2008 manual by AFSC
AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice
Another AFSC site, devoted to the injustice of solitary confinement.
http://www.afsc.org/stopmax/ AFSC: StopMax
research and advocacy for reform
The Sentencing Project is a national organization working for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.
The Sentencing Project was founded in 1986 to provide defense lawyers with sentencing advocacy training and to reduce the reliance on incarceration. Since that time, The Sentencing Project has become a leader in the effort to bring national attention to disturbing trends and inequities in the criminal justice system with a successful formula that includes the publication of groundbreaking research, aggressive media campaigns and strategic advocacy for policy reform. As a result of The Sentencing Project's research, publications and advocacy, many people know that this country is the world's leader in incarceration, that one in three young black men is under control of the criminal justice system, that five million Americans can't vote because of felony convictions, and that thousands of women and children have lost welfare, education and housing benefits as the result of convictions for minor drug offenses. The Sentencing Project is dedicated to changing the way Americans think about crime and punishment.
The PrisonTalk Online web community was conceived in a prison cell, designed in a halfway house, and funded by donations from families of ex-offenders, to bring those with an interest in the prisoner support community a forum in which their issues and concerns may be addressed by others in similar circumstances and beliefs.
Inside the PTO web community you will be able to find support from others who are dealing with, or have been down the same dark road you may currently find yourself, information
Justice strategies http://www.justicestrategies.net/ The Justice Strategies principals - Judith Greene and Kevin Pranis - have over 40 years of collective experience doing research and advocacy on sentencing and correctional policy, the political economy of incarceration, and the detention and imprisonment of immigrants.
Celebrating 24 years of united independent activism for human rights and humane alternatives in mental health. MindFreedom International is a voice for survivors of abuse in mental health care.
Prisoner solidarity.org serves as a catalyst for communication between prisoners and people on "the outside." It publishes updated research, news, opinion pieces and educational material from activists, writers, prisoners, and the concerned public.
Prisonersolidarity.org is a movement that grew out of the Youngstown Prison Forum. In the last decade, Ohio has had one of the largest per capita growths in prison spending in the United States. And in the rustbelt city of Youngstown, a growing (state and federally funded) prison industry has parasitically fed the economy since the steel industry's collapse. While we're based in Ohio, Prisonersolidarity also incorporates a discussion of national and international trends. We invite contributions from around the U.S. and abroad, and especially encourage submissions from prisoners, and from people wishing to discuss how their communities and families are affected by the prison industry. What are your views and concerns? Make your voice heard.
http://www.thomasmertoncenter.org/fedup/index.htm FedUp! is the Pittsburgh chapter of the Human Rights Coalition dedicated to upholding the rights of prisoners through providing resources and support, exposing injustices, and building relationships with people in prison and their advocates. We are a organization of concerned citizens, people in prison and their loved ones. Our focus is on high level security facilities in Pennsylvania.
Prison Radio’s mission is to challenge mass incarceration and racism by airing the voices of men and women in prison by bringing their voices into the public dialogue on crime and punishment. Our educational materials serve as a catalyst for public activism. Prison Radio’s productions illustrate the perspectives and the intrinsic human worth of the more than 7.1 million people under correctional control in the U.S. We seek to have listeners question the costs to society of mass incarceration and the increasing use of the death penalty. Prison Radio is a project of The Redwood Justice Fund which is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the defense of the environment and of civil and human rights secured by law. Established by Judi Bari in 1994, the foundation embraces a wide array of environmental and social justice projects