKS
Authors
Independent authors
Human Rights Law Review
A Jailhouse Lawyer\’s Manual
Books from Tom Lagana
Touched by Angels of Mercy
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul:
Serving Time, Serving Others:
Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul
The Way of the Prisoner: by
You Are Never Alone A by Trish Hart
God on Death Row by Michael Nadraus
For The Love Of The Streets by Cedric Dean

Books Groups
Groups that offer books to inmates
Internationalist Books
JACBROWN Books and CD’s
Prison Book Program
Tradewinds Publications
C&B Books Distribution
Books 2 Prisoners Louisiana

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Sedona author signs movie contract
After three years of diligent
work, Sedona author Don Kirchner has
signed a contract for the development
and production of his book, "A Maner
of Time" as a major motion picture.
In a ceremony held recently in Los Angeles, producer Paul Pompian, of Paul Pompian Productions,
Inc., announced he has agreed to adapt
Don's book into a theatrical feature
film scheduled to begin full production
sometime in late fall of 2003.
Pompian has directed. produced
or served as executive producer on
over 4S feature films, made-for-television movies
and "docu-dramas,"
He has worked directly
with such notable Hollywood actors as
Martin Sheen, Charlton Heston. Carroll O'Conner, Sandra Bullock, Keanu
Reeves, Robert Mitchum and Judy Davis,
"With over 25 years experience in the industry, Mr, Pompian's
involvement at this time puts us in a
most unique and promising position,”
said the author. "He's well-respected in
an industry that oftentimes has questionable ethics and values."
High Ground Productions,
Inc. , a Sedona-based corporation,
committed to developing and promoting books and movies that inspire heroism and personal courage, has purchased the rights to Kirchner's book
and formed the new alliance with Paul
Pompian Productions.

"A Matter of Time," published by High Ground Productions Inc.,
is a true story of Kirchner's brief but
dramatic involvement with a large drugsmuggling organization in the early
198Os, which resulted in Don's serving
two-and-a-half years in federal prison.
Don's subsequent efforts
to educate fellow prisoners and assist
them in the basics of reading and writing led Don to create a prison "re-entry"
program and juvenile diversion project,
which gained national recognition from
U.S. Senators Barry S, Goldwater and
John McCain. Numerous law enforcement and federal and state correctional
officials. including his own former prosecutor, U.S. Attorney David McGee, of
Pensacola. Fla. have endorsedd Kirchner's program. "Society for Return to
Honor.”
Kirchner has recieved numerous awards, grants and recognition
for his work with incarcerated individuals, assisting them in the long and
arduous process of returning home and
re·creating honorable, productive lives.
"I believe that to truly make
a difference in the world,” Kilchner said.
"One must first get strong and healthy in
one’s own work. The positive ramifications of a successful book and movie
will do more to raise the level of awareness in various communities to which
certain former offenders will ultimately
return, There MUST be a system and
a philosophy of 'welcoming back' the
men, women and youth of this country
who have made mistakes,” Kirchner
continued.
"Eventually, 80 percent of all
incarcerated
people have to come out.
i
Given
our present system of unyielding,
G
r
retribution-based
punishment, they're
come
out of their experience with a
c
'guns
blazing' mentality. The Return to
'
Honor
program has been designed to
H
each
personal skills and vocations to
e
former
offenders so that they can rise to
f
a new leve1 of functionality in society.
The
T re-release of the book. “A Matter
of
o Time” in April 2003 as a hardcover
book,
combined with the completion of
b
the
t movie production, will do much for
the
t implementation and development of
the
t Return To Honor program," added
Kirchner.
K

authur and speaker
Don Kirchner
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kirchner attended Colorado State
University before joining the
U.S,Army in 1969 and serving a tour
of duty in Vietnam as a Chief Warrant
Officer and combat he1icopter pilot.
Convicted in 1981 for his involvement with a marijuana smugg1ing
operation in Florida and New Mexico, Kirchner earned unprecedented
commendations from his work in
prison with other inmates. His firsthand experience with inmates of all
ages in federal prison inspired Kirchner to address the desperate need for

a support system for inmates upon release
from prison. Within six months of his own
release from federal prison in April of
1988, Kirchner founded “The Society for
Returm to Honor" as an Arizona nonprofit
corporation to facilitate the re-entry of former criminal offenders back into society.
Kirchner has written extensively on the subject of prison reform and
human redemption has published numerous essays and short stories, and is currently self-publishing a book for writers
on the subect of turning creative passions
into business.

Reprint source: www.kudosnaz.com Book Reviews January 2003

Building a bridge between former inmates and their communities.
www.ReturnToHonor.org
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Magazines, Newsletters and Periodicals

Publication services

Subscription services and independent magazines,
newsletters or periodicals.

The Graduate Group

MyMagStore.com
Cell Door Magazine

Miracles Prisoner Ministry
501 E. Adams, Wisconsin Dells WI 53965
Free spiritual recovery reading materials. Books to
Library/Chaplain. 12-Step, Bible, A Course in Miracles. On-site training.Spanish available.
info@miraclesprisonerministry.org
http://www.miraclesprisonerministry.org
see ad on page ()

P.O. Box 370351
West Hartford, CT 06137-0351
For complete manuscript submission instructions,
please go the the Author Information page. There
you will find all the information you need to submit
your manuscript to The Graduate Group for review
and possible publication.
Lantern Books

Used Books
Used books available to send to inmates

Epoch Publications Book Store
Publishers

See List on Page ()
Wanted Books

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CARE PACKAGES
Send in your book request to Epoch Publications,
PO Box 97940, Phoenix, AZ 85060. Your request
will be posted on the website. As books become
available you wil be notified of cost (if any) and a
contact name.

LINKS
Loving A Convict

EDUCATION
LINKS
Blackstone Career Institute

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INMATE SERVICES

MEDICAL

The T Scott Companies
PO Box 652, E. Templeton, MA 01438
Packages, Photos, Shopping, Research & Errands
done for you. Prisoners send Self Addressed Envelope for brochure.

LINKS

LINKS
CDC’s National Prevention Information Network (NPIN).
The Office of Minority Health

Mc Dorman & Associates
Loving A Convict
The Pennsylvania Prison Society

LEGAL
LINKS
Blackstone Career Institute
Human Rights Law Review
A Jailhouse Lawyer\’s Manual
Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of
Criminal Procedure

MINISTRIES
Bateman Ministries
43611 Restmore Lot 189
Harrison Township, MI 48045
Publishes a newsletter "Out Reach" for inmates.
www.batemanministry.webs.com
See Ad on Page ( )

Miracles Prisoner Ministry
501 E. Adams
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Worldwide non-profit, faith based ministry. Offers
12-Steps Spiritual Recovery materials inc. Bible & A
Course in Miracles. Free. Write for catalogue.
www.miraclesprisonerministry.org
See Ad on Page ( )

Miracles Prisoner Ministry
is a 501c3 worldwide organization
providing free spiritual reading
materials/DVD/audio based on 12-Steps,
NewTestament &
Course in Miracles.

New Christian Church
501 E. Adams
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

www.miraclesprisonministry.org
info@miraclesprisonministry.org

LINKS
Wings Ministry
Many Voices
Prison Mission Association
Emmaus Correspondence School Ministries
God On Death Row

Receive a bible from
a family member or
friend. Ask them to
go to our Amazon
Book Store where
they can ship a bible
to any prison or jail.
Ask them to contact
your institution first
and follow the mailing procedures.
Imates may place their name on the waiting
list for sponsored or donated bibles. Send
your information to:
Inmate Bibles, Epoch Publications,
PO Box 97940, Phoenix AZ 85060

Support this ministry by sending them unused first class postage stamps.

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LINKS

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PO Box 1477
Ontario, CA 91762
Convict house provides FREE pen pal services and
various paid products to inmates. If you are looking
for long time friendships or just want to reach out.
Premiuim members also receive a free lisitng on the
National Inmate Resource website. Have a friend or
family log onto www.convicthouse.com and fill out
an applicaiton.

Friends Beyond the Wall
Poughkeepsie Plaza
2600 South Road, Suite 44-244
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-7004
Friends Beyond the Wall has been in business since
1999. They are rating them with 5 stars for the
best PAID Pen Pal Service. Selected inmate are also
placed on the National Inmate Resource Directory
for maxium exposure.

Pen Pals Behind Bars
www.Inmate-Connection.com
Prisoner Pen Pals
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PrisonInmates.com
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