2004 National Drug Control Strategy - published 2004 An outline of the nation's drug control strategy for the next decade. Includes historical data on national drug control funding and administration.

360 Degrees: Perspectives on the U.S. Criminal Justice System

3 Strikes You're Out - 10 Years after their Enactment


ABC Federation

ABC's for Children in a Rwandan Jail

ABC News Death Row - Reckoning the Death Penalty

Abolish Prisons

The Abolitionist Action Committee

The Abolishment Movement - We are an educational web site concerned with Capital Punishment

Abolition Now

Abounding Love Ministries

About Prison Tattoos

ABUSE OF WOMEN IN CUSTODY: Sexual Misconduct and Shackling of Pregnant Women


Access To Justice Network (Canada)

Access to Justice (Washington State Bar Association)

Access Washington Resource Directory

Accommodation of Inmate's Religious Practices

A Cell Without Bars  An excellent Resource Page

ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) (See Also American Civil Liberties Union)

ACLU Anti-Death Penalty Campaign

ACLU National Prison Project

ACLU Prisoner's Rights Fact Sheets

ACLU Washington State

Action America - The Drug War Illusion

Action Committee for Women In Prison Working to bring fairness and equity into the criminal justice system and to shift the focus to treatment and restorative justice. We educate the public, develop new legislation, implement new programs, and build resources for incarcerated women. Advocates for the humane and compassionate treatment of all incarcerated women everywhere. We work for the release of all women who pose no danger to society, including those who are unjustly imprisoned. We strive to eliminate the over-reliance on incarceration, and to develop sane and sensible alternatives to imprisonment.

Action for Justice and the Campaign for a Fair Hearing

Action for Prisoner's Families

Activist United

Acts Chaplain List

ACT UP: Aids Coalition to Unleash Power

Adoptees and Birthdparents for Open Records Nationwide

Adult Probation and Parole Directory

African American and Latino Prison Narratives

African American Resources at the CHS

Africana Studies


AFSC - Peace Justice of Western Massachusetts

After Care Transitions

After Seventeen Years

Aging Behind Bars: "Three Strikes" Seven Years Later

Aging in Social Context

Aglow  Women's Prison/Jail Ministry

A.I.C.A.P. inmates' newsletter

AIDS Action

Aids In Prison Project

AIDS Housing of Washington


Aids Treatment Activists Coalition (See ATAC below) - We are a national coalition of AIDS activists, many living with HIV/AIDS, working together to end the AIDS epidemic by advancing research on HIV/AIDS

AIDS Treatment News - one of the primary treatment resources for community-based organizations and government agencies.

Alameda County Bar Association - California

The Alchemind Society

Alcohol and Other Drugs Policy for Western Washington University

Aleph Institute Serves Jewish prisoners and their families

Alex Montana

All Connection - Addictions

Alliance of Incarcerated Canadians/Foreigners in American Prisons

Alliance of Incarcerated Canadians/Foreigners in American Prisons (Yahoo Group)

All of Us or None of Us - Working to build unity and a program of action so we can effectively combat  the many forms of discrimination that faces 30 million people who are living with felony convictions. A national organizing initiative of prisoners, former prisoners and felons, to combat the many forms of discrimination that we face as the result of felony convictions.

Alpha Legal Directory

The Altar Ed Ministry

Alternatives to Violence Project - National

Alternative Viewpoints on the Internet

Alvis House

Amachi - Mentoring children of prisoners

American Arbitration Association

American Dog Trainers Network (Includes Prison Dog Training Organizations)

American Bar Association

American Bar Association - Criminal Justice Section

American Bar Association - Individual Rights & Responsibilities

American Center for Law and Justice

American Chaplaincy Training School

American Civil Liberties Union See Above under ACLU for various chapters in different states

American Correctional Association

American Correctional Chaplains Association

American Correctional Food Service Association

American Correctional Health Services Association

American Friends Service Committee

American Friends Service Committee Arizona Area Program

American Gulag

American Indian Inmates and Family Support Group

American Indian Prisoners Network

American Jail Association

The American Jury Institute/Fully Informed Jury Association

American Justice

American Probation and Parole Association

American Psychiatric Association page on the insanity defense

American Rehabilitation Ministry

American Youth Policy Forum Bridging youth policy, practice and research; publishes fact sheets online.

America's Drug War

America's New POWs: Faces from the Human Rights and the Drug War Exhibit

Amnesty International   Dedicated to freeing prisoners of conscience, gaining fair trials for political prisoners, ending torture, political killings and "disappearances"

Amnesty International

Amnesty International Death Penalty Project

Amnesty USA

Anarchist Black Cross

Anderson Publishing - Click on Criminal Justice Publications for a searchable catalogue of books. Also offers Ohio Law Online.


Angel Goddess Ministry

Angel on Death Row: The Real Life Cases in Dead Man Walking

Angel Tree

Angulimala the Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy Organization

The Annie E. Casey Foundation dedicated to helping build better futures for disadvantaged children in the U.S

Another Way in Which 9-11 "Changed Everything": The Impact of Counterterrorism and Security Legislation on the Work of Human Rights Defenders

Anthony Accardi

Anti-Death Penalty

Anti Essays

APB News

Appellate Courts (Courts of Appeal) - Full Directory

Archdiocese of Washington

Are Three Strikes Out? (Article on About.com)

Arizona Prison Reform Committee

Arkansas Baptist Jail/Prison Ministries

Armed and Dangerous: Private Police on the March

An Army of Convicts

Art and Humanities in Continuing and Adult Education

The Art of Healing: I'm not OK, when you're not

The Art of Stephen Dubov

Artistic Prison

Artwork Sent from Prisons & Jails

Asheville Global Report

The Asian American Bar Association of the Greater Bay Area (AABA) - provides Asian American attorneys in the San Francisco Bay Area with a vehicle for the unified expression of opinions and positions on matters of concern to all Asian American attorneys.

Assisting Families of Inmates, Inc

Association for Conflict Resolution - Promoting peaceful, effective conflict resolution.

Association of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA) - an Internet-based association for criminal defense attorneys, law professors, paralegals, investigators, and all other professionals associated with the field of federal criminal defense litigation

The Association of X-Offenders - a faith-based prison ministry dedicated to breaking the crime cycle one x-offender at a time.

The Association of Jewish Family and Children's Agencies

Association of Professional Chaplains

Association Rupture   Anti-Death Penalty, Prisoner rights (education & humane living)

As Young Inmates Adjust, So Do Prisons and Jails to Meet Their Special Needs

ATAC'S Access to Health Care for the Incarcerated - has the goal of increasing access to health care for incarcerated people through strategy coordination, information sharing, training and advocacy for allied individuals, groups and communities.

Atlanta Soto Zen Center

Attorney General of California

Australian Coalition Against Death Penalty

Australian Prison Libraries

Azalea City Prison Ministry

AZ Prison Reform Committee Arizona families and friends of prisoners working together for better prison conditions


Bajito Ondo

Bar Association of San Francisco

Basic Survival Techniques for Incarceration

Basket O' Pen Pals

Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom (BALIF) - (California) An association of Lesbians, Gay men, Bi-Sexuals  and Transgender Persons in the Field of Law

Bearing the Burden: How Incarceration Weakens Inner-City Communities - Article/Study

The Beat Within

Behind Bars: Aging prison population challenges correctional health systems

Behind Bars

Behind Bars: Substance Abuse and America's Prison Population - (Published January 1998) Found that substance abuse was a factor in the crimes committed by 80 percent of the prison inmates in the United States. The inmates had either violated drug or alcohol laws, were high at the time they committed their crimes, stole to buy drugs, have a history of substance abuse or some combination of factors. Also found that inmates who were substance abusers were the most likely to be repeat offenders.

Ben Shepherd

The Best of the Other Side of the Wall

Bethel Bible Village Residential care agency provides support and ministry to children and youth of families shattered by crime and troubled environments.

Bethel Ministries

The Bethel Teen Court and West Eugene Teen Court  - Peer-run courts authorized to pass sentence on first-time juvenile offenders for certain non-violent violations and misdemeanors.

Bethesda Family Services Foundation Offers an innovative training program is on relational healing within the family lives of inmates
Better Endings - New Beginnings

Better People

A Better Way Ministry

A Better Way to deal with drugs and crime

The Beverly Hills Bar Association - California

Beyond the Abuse, "Life After" Management Plan

Beyond Reason: The Death Penalty and Offenders with Mental Retardation Human Rights Watch

Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Beyond the Walls: A Support Group

Bible Believers Fellowship

Biblical America Resistance Fronts

Big Brothers Big SistersMaking a positive difference in the lives of youth.

Bill Glass Ministries - evangelistic prison ministry. Information, schedules, newsletters, etc.

Bill 3384 (South Carolina)

Billy Graham

Black Radical Congress

The Black Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles, Inc. (“BWL”) (California)

Blood Cows (One Man's Story)

Blueprints: Violence Prevention Initiative – Description of ten prevention and intervention programs from the Center for the Study and Prevention of Violence

Blueprint for a Prison Project

Blue Warrant

Bodhi House/Triple Gem Prison Ministries

Books Not Bars

Books Through Bars

Books to Prisoners

Books to Prisoners Programs

BPF Prison Project

Breach of Trust: Physician Participation in Executions in the United States

Breakaway Outreach

Breaking All the Rules

Breaking the Ranks

Break Point

Break the Chains Prison Support - a non-hierarchical collective working toward building an egalitarian society free of prisons. We are committed to the dynamic internal and external process of challenging racism, sexism, classism, and oppression in all its forms. Our focus is on prison issues, including, but not limited to: fighting state repression, prisoner support and prison abolition.

Breakthrough Productions

The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law

Bright and Successful Futures

Bringing Family Literacy to Incarcerated Settings: An Instruction Guide

Broken Chains

Broken Records: How America's Faulty Background Check System Allows Criminals to Get Guns Published in January 2002 - This report found flaws in the state background checks system.

The Brokenrope Foundation (Native American)

A Broken System: Error Rates in Capital Cases - Published February 2002 Columbia Law School Professor James S. Liebman found there was a serious, reversible error in nearly 7 out of 10 capital cases over 23 years

Brothers Behind Bars

Brother's Keeper Ministries, Inc

Brothers of Light

Bruised Reed Ministry

The Buddha Inside

Buddhism Behind Bars

Buddhism Missionary Society Malaysia (B.M.S.M.) Free Publications

Buddhist Inmate Sangha

Buddhist News Network

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Building Blocks for Youth

The Bureau for At-risk YouthProviding timely and effective tools and products to help in making critical life choices.

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Prisons - Surviving Federal Prisons

Business Idea benefits inmates, firms

Caged Bird

Caged Kittens

California Appellate Courts

California Association of Black Lawyers

California Coalition for Battered Women in Prison

California Coalition for Women Prisoners

California Connected An award-winning and innovative public affairs news magazine that looks for stories with creative solutions.

California Correctional Peace Officers Association

California Courts

The California Criminal Law Observer: Online Resources for Research in Criminal Law

California Incarceration Support Forum

California Law

California Law and the Children of Prisoners

California Law Revision Commission

California Legislative Analyst's Office

California Minority Counsel Program (CMCP)

California Prison Focus  

California Prisons

California Secretary of the State

California State Assembly

California State Prisoners Denied Access to Media

California State Senate

California Youth Authority

Californians for a Moratorium on Executions

Californians to Amend Three Strikes

Californians United for Justice

Calvary Commission

Campaign Against Wrongful Conviction

Campaign for New Drug Policies

Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Camp Evergreen Support programs to remind these children that they have not been forgotten

Canadian Coalition Against the Death Penalty

Canadian Correctional Chaplaincy

Canadian Families and Corrections Network A Canadian not for profit organization that encourages the development of policies, practices and programs that enable prisoners and their families to build holistic family and community relations.

Canadian Federal Inmates and their Families Web Site

Capacity For Justice Washington State Group on health concerned with families going through the justice system process.
A Capital Defender's Toolbox

Capital Defense Network

Capital Defense Weekly

Capital Punishment 2002 - published November 2003 Presents details about executions and persons under the death sentence as of December 31, 2002

Capital Punishment (Article)

Capital Punishment and the Catholic Church

Carolina Correctional Services

Carr Center for Human Rights Policy

Cases & Resources

Cashing in on Criminality: Private Prisons, Corporate Power, and the Color of Crime

Castle of Hope for Lost Souls

Catalaw Metaindex of Law and Government

Catholics Against Capital Punishment

The Cato Institute

CDC Info Network  (California Department of Corrections Information Network for families and loved ones)

CDC National Prevention Information Network

Cease Support Enforcement Abuse


Cell Block Visions

The Cell Door

Cell Pals

The Center for AIDS Prevention Studies

The Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services - increase the understanding and use of community sanctions that are fair, affordable, and consistent with public safety.

The Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents

Center for Community Alternatives

The Center for Court Innovation - A unique public-private partnership that is dedicated to enhancing the performance of courts and those whose work intersects with the courts.

Center for Court Innovation-Problem-Solving Courts - Disseminates ideas about community and problem-solving justice through publications, journal articles and web sites.

Centerforce - Works with California prisoners, their families and the community at large, providing direct support services, health programs, awareness and advocacy.
Center for Gender and Justice
Center for Medical Ethics and Mediation

Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice

Center for Rational Correctional Policy

The Center for Restorative Justice and Peacemaking

Center for Studies in Criminal Justice - Research institute that studies the operation of deterrent processes in criminal law, the relationship of weapons to homicide rates and gun control measures, prisons, and juvenile and family courts.
Center for Substance Abuse Research - Research center within the university's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences that collects, analyzes, and disseminates information about the nature and extent of substance abuse and related problems in Maryland, and nationally. Also conducts policy-related research on initiatives to prevent, treat, and control substance abuse.

Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse (CASA) - Research center that works to inform the public of the cost of substance abuse (legal and illegal drugs), and to encourage individuals and institutions to take responsibility in fighting substance abuse.

The Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice

Center on Wrongful Convictions

Central California Appellate Program - a non-profit corporation dedicated to improving the quality of indigent representation in criminal and dependency appeals.

Centurion Ministries

Cephas Prison Program


Change the Climate

Changing Lives Through Literature: An alternative sentencing program - an alternative sentencing program active in eight states in the United States, with a 13-year record of reducing recidivism.

Changing Public Attitudes Toward the Criminal Justice System

Chapel of Hope

Chaplains (Forum for Prison Chaplains)

The Chaplain Ministry of Aurora Ministries

Chapter 655 - Benefits for Injured Trainees and Inmates

Charles Carbone - Prisoner Rights Lawyer

Charles Roy Brown

Chesed Net (Jewish Information)

Chicago Books to Women in Prison - a volunteer collective working to distribute books free of charge to women in prison nationwide. Dedicated to offering women behind bars the opportunity for self-empowerment, education and entertainment that reading provides.

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers - We provide legal services on family law for prisoners in Illinois, law classes for women in Cook County jail, classes on child custody issues for women in IL prisons and Cook County jail, a support group led by and for formerly incarcerated women in Chicago and advocacy on women prisoner issues. Contact: 220 South State Street, Suite 830 * Chicago, IL  60604 * phone 312-675-0911.

Chicano Mexicano Prison Project

Chicken Soup for the Prisoner's Soul

Children of Criminal Offenders & Foster Care

Children of Incarcerated Parents (Report to Oregon Legislature)

Children of Prisoner's Library

Children of Prisoners Training

Children's Defense FundEvery child deserves a safe start

Child Support Publications (Prisoner/Incarcerated information as well)

Child Welfare League

Child Welfare League of America - Children With Incarcerated Parents Information and resources

Christian Answers
Christian Contact UK

Christian Inmate Pen pal Connection

Christian Inn Ministries

Christian Jail Ministry’s

Christian Ladies Pen Pals

Christian Pen Pals

Christian Pen Pals' Support Groups for All Families Affected by Incarceration

Christian Prison Ministries

Christopher Dunn

Church at Prison - teaching Christian living to prisoners. Serving the Department of Corrections of Vermont.

Church of Christ Prison Ministry of Florida - believes that as long as there are prisons, Christians should minister to prisoners.

City of Faith

Citizens for Legal Responsibility

Citizens for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) - SEE CURE below

Citizens for Responsible Legislative Reform

Citizens United for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

City of Death

City of Death II

CJ Ford Private Investigations

CLAIM Legal aid for women prisoners and their families

The Coalition For The Abolition of Prisons, Inc.

Coalition for Jubilee Clemency

Coalition for Juvenile Justice - A premier national resource on delinquency prevention and juvenile justice issues

Coalition of Prison Evangelists

Coalition to Stop Gun Violence - Advocacy group that works to reduce the supply of and the demand for handguns and assault weapons through education programs and legislation.
Cold Case Hunters

Cold War of the 90's

Collaborative Programs in HIV, STD and Hepatitis Prevention

Colombia Legal Services Provides legal assistance to low-income and special needs people and organizations in Washington State.

The Color of Justice: An Analysis of Juvenile Adult Court Transfers in California

Colorado C.U.R.E.

Colorado Prison Moratorium Coalition

Committee for Blind Justice

Committee for Local Government Accountability

Committee to End Marion Lockdown

Common Sense for Drug Policy

Community Based Alternatives Initiative

Community Impact Spokane (Spokane, WA)

The Community Justice Exchange - offers information and assistance to help bring together criminal justice agencies and ordinary citizens to make communities safer.

Concerned Women for America
Confined Hope

Conflict Management TechniquesA grade 4-12 lesson plan to help students identify personal management styles and to develop an awareness of strategies used in each conflict management style.

Conflict Resolution Resources Web Site

Connecting Threads

Conquest Offender Reintegration Ministries

Conscious Living

Constitutional Patriots Opposing Prohibition

The Constitution Project

Constructing and Coping With Incarceration and Re-Entry: Perspectives From the Field

Consumer Attorneys of California

Contra Costa County Bar Association - California

Convict Connections

Convictions of Innocent Persons

Convicts and Cops

Convicts Reunited

Cop Watch

Cornell Law School Supreme Court Rulings

The Coroner’s Report A collection of resources on gang intervention and prevention.


The Correctional Association of New York

Correctional Education Association

The Correctional Education Company
Correctional Education Connections

Correctional Education Grants

Correctional Institutions & Chaplains

The Correctional Officers Guide to Prison Slang

Correctional Management Inc.

Correctional Service Canada


The Corrections Connection

Corrections - Jails and Jail Inmates

Corrections/Forensics Mental Health Links

Correspondence courses for the Incarcerated, from Ohio University

Correspondwithme.com Inmate Personal Ads

Corruptions in Michigan Courts

Cotton's Wrongful Conviction

The Council of Juvenile Correctional Administrators

Counsel on Spiritual Practices


Courts: See U.S.


Creative Connections

Creepin' Death

Crime and Arrest Data

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment: A Non Solution to a Endemic Problem (article)

Crime and Safety in America's Public Schools - published March 2004 Analyzes data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety.

Crime and Statistics Rates

Crime Magazine

Crime Times

Crime Victims for a Just Society

Criminal Justice Consultant - Former Texas Prison Warden specializing in street & prison gangs, prison conditions and jail conditions and private prisons and jails.

Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Criminal Justice Forum - Mission: To assist the public to better understand the criminal justice system. To help those involved in the system find the resources they need. To advocate crime prevention and reduce recidivism and to encourage the more effective use of tax dollars and precious resources.

Criminal Justice Library

Criminal Justice Ministry Referral Network

Criminal Justice Papers

Criminal Justice Policy Foundation

Criminal Justice Program

Criminal Justice Resources - Juvenile Justice

Criminal Justice Resources - Michigan State Universities 

Criminal Victimization, 2002 - published December 2003Annual bulletin presents finding from the National Crime Victimization Survey, based on an ongoing survey of households.

Criminon: Effective Criminal Reform & Crime Prevention

Crisis Resource Directory- Legal (Seattle, WA)

Critical Resistance

Crossroad Bible Institute

Crossway Ministries

Cruz vs. Beto

Cry for Justice - Anthony Mungin

Crystal Serenades Publications Ltd

CURE (California) - See also Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants

CURE (Maryland)

CURE National effort to reduce crime by reforming the criminal justice system. Supports many offender-family issues. Has many state chapters.
CURE-NY New York state chapter of CURE.

CURE (Ohio)

Curfew: An Answer to Juvenile Delinquency and Victimization - published April 1996 Examined seven cities with juvenile curfews and found that juvenile crime has declined significantly in six of the seven. In New Orleans, one of the cities studied, juvenile crime dropped 27 percent the year that city's curfew was implemented.

Currently on Death Row

Custody and Child Access Publications

Cyberspace Inmates

Cybrary - The World's Criminal Justice Directory


Dallas Can Academy

Dark Night Prison Ministries  

David Angel

Davrie Communications, Inc

Dayton Criminal Justice

D.C. Employment Justice Center

D.C. Prisoners’ Legal Services Project

Declaration of Life Form A downloadable PDF form you can use to indicate your wishes to prosecutors, family and friends, and others that you do not want them to pursue the death penalty in the event that you die at the hands of another.

Dead Man Talking

Dead Teen Walking

Dearest Mom's Home Site - The support site is for moms who have a grown child in the prison system. We welcome new moms all the time and the moms at the site are of great support. Also very caring and no bias opinions...or ask any questions. Just good ol' fashion support and love. This is our third year in operation.

DearestMom Support Group - See above (Dearest Mom's Home Site)

Death Penalty

Death Penalty Awareness - A personal MySpace page regarding Death Penalty Awareness

Death Penalty Farley C. Matchett Death Row Texas

Death Penalty Focus

Death Penalty Information Center

Death Penalty Information and Resources

Death Penalty News & Updates

The Death Penalty Quiz

Death Penalty: Suggested Readings

The Death Penalty and Why it Should be Outlawed

Death Penalty USA Pages

Death Row

Death Row Art & Poetry

Death Row Diaries

Death Row Inmates Need Friendship

Death Row Inmates Webring

Death Row Prisoners by State/Country

Death Row Speaks

The Death Sacrifice

Debate in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 1997  Debates on Death Penalty

A Declaration of Life

Dedicated to the Families of the Incarcerated

The Defender Association

The Delancey Street Dynamo

Department of Corrections - Nevada

Depressed Teens

Derechos Human Rights

Designing Programs for Incarcerated and Paroled Obligors - by Jessica Pearson, PH.D and Chris Hardaway, Esq.

Determine Sentence Clearinghouse

Directory of Parole Resources

Directory of Prison Resources

Dispute Resolution Directory

Dispute Resolution of Washington State

Diverting Children from a Life of Crime - published June 1996 Estimated that programs that offer cash and incentives for kids to stay in school could reduce crime as much as "three strikes" laws, but at one-fifth the cost.

Doc's Prison Pen Pals

Does Parole Work? Analyzing the Impact of Post-Prison Supervision on Rearrest Outcomes - Published 2005 The study compares the re-arrest rates of prisoners released to supervision to those released without supervision.

Doing Time

Don Dickerman Ministries

Driving While Black: Racial Profiling on our Nation's Highways (Article by David A. Harris)

Drop the Rock

Drug Abuse Warning Network Report - published 2003 Annual survey of drug-related visits to hospital emergency rooms and drug-related deaths investigated by medical examiners and coroners. Found that there were an estimated 261 drug-related emergency room visits per 100,0000 people in 2002.

Drug Enforcement Administration - Agency in the U.S. Department of Justice was assigned to enforce controlled-substances laws and regulations.

The Drug Library

Drug Peace Campaign

Drug Policy Alliance

Drug Policy Central

The Drug Policy Forum of Hawaii

The Drug Policy Forum of Texas

The Drug Reform Coordination Network

Drug Sense

Drug Sense Net Radio

Drug Strategies - Nonprofit group dedicated to promoting more effective approaches to the nation's drug problems, and to support private and public initiatives that reduce the demand for drugs through prevention, education, treatment, and law enforcement.

Drug Testing Index - published July 2004 Found that positive drug tests of American workers slightly increased 4.5 percent in 2003 from 4.4 percent a year earlier.
Drug Use and Crime - updated 2004 Compilation of justice statistics on drug-related crime. Of convicted property and drug offenders, about one in four had committed their crimes to get money for drugs. Some 29 percent of violent crime victims believed their attacker was on drugs.

Drug War Facts

Drug War Prisoners


The Eagles Foundation

Eastside Legal Assistance Program (ELAP) Provides civil legal assistance to low income residents of East and Northeast King County. (Washington State)

Earth Liberation Prisoners

East Bay United Front to Free Mumia

EBS Jusan Prison Project / Dharma Friends Newsletter

The economics of implementing intensive in-prison sex-offender treatment programs - Article/Research

Educators for Social Responsibility - Fostering children’s ethical and social development.

The Effect of Education on Crime: Evidence from Prison Inmates, Arrests, and Self-Reports


The Electric Chair

The Engaged Zen Foundation

Equal Justice

The Erosion of Rights

Essential Information

European Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

European Committee for Children of Imprisoned Parents (EUROCHIPS)  European-wide network on behalf of children separated from an imprisoned parent.
70 X 70 Evangelistic Ministry

The Evolution of Mental Health Standards and Services in Adult Correctional Institutions

Excellent Opportunities: Prison Aftercare

Exodus Ministry - prison ministry to ex-offenders and their families.

ExOffender.org - a comprehensive resource to those working with ex-offenders and their families to successfully reintegrate into society. As well as, to provide an effective way for members of the coalition to communicate with each other.

Exonerations in the US 1989 thru 2003

Experiences of Women Inmates in the 21st Century: How well does the system serve female offenders and their families?

Exploratory Study of Interstate Compact Policies and Practices

Exposing Drug Warriors

Extraordinary Dogs


A Family Ripped Apart

FADS, Families Against Disparate Sentences Family-of-prisoners oriented group focused on sentencing disparity in Ohio
Fairness and Justice Under Peril

Families Against Mandatory Minimum

Family Connections Center Unique partnership between New Hampshire Department of Corrections, University of New Hampshire (UNH) Family Studies Department and UNH Cooperative Extension.
Families and Corrections Network

Families in Crisis, Inc. Connecticut agency helping at-risk children, offenders and their families
Families of Loved Ones (FILO) Helping families that have been devastated by incarceration and to  working to reduce generational incarceration

Families Northwest
Families Outside the Walls

Families to Amend California's Three Strikes

Families With Loved Ones In Prison

Family Justice

Family Research Council

Famous statements on the death penalty


Fatherhood Educational Institute
Fatherhood Publications

Fatherless Homes Breed Violence Article

Fathers, Child Support and Prison

Fathers in Prison and Their Children: Visiting Policy Guidelines

Federal Bar Association

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - Publishes the annual Uniform Crime Report which tracks crime in cities and communities across the country.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons

The Federal Bureau of Prison Library

Federal Courts Finder

Federal CURE

Federal Inmate Locator

Federal Judicial Center The education and research agency for the federal courts.

Federal Prison Consultants

Federal Prison Policy Project - The mission of Federal Prison Policy Project is to return responsible justice to the judicial system and to seek revision of the current laws by educating the public and examining programs for submission to officials and congressional leaders to achieve changes for a fair and just system

Federal Prison: Where Inmates Stay & Convicts Run - A Survival Guide & Reference

Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia

Federal Register
The Federal Resource Center for Children of Prisoners

Fedworld - a gateway to government information.

Felony Sentences in State Courts, 2000 - published June 2003 State courts sentenced 40 percent of convicted felons to a state prison, 28 percent to a local jail, and 32 percent to straight probation with no jail or prison time to serve. Drug offenders were 34.6 percent of felons convicted in state courts in 2000. Guilty pleas accounted for 95 percent of felony convictions in state courts in 2000.

The Fight Against the Texas Parole/Prison System to Serve God

Fight CPS (Child Protective Services)  and Win

Fight the Death Penalty in the US

FindLaw Search Engine

F.F.I.P. (Friends and Family of Incarcerated Persons) - Support Group for Families and Friends of People Incarcerated

Firearm Use by Offenders

FirstGov  The official U.S. gateway to all government information, is the catalyst for a growing electronic government.

First Step - Explains the culture of corrections.

First we kill all the 11 year olds


FLIP: Families with Loved Ones In Prison Florida affiliate of C.U.R.E.

Florida Prison Ministries
Florida State University - Criminal Justice Links

Focus on the Family

FOI Resources - A comprehensive guide for activists, journalists and hell-raisers who need assistance finding information

Forfeiture Endangers American Rights

In Forma Pauperis

Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministry

The Fortune Society

Free Battered Women (FBW) A statewide grassroots coalition in California  that strives to end the re-victimization of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as part of the struggle to resist all forms of violence against women.  We achieve this through policy work, parole advocacy, media campaigns, grassroots organizing, public education, and legal action.

The Free Child Project: Connecting Young People and Social Change

The Freedom Archives

Freedom Link

Free Inmate Locator

Freeing the Innocent

Free Parole Advice

Free Speech

Freedom of Religion for Everyone Everywhere

Freedom Law

Freeing the Innocent

Free Legal Assistance in Non-Criminal (Civil matters) in King County Washington State

The Fremont Public Association (FPA) Works to achieve a just and caring community free from poverty, prejudice and neglect (Washington State)

Free the West Memphis Three

Fresh S.T.A.R.T. Ministry

The Fresno County Bar Association (FCBA)

Friends & Family of Incarcerated Persons - For more information click on the link or write at: PO Box 27708 Las Vegas, NV 89126 or call at (702) 223-6600
Friends Beyond the Wall

Friends Committee on Washington State Public Policy

Friends on Both Sides

Friends of Stateville

Friends Outside National Organization
Friends Outside Monterey County

Friends til the End: A Pen Pal Service for Inmates Nationwide

From the Wilderness

FSU Criminal Justice Links
Fully Informed Jury Association

Full Report of the Prevalence, Incidence and Consequences of Violence Against Women: Findings From the National Violence Against Women Survey - published November 2000 Found that about 18 percent of women surveyed had been experienced a completed or attempted rape in their lifetime, and more than half of the women who reported being raped were under age 18 when they were first raped.

The Funding Exchange

Funny MP3 about Prison

Fun Things To Do With Your Incarcerated Loved One


Gangs & Kids

Gang and Security Threat Group Awareness

Gang Prevention and InterventionA study in best practices

Gang Resistance Education and TrainingClassroom instruction and community based activities that result in the necessary life-skills to avoid involvement in youth violence and criminal activity.

GAP Prison Ministries

Gary Mitchum Reeves ... Seeking Justice

Gateless Gate

Gay Pals 4 U

Gender Responsive Strategies: Research, Practice, and Guiding Principles for Women Offenders

Genesis Network

Georgian's for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Georgian's for Equal Justice

Georgian's for Child Support Reform

Getting Back to Work: Employment Programs for Ex-Offenders

Getting ready for the parole board

Girl Scouts Beyond Bars

Global University’s prison ministry


Glory Prison Ministry

Gospel Lighthouse Prison Evangelism

Gospel One Ministry

Government Agencies on the Web

Grace Outreach Ministries

Grant Me the Serenity - Self-help, Addiction and Recovery

Grass-roots Organization

Greaterfriends Newsletter

Guideline Economics and Child Support Guidelines

Gun Control in the United States - published April 2000 The study is a comparative survey of firearm laws in the United States.

Guyana Prison Service

GW Bush


The Habeas Corpus Resource Center (HCRC) - provides counsel to represent indigent men and women under sentence of death in California. The HCRC's mission is to provide timely, high-quality legal representation for indigent petitioners in death penalty habeas corpus proceedings before the Supreme Court of California and the federal courts.

Halfway Houses

Hands Off Cain

Harlem Live

Harm Reduction Coalition

Harvestime International Network

Haunted Web Behind Bars

Hazelden Foundation - Dedicated to helping people recover from substance addiction. Provides residential and outpatient treatment, maintains programs for families affected by chemical dependency, and publishes materials on addiction and recovery issues.

Heart of America Prison Ministries

Healthy Relationships

Helen PreJean

Hell factories in the field: a prison-industrial complex

Help Absolve Wrongful Conviction NOW

Help Increase the Peace Program

Helping Women Break the Prison Cycle

Henk's Free Mumia Page

HEPP News HIV & Hepatitis Education Prison Project

He Said / She Said

Hidden World

The High Commissioner for Human Rights Expresses Concerns About the Scheduled Executions of the Two Juvenile Offenders

His Healing Hands Ministries

Hispanic National Bar Association

Hitting the Bricks - which describes what services ex-offenders will need during their first 72 hours after release from incarceration

HIV/AIDS in Prison - the need for an effective response to HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV), and injection drug use in prisons is a significant international concern.

HIV & Hepatitis Education Prison Project

HIV/Hepatitis in Prison Committee The HIP Committee is part of California Prison Focus, an organization dedicated to ending the torture and abuse of prisoners locked down in Security Housing Units.

Homeboy Industries Assists at-risk and former gang involved youth to become contributing members of our community through a variety of services in response to their multiple needs. Free programs -- including counseling, education, tattoo removal, job training and job placement -- enabling young people to redirect their lives and providing them with hope for their futures.

Hope Aglow - dedicated to reaching prisoners with the message of Christ's love and whose goal is not rehabilitation, but regeneration.

Hope for Ex-Criminals

Hope Books A Christian ministry providing free Christian books and bible notes to individual prisoners

Hope House Helping Fathers Be Dads

Hope Literacy

Hopi - Alcatraz History: The Story of the Indian Inmates

House File 2489

Housing Works

How to Beat the System

How to Explain Jail and Prison to Children - Oregon DOC Booklet

How to Find Legal Help in Washington State

How to Make Jail Hot Chocolate

How to Protect Yourself Against Corrupt Police Officers

Hugs for Thugs

Human Interest

Human Kindness Foundation

Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Interest

Human Rights and the Drug War Dedicated to the Prisoners of the Drug War and their families, and to those who are working to regain their freedom and restore respect for all Human Rights.
Human Rights & The Drug War

Human Rights Watch

Huntsville Prison Blues


ICOPA (International Conference On Penal Abolition)

Ideas for an Open Society: Repealing Three Strikes

The Illinois Clemency Project for Battered Women

Illinois Inmate Support Group

Illinois PRUP (Yahoo Group)

The Impact of Juvenile Curfew Laws in California - published June 1998 Found that introduction and enforcement of curfews did not decrease and in some instances increased juvenile crime rates in four California counties

Incarcerated Fathers and their Children

Incarcerated Fathers: A Research Agenda

The Incarcerated Fathers Library: Resources for Dads Behind Bars and Those Working with Them

Incarcerated Parents and Their Children (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

In Danger of Falling Through the Cracks: Children of Arrested Parents

Independent Studies & Self-paced Studies On-line

InFO Inc. Inmate Families Organization Inc.

Injustice Busters


The Injustice Line

Inmates 4 Pals

Inmate Activists 2004

Inmate Central

Inmate Classified

Inmate Connections

Inmate Discipler Fellowship

Inmate Hearts

Inmate Locator Phone Numbers/Federal and State


The Inmate's Guide to Prison Health Care

Inmates in the News

Inmates of the Invisible Cell

Inmates Plus

Inmate Story

Inmate's Wives Support Group

InnerChange Freedom Initiative

Innocent in Prison Project International

Innocence Initiative and Defense Project

The Innocence Project

Innocence Project of Northwest Louisiana

Innocence Project New Orleans

Innocence Project Northwest

Innocence Project Wisconsin

Innocent - Fighting Miscarriages of Justice

Innocent Ohio Inmates

Innocent on Death Row in Florida 17 Years - Juan Melendez

Innocents on Death Row

Innocent Until Proven Indigent

The Injustice System

The Injustice System

Inprison Community Bible Study trains qualified volunteers to present ongoing in-depth bible studies to inmates

Inside Art Art by Inmates of HMP

Inside Circle

Inside Out Books - for book lovers behind bars which collects new and used paperback books for distribution to inmates at state and federal prisons, offers a book search service and will provide the resources necessary for inmates to form their own book clubs/discussion groups.

Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace - Independent coalition that works to reduce the threat of drug abuse to the business community - both employers and employees. Encourages drug testing and employee assistance programs

The Institute for Policy Studies

Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy

Institute of Criminal Justice - Assists interested states in managing prison populations, educates the public in an effort to reduce political influences on the sentencing process, and helps states to draft sentencing guidelines.

Institute on Violence and Destructive BehaviorResearch, Instruction and Public Service targeting anti-social behavior, school failure, delinquency, violence, gang membership, and at-risk conditions.


International Action Center

The International Barrister Foundation

The International Centre for Criminal Law Reform and Criminal Justice Policy (ICCLR)

International Centre for Prison Studies

International Conference of Police Chaplains

International Corrections and Prisons Association

International Court of Justice

International Institute for Restorative Practices – Provides education and research in support of the development of restorative practices.

International Justice Project

International Network of Prison Ministries

International Prison Chaplain's Association

International Prison Ministry

The International Prisoner Transfer Program

Internet Legal Resource Guide

THE INTERSTATE COMPACT HANDBOOK for The Supervision of Parolees and Probationers

In Touch Prison Ministry

Invisible Bars (Family Support Group - forum, chat, email etc)

The Iron Lodge

ISKCON Prison Ministry - Providing books on yoga and meditation free to inmates. Write to: PO Box 158691 Nashville TN 37215-8691 or call (615-403-7566) for more information.

The Islamic Society of North America

I Stand Prison News by Black World Publishing

Is There Justice - Thursdays

The Italian American Lawyers Assn. (IALA)


Jail Bird Sings  

Jail Bird Sings Network Support Group

Jail House Tats

Jail Library Group

Jailing the Mentally Ill - Produced by American RadioWorks

Jail Mail

Jamaal's Library of Research Studies

Jason Stevens

Jeff Dicks Medical Coalition Advocating proper medical care for prisoners in the the United States
The Jericho Movement

The Jericho Movement: Bay Area

Jerome Washington


Jesus Christ Prison Ministries

Jesus is Always Lord Ministries

Jesus is the Key Ministry

Jewish Alcoholics, Chemically Dependent Persons and Significant Others

Jewish Pen Pals

Jewish Prisoner Services International

Jewish Transcript

Jewish Web Directory

Jews in Prison - provide support before, during, and after incarceration to both the Jewish inmates and their families and friends

Jim Goad

Jim Goad's Guide to Northwest Prison Slang

Jobs Partnership Greater Washington

John Alba Campaign

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur FoundationReexamining the juvenile justice system.

John Howard Association

John Thomas Bishop


Join Together Online

The Journal of Prisoners on Prison

Journey for Justice

Journey for Justice Marchers

Jubilee Campaign

The Judicial Hall of Shame

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Two main purposes: 1) determine whether civil actions pending in different federal districts involve one or more common questions of fact such that the actions should be transferred to one federal district for coordinated or consolidated pretrial proceedings; and 2) select the judge or judges and court assigned to conduct such proceedings. The purposes of this transfer or “centralization” process are to avoid duplication of discovery, to prevent inconsistent pretrial rulings, and to conserve the resources of the parties, their counsel and the judiciary. Transferred actions not terminated in the transferee district are remanded to their originating transferor districts by the Panel at or before the conclusion of centralized pretrial proceedings.

Justice Action

Justice Center Website

Justice Concepts Inc.

Justice Denied

Justice Denied The Magazine for the Wrongly Convicted

Justice Fellowship

Justice First

Justice for All Every Day

Justice For All Non-profit support services to California prisoners, families and attorneys
Justice for James Neal

Justice for Jimmy Kinslow

Justice for Jonathon

Justice for Queso

Justice for the Bull

Justice Information Center (NCJRS)

Justice Now - Our mission is to end violence against women and stop imprisonment by providing legal services and supporting prisoner organizing efforts that promote health and justice; working with prisoners, their families and community members on political education and mobilization campaigns; building coalitions to create safety for women and individual accountability without relying on the punishment system; and training the next generation of activists and lawyers committed to working for social justice.

Justice on Trial: Racial Disparities in the American Criminal Justice System - published May 4, 2000 The study asserts that blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately targeted by police, unfairly victimized by "racially skewed" charging and plea bargaining decisions by prosecutors, given harsher sentences by judges and deeply impacted by "get tough" crime policies enacted by lawmakers.

Justice Policy Institute - a private non-profit organization whose mission is to reduce society's reliance on the use of incarceration as a solution to social problems.
Justice Research and Statistics Association

Justice Seekers

Justice Seekers Yahoo Group

Justice Works

Juveniles on Alabama Death Row

Juvenile Correctional Education

The Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative building blocks for reform.

The Juvenile Detention Center

Juvenile Forensic Evaluation Resource Center

Juvenile Justice BulletinTeen courts: a focus on Research Background.

Juvenile Justice Committee - American Bar Association

Juvenile Justice Division of the Child Welfare League of America - Working to reduce the incidence of juvenile delinquency nationwide and reduce the reliance on incarceration for accused or adjudicated delinquent youth

Juvenile Justice Reform Initiatives in the States 1994-1996 About the movement toward graduated sanctions.

Juvenile Law CenterPublic interest law firm working for the reform and coordination of the child welfare, juvenile justice and public healthcare systems in their delivery of services to children.


Kairos Prison Ministry Brings Christ's love and forgiveness to all incarcerated individuals, their families and those who work with them, and assists in the transition of becoming a productive citizen

Kairos of South Carolina

KCBA Drug Policy Project: Task Force on Racial and Class Disparities Washington State - King County

Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
Kids Need Moms Program at Florence Crane Women's Correctional Facility in Coldwater, Michigan provides the incarcerated mother an opportunity to maintain her parental responsibilities.

King County Law Library Washington State

King County Legal Resources Washington State

King County Office of Civil Rights Washington State

King County Office of Public Defense Washington State

King County Sheriff  Washington State

King County Superior Court

Kingsway Outreach ministers to prisoners, former prisoners, and their families.

Korean American Bar Association of Northern California

Korean American Bar Association of Southern California


Lamp of Hope

L Anderson

Larry Jeffries Views from Prison

Larry Robison

Laurie Kellogg - Wrongfully Convicted

Law and Policy Institutions Guide - provides a well-organized point of access for legal and legislative information.

Law Enforcement and Juvenile Crime - published December 2001Using data compiled by the FBI, this bulletin offers a wealth of information on law enforcement and juvenile crime.

Law Guru

The Lawyers' Club of Los Angeles County

The Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law - a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to involve the private bar in providing legal services to address racial discrimination. The principal mission of the Lawyers' Committee is to secure, through the rule of law, equal justice under law.

Lawyer Texas Parole

League of Life

The Legal Action Center - the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Legal Advice Online

Legal Engine

Legal Forms

Legal Forms at FindLegalForms.com

Legal Forms Directory

Legal Foundation of Washington State

Legal History of the Death Penalty in Washington State

Legal Information Institute (LII) - Constitutions, Statutes, and Codes

The Legal Information Institute (LII)

Legal Jargon

Legal Links

Legal Resources for the Criminal Defense Practitioner

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Legislative Analyst's Office - California

Letters from the Other Side

Liberation Prison Project

Libraries and Information Centers

The Library of Congress

L.I.F.E (The Living Interactive Family Education Program) offers the children of incarcerated parents the chance to visit with their parents in an enhanced environment
Life Means Life

Literacy Resources

A Little About Life

The Lionheart Foundation

Living Praise Ministries - dedicated to taking the gospel of Jesus Christ to those in prison

Locked Out (Gay, Bi, Lesbian, Other Resource)

Lock Up (Produced by This American Life) - An hour clip from a radio show for prisoners and their families in Texas depicting their lives and how prison changes it.

Lonely & Waiting ~ Incarcerated Loves Support Group

Long Distance Dads™ Incarcerated Fathers Program

The LongHouse

Long Term Inmates Now in the Community

LOOPS (Loved Ones Of PrisonerS), Inc. Non-denominational, Christian organization dedicated to the support and restoration of prisoners and their families.

The Lord's Day Observance Society
The Lord Looseth The Prisoner Ministries

Los Angeles County Bar Association

Lost Souls

Lost Vault: A Resource for Those Lost in Prisons Worldwide

Love and Freedom

Love and Freedom

Love Inside the Walls

Lutheran Ministries Association

Lutheran Social Services of Illinois Prisoner and Family Ministry Provides visiting assistance, support groups, sends audio tapes of parents in prison to their children.

M.A.C.C. (Movement Against Corruption and Complicity)

Maine Native Prison Project For Native American prisoners & their families residing in Maine
Maine Support/Social Services

Making The Walls Transparent

Marcus Christian Lellan

Marijuana Policy Project

Marijuana Reform Party of New York State

Marin County Bar Association (California)

Majority of Americans Think U.S. Criminal Justice System is Broken, Ineffective; See Need for Change - Article

Marty Tankleff

Measuring Corruption Precisely

Media Awareness Project

Medical Assisted Treatment  Advocates and consumers for educating the public about the need for medical-assisted treatment of drug addicts through the educational, media, and political arenas

Medical and Mental Illness Inmates Assistance

Meditation Not Prison for Offenders


Men's Gatherings

Men's News Daily

Medical/Mental Illness Inmate Assist

Mental Health and Treatment of Inmates and Probationers
Mental Health in Corrections Consortium

Mental Health Treatment in State Prisons, 2000  - published July 2001 Found that 1 in 10 state inmates are receiving psychotropic medications and 1 in 8 are in mental health therapy.

Mental Illness and the Death Penalty  Death Penalty Information Center

Mentoring Children of Prisoners Funding

Messenger's Prison Ministry

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) was founded in 1968 in San Antonio, Texas and is the leading nonprofit Latino litigation, advocacy and educational outreach institution in the United States. MALDEF's mission is to foster sound public policies, laws and programs to safeguard the civil rights of the 40 million Latinos living in the United States and to empower the Latino community to fully participate in our society. Michael Hunter

Michael Pardue

Michael's Opinion Page

Michigan Corrections Organization

Mike Barber Ministries

Miracles Prisoner Ministry
Misconceptions About Prison Life

The Missing Link

Mission Gate Ministry

Missouri Department of Corrections Offender's Guide to Sexual Misconduct

Money, Education, Prisons

Monitoring the Future - published December 2004 Annual study of substance use among secondary school students. Found overall drug use among teens continues a gradual decline, but use of inhalants rose.

The Moratorium Campaign

Most Wanted Outlaws Online - Pen Pal Service for Inmates

Mothers Against Injustice

Mother's Day in Prison - (Article)

Mother Jones - Debt to Society

MOTHEREAD, Inc.  Combines the teaching of literacy skills with child development and family empowerment issues for prisoners and for free people.
Mountains and Rivers Order

Mr. Smith E-Mails Washington

Mumia Abu-Jamal's Freedom Journal
Mumia witness exposes frame-up (Article)

Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies

Murder Victims for Family Reconciliation

Murder victims' families who oppose the death penalty

The Mustard Seed A newsletter for Centering Prayer in prisons (Email to Subscribe)



The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) was founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall. Although LDF's primary purpose was to provide legal assistance to poor African Americans, its work over the years has brought greater justice to all Americans. Its main program areas are education, civic participation, economic access, affirmative action, and criminal justice. Although LDF works primarily through the courts, its strategies include advocacy, educational outreach, legislation monitoring, coalition building and policy research. Additionally, it provides scholarships for exceptional African-American students.

NAHNS Prison Ministry

Naming The Nameless

The Nate Kile Story

The Nation: Death Trip: The American Way of Execution

The Nation: Death Row Call

National Advocates of Pregnant Women

The National Aids & Prison Forum

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, major depression, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety disorders.

The National Archive of Criminal Justice Data

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

National Association for Court Management

NACDL - The Death Penalty is Wrong

National Center on Fathers and Families

National Center for State Courts

National Center for State Courts - Links to State courts
The National Center for Victims of Crime

National Center on Institutions and Alternatives

National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information - Information service of the Department of Health and Human Services that makes available research and statistics about substance abuse.

The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

The National Coalition to Free the Angola 3

National Commission on Correctional Health Care

The National Correctional Industries Association, Inc.

National Council on Crime and Delinquency , founded in 1907, is a nonprofit organization which promotes effective, humane, fair and economically sound solutions to family, community and justice problems. NCCD conducts research, promotes reform initiatives, and seeks to work with individuals, public and private organizations and the media to prevent and reduce crime and delinquency.

National Crime Prevention Council National organizer of community-based programs and solutions to preventing crime.

National Criminal Justice Association - Association of state and local criminal justice professionals that promotes innovation in the criminal justice system through coordination of law enforcement, the courts, corrections, and juvenile justice.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - a federally funded resource offering justice and substance abuse information to support research, policy, and program development worldwide

National Defense Counsel Foundation

National Drug Prosecution Center - A branch of the American Prosecutors Research Institute that trains prosecutors to investigate and prosecute drug cases more effectively, evaluate drug control and demand reduction strategies, and develop model drug laws.

National Families in Action

National Fatherhood Initiative
The National GAINS Center for People with Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System

National Hepatitis C Prison Coalition - formed to bring together organizations and individuals interested in raising awareness and providing support to prisoners who are suffering from hepatitis and HIV/HCV coinfection. Our goal is to help educate prisoners and advocate for better testing, treatment and prevention of these diseases.

The National Institute of Corrections

National Institute of Justice - The research and development arm of the U.S. Department of Justice, assigned to gather research on crime, conduct national demonstration projects and develop new technologies.

National Institute on Drug Abuse - Supports and conducts research on drug abuse and addiction, and disseminates findings to inform drug abuse and addiction prevention, treatment, and policy.
The National Juvenile Detention Association

National Latino Father and Family Institute

National Lawyers Association

National Lawyers Guild

The National Lawyers Guild - Los Angeles Chapter

The National Mental Health Association

The National Mental Health Association on Juvenile Justice

National Network for Women in Prison - Resources and advocacy work. Produces a free newsletter written by former prisoners. (714 W California Blvd * Pasadena, CA 91105)

National Organization of Bar Counsel
The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws

The National Organization for Victim Assistance

The National Park Service of Alcatraz Island

National Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families (NPNFF) Organization of fatherhood program practitioners whose mission is to increase supports to children in fragile families
The National Treatment Accountability for Safer Communities

National Prison Hospice Association

National Prison Project - Litigation and advocacy group for the protection of inmates' Eighth Amendment rights, the improvement of prison conditions, and the reduction of prison overcrowding.

National Radio Project Prison Desk - Provides critical analysis of and in-depth reporting on incarceration in the U.S. and world-wide. This Desk concentrates on the stories and perspectives of educators, policy analysts, community organizers, prisoners and their families. The Prison Desk also provides training opportunities for independent journalists and individuals involved in community building activities.

National Radio Project Women Desk - Produces programming that explores the issues and perspectives of women with a particular focus on the intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality. Major topic areas include: Reproductive Rights/Justice, Domestic Violence, Equal Rights, Healthcare, Housing, Poverty, Public Education, Racism, Sex Trafficking, International Gender Issues, Labor, Lesbian Rights, Human Rights, Welfare, Women in Prisons, Women Peacemakers.

National Rifle Association - Nonprofit group that advocates to preserve the Second Amendment right to bear arms, promotes public safety and law and order, and provides training in firearm safety, good marksmanship, and hunter safety.

National Survey of American Attitudes on Substance Abuse IX: Teen Dating Practices and Sexual Activity - published August 2004 Found that the more sexually active friends a teen has and the more time a teen spends with a boyfriend or girlfriend, the greater the risk that teen will smoke, drink, get drunk or use illegal drugs.

National Survey on Drug Use and Health - published 2004 An annual study of drug, alcohol, and tobacco use trends of the civilian population aged 12 years and older. Found that in 2002, an estimated 19.5 million Americans, or 8.3 percent of the population aged 12 or older, were current illicit drug users.

National Youth Court Centerprovides training and technical assistance and serves as a clearinghouse for youth court programs.

National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center

Nation Wide Christian Prison Ministry

The Native Action Page

Native American Indian Spiritual Freedom in Prison

Native American Inmates and Families Support Group

Native American Prisoner Network

Native Web - Resources for Native Americans

Navajo County Watchdog

Neighborhood Legal Clinics (Washington State) Meets at a number of  locations providing King County residents with an opportunity to meet individually with a volunteer attorney for up to 30 minutes of free legal advice and consultation.

Nevada Corrections Association

Nevada Department of Corrections

Nevada C.U.R.E.

New Directions in Corrections

Newark Success
New Jersey C.U.R.E.

The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice - a Newark-based urban research and advocacy organization dedicated to the advancement of New Jersey's urban areas and residents. (New Jersey) 

New Jersey State Parole Board

NewLife Behavior Ministries - teaches those in prison, their families, and others to live a new life through experiencing God's love.

New Life Prison Ministry

Newman's Own

New Mexico Drug Policy Foundation

New Mexico Department of Corrections Transition Coordinator - Addiction Services The Addiction Division is focused on the in-house programming of future parolees and is directed by the Bureau Chief, Charles King. The Transition coordinators office is designed to assist the relationship between parolees, the treatment facility, and the community that they are paroled back into. Our focus is primarily on addiction recovery and how this recovery can be the successful component to a parolees reintegration.

A New Path - Parents for Addiction Treatment and Healing

The New Road Map Foundation

New Vision Organization - Improving the quality and quantity of rehabilitation and healing for both prisoners and their families, giving all the hope of reunion with loved ones and a fresh beginning.

New York C.U.R.E.

New York Inmate Families

New York Prison Castaway

NIC Information Center

NMAC's (National Minority AIDS Council) Prison Initiative - a response to an often overlooked facet of the HIV/AIDS epidemic -- the rising rate of HIV/AIDS in U.S. Correctional Facilities.

No Escape: Male Rape in Prison

No Lawyer

No More Prisons

The North American Conference on Fathers Behind Bars & On the Street

The North County Bar Association - California

Northern Californian's to Amend Three Strikes

Northern California Service League

North Carolina Department of Correction - Offender Family Services

North Carolina Friends for Inmates Everywhere  A place where friends of inmates can exchange stories, and find Inmate Pen pals that they would not mind corresponding with knowing that they are Incarcerated" some for life. To an inmate "postal" mail means so much. Membership is open to all 18 and up, MALE and FEMALE. Please feel free to join, share your story, make some new friends, etc. This group IS a "safe haven for support andsharing". You Do NOT have to live in North Carolina to join. The group is for "INMATE PEN PALS EVERYWHERE" and so are the members that live "EVERYWHERE".

North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc.

Northwest Justice Project Provides free civil legal services to low-income people throughout Washington State

Northwest Regional Education LaboratoryImproves educational results for children, youth and adults by providing research and development assistance to education, government, community agencies, business and labor.

Northwest Women's Law Center Working to change the law to advance women's rights, advocates to ensure that laws are interpreted and enforced to protect women's interests, and educates women and the community at large to understand women's legal rights and responsibilities. The Law Center advocates for the legal rights of women and girls in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington.

"Not part of my sentence" Violations of the Human Rights of Women in Custody

No To Death Penalty Campaign

The November Coalition


OAR: Opportunities, Alternatives & Resources

Oberlin Action Against Prisons

October 22nd Coalition - Stop Police Brutality

Offender Aid and Restoration

Offender Preparation & Education Network, Inc.

Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) - Agency within the Department of Justice that encourages the expansion of state victim assistance programs, and promotes victim rights through legislation and public policy. Also maintains a resource center that provides information on issues including domestic violence, child abuse, victim rights, and victim compensation.

Office of Correctional Job Training and Placement

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency PreventionEffective Intervention for Serious Juvenile Offenders

Office of National Drug Control Policy - White House office that establishes policies and priorities for the nation's drug control program, with the goal of reducing illicit drug use, manufacturing, and trafficking. Creates the National Drug Control Strategy, which establishes a budget and guidelines for cooperation among federal, state, and local authorities

Official California Legislative Information

The Official Kenny Richey Campaign

Ohio's Death Row

Ohio Injustice

Oklahoma Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

On Fire Ministries

Online Library of Drug Policy

OPEN, INC. Provides publications and technical assistance to help offenders prepare to live as law-abiding citizens.
Open Door Ministries

Open Prisons - Society of Professional Journalist's online guide to state policies governing media access to correctional facilities and inmates

Open Society Institute: Criminal Justice Initiative

Open Society Justice Initiative Pursues law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide.

Operation Starting Line - collaborative effort from thousands of Christian churches and ministries to reach every prisoner in America by Easter 2005.

Operation Steered Straight

Orange County Bar Association - California

Oregon Dispute Resolution CommissionSupports the beneficial use of mediation, negotiation, conciliation and other collaborative problem solving processes.

Oregon Social Learning CenterDedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning.

Organ Donor Debate - ABC News Article

The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry

The Osborne Association Provides a Family Resource Center Hotline; Family Ties, a program assisting children to visit their mothers incarcerated at Albion Correctional Facility; Family Works, a program for incarcerated fathers at 3 New York prisons; drug treatment, health, mental health and employment assistance.

The Other Side of the Wall

Our Father's Persistant Love Ministries

Our God Reigns Ministries

The Outside Connection (A Cheaper Way to Get Inmate's Calls)

Outsider's Looking In


Outlaws Free Press


PACT (Parents and Children Together, Inc.) Support services for families and children of incarcerated persons. Centered in Ft. Worth, Texas

Palidan Legal Resources

The Palo Alto Area Bar Association (California)

The Pampered Prisoner

Parenting is Prevention - Provides accurate information, support, and resources to assist parents and others in raising children to be healthy, drug-free, productive adults

Parents in Prayer Ministry Support services for parents who have children behind bars

Parole Source To provide parole guidance for inmates in TDCJ (Texas Department of Criminal Justice) and their families.
Parole Support Letter

Partnership Against Violence Network

Partnership for a Drug-Free America - Nonprofit coalition of professionals from the communications industry that seeks to reduce the demand for illegal drugs through media campaigns that educate the public about the risks of drugs.

Partnership for Responsible Drug Information

PASAN (Prisoner's HIV/AIDS Support Action Network

Pastors to Prisoners

P.A.T.R.I.C.K. Crusade  (Including phone.htm)

Paul Scott

Peace Between People - Alternatives to Violence Project of Washington State

The Peace Center

Peace Education FoundationFostering school norms of cooperation and problem solving rather than violence and aggression.

Peace Watch

Penal Reform International

Pen Friends and Services, Inc - provides inmates with resources, free world contacts, educational materials, religious materials and information which will help both them and society. While we do not provide direct legal aid, study materials or have access to these materials, we do provide updated names, addresses and contacts for the offenders to initiate contact and request materials.  Rape and disease prevention, violence and abuse resources are also available.

The Pennsylvania Prison Society

Pen Pal Connection - A Christian Group Reaching out to lonely women and men inmates across the country. Address: Pen Pal Connection * PO Box 73 * Syracuse, NY 13206-0073



People Aligned to Replace Injustice & Cruelty with Knowledge

People Before Lawyers

People's Coalition for Justice - An anti-racist, grassroots organization currently focusing on institutionalized racism and classism in the police department and the need for greater police accountability.

People of Chattanooga Say No

People of the Heart

Person Offense Cases in Juvenile Court, 1988-1997 - published May 2000 Found that the percentage of juvenile delinquency cases involving offenses against people in 1997 was 97 percent greater than in 1998.

Philadelphians - Christian prison outreach ministry.

Phillip Wayne Tomlin

Photo Album of Prison Inmates and Chaplains

Piedmont Christian Ministries

The Placer County Bar Association (California)

Places of Refuge - Prison Ministry

Planted Seeds Ministry

Planet Florencia

Pleas from the Pen Personals

Poemz for Freedom

Poetry from the Pen

The Policy of Hipocrisy


Political Injustice

Politically Correct Punishment

Postcards from Prison

The Praise Report

Prayers to Work With

Premium Legal Forms

Preparing a Child for Their First Prison Visit

Press Room Treatment Advocacy Center

PRIDE Survey - published September 2001Found that 2.7% of kids in grades 6-12 took a gun to school during the 1999-2000 school year

Prior Abuse Reported by Inmates and Probationers - published April 1999 Found that many prison and jail inmates reported they were physically or sexually abused before they were incarcerated.

Prison 101

Prison Act - Impact on Children & Women

Prison Action Committee

Prison Activist Resource Center

Prison Advice & Care Trust

Prison and Its Aftermath:A Two-Part Series by Jennifer Gonnerman

Prison and Jails.com

Prisons and Prisoners: About.com

Prison Archives

Prison Art from LA Greeneyes31

Prison Art

Prison Awareness Project


Prison BloodBath

Prison Blues

Prison Blues: How America's Foolish Sentencing Policies Endanger Public Safety

The Prison Book Project

Prison Build Program

Prison Chat Network

Prisoner Chronicles

Prison Coffee - Article about how Starbucks uses prison labor

Prison Congregations of America - Ministry devoted to working with mainline Christian denominations to develop congregations in the state prison systems. (ministries)

Prison Congregations of America

Prison Creative Arts Project

Prison CyberConnect

Prison Dads Team at Brigham Young University researching father imprisonment
Prison Dharma Network

Prison Diaries: An Intimate Portrait of Life Behind Bars

Prison Disciple Ministry, Inc.

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - General Articles

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - HIV Treatment and Prisoners

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - Legal Issues for HIV-Positive Prisoners

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - Personal Accounts/Profiles

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - Prisoners and Hepatitis

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - Resources

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - Statistics

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS - Women with HIV in Prison

Prisoner Assistance Center

Prisoner Express - A project of Durland Alternatives Library, at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. They send books and educational material to prisoners throughout the United States. A newsletter featuring prisoner writings is published three times a year. Write to Prisoner Express c/o Alternatives Library at 127 Anabel Taylor Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850 or call (607) 255-6486. Their website is under construction.

Prisoner Integration Experience (P.I.E.)

Prisoner letters about prison rape...

Prisoner of Hope


The Prisoner Rehabilitation Authority, Philosophy and Programs

Prisoner Reintegration Publications (Center for Policy Research)

The Prisoner Resource Clearinghouse

Prisoners.com - A nonprofit corporation of education, information and charity. Our mission is to benefit the 100,000+ state, local and federal prisoners in Pennsylvania, their families and loved ones. Further, we aim to assist prisoners everywhere.

A Prisoner's Dictionary

The Prisoner's Guide to Survival

The Prisoner's Handbook

Prisoners of Love  Provides friends and families of inmates with direction, companionship and information on how others overcame similar circumstances, connection with others in similar circumstances, resources and links.
Prisoner Transfer Treaties

Prisoners Against Parole Board Abuse

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS Resource Directory

Prisoner's Families Fellowship Place

Prisoners For Christ - nondenominational organization dedicated to taking the gospel of Jesus Christ into the jails, prisons, and juvenile centers.

Prisoners' Guerrilla Handbook to Correspondence Programs In the United States and Canada: High School, Vocational, Paralegal and College Courses

Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) - a community-based network of prisoners, ex-prisoners, organizations, activists and individuals working together to provide advocacy, education, and support to prisoners on HIV/AIDS, HCV and related issues.

Prisoners in 2002 published July 2003 Found during 2002 the 2.6 percent growth in the number of inmates under state & federal jurisdiction was more than twice the 2001 growth (1.1 percent) but less than the average annual growth of 3.6 percent since year-end 1995.

Prisoners and HIV/AIDS

Prison Factories: Slave Labor for the New World Order? Article by Charles Overbeck

Prison Families of New York, Inc. Director: Alison Coleman * 40 North Main Avenue * Albany, NY 12203 * 518-453-6659
Prison Fellowship International - a global, Christian association of national, criminal justice ministries.

Prison Fellowship of Canada

Prison Fellowship On Line Assists the Church in its ministry to prisoners, ex-prisoners, victims, and their families. Offices in all states and around the world.
Prison Fellowship Ministries

Prison Fellowship Romania

Prison Flicks

Prison for a Day - Article by Northwest Dharma News

Prison for Dummies - Article by Wired News

The Prison Foundation

Prison Health

Prison Health Care: Activist Campaign Targets Hepatitis, HIV Care for Prisoners and Continuity of Care After Release

Prison Health Services, Inc

Prison Help Services

Prison Hope

The Prison Industry Authority

Prison Infinity

Prison Information and Papers

Prison Inmate Outreach

Prison Inmates

Prison Issues

Prison Journal

Prison Justice

Prison Labor Billboard

Prison Labor: Some Facts and Issues Article by Karen Miller

Prison Labor: Workin' for the Man

Prison Law Office

Prison Legal News - in addition to our own list serv we also have the largest collection of prison and jail related news and litigation information going back for 15 years which includes all back issues of PLN, a brief bank, publications and much more, all in a searchable database.



The Prison Library Project

Prison Librarianship Clearinghouse

Prison librarians needed: a challenging career for those with the right professional and human skills Article


Prison Love

Prison Lullabies

Prison Match of NC

Prison Meditations

Prison Ministries: Central Pennsylvania Conference

Prison Ministry

Prison Ministry Calendar

Prison Ministry: NAHNS

Prison Ministry Forum

Prison Ministry Network

The Prison Ministry Task Force

Prison Mission Association

The Prison Moratorium Project

Prison Movement - A group that supports Prison Reform, Inmates, their families and friends with human rights and abuse issues. We offer legal resources, petitions, links to other groups and sites, much needed support for one another, as well as varied information and updates. We are very active in prison reform-we engage in letter writing campaigns which include but are not limited to the media, persons in government and the department of corrections. We help inmates everyday with abuse, medical neglect and other issues.

Prison Murder

PrisonNet Prison Ministries

Prison News Network

Prison News: Yahoo

Prison Pals

Prison Penpals.com

Prison Pen Pal Connection

Prison Pen Pals

Prison Pen Pals UK

Prison Performing Arts

Prison Pet Partnership

Prison Pet Partnership Program

Prison Policy Initiative - Conducts research and advocacy on incarceration policy.


Prison Professionals Speak Out for Justice

Prison Project

Prison Project: Another

Prison: Punishment or Party?

Prison Radio

Prison Rape and the Spread of AIDS (Article)

Prisons a new growth industry (Article by Kathryn Casa)

Prison Search

Prisons Foundation

Prisons Foundation

The Prisons Handbook

Prisons Punish Inmates Because of "Negative" News Stories

Prison Rape Resources

Prison Rape: the Graylon Bell Case

Prison Reality

Prison Reform Advocacy Center


Prison Reform Page

Prison Reform Trust

Prison Reform Trust: Research, Publications and Cards

Prison Reform Unity Project

Prison Rehabilitation and Welfare Action (PRAWA)

Prison Resources - provide free bibles and reading material and encouragement for persons connected with prisons and detention centers.

Prison Sentences and Time Served for Violence

The Prison Service

Prison Service in Finland

The Prison Show - broadcast on Houston Pacifica Radio station KPFT, 90.1FM weekly since March 1980. Now scheduled Friday's from 9:00 to 11:00 PM, the show reaches Texas prisons in Walker, Brazoria, Galveston, Ft Bend, Liberty, Montgomery and Harris Counties in direct broadcast. The Prison Show is about cops, courts, jails, prisons, probation, parole, politics, and the human experience of dealing with the above.

Prison Smart

Prison Sucks - A clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry.

Prison Talk

Prison Talk Chat

Prison Tension Cool When Inmates Seek Training as Mediators

Prison TATTOOS: Recognition and Interpretation

Prison Tips

Prison Work Programs: Inmates' Access to Personal Information

Prison to Work Project for the Maryland Department of Education

Prison Writing Program: PEN American Center

Prison Zone (plea bargain info)


Private Prisons and Private Labor

Private Prisons: Profits of Crime

Private Prison Hell

Privatization Update

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2000 - published August 2001 Found that 6.5 million Americans were either incarcerated or on probation or parole in 1998, the highest number ever.

Pro Bono Program - Indiana University School of Law

Pro Bono & Public Interest

Professional Legal Process Services of West Virginia

Profiles of DNA Exculpatory Cases

Profit & Punishment (ABC News Special Report) 

Programs Addressing Prisons (AFSC - American Friends Service Committee)

Project Metamorphosis

Project Return Tulane University program offering family counseling and other services to inmates returning to the community
PROJECT SEEK Program Description and Evaluation. This program in Flint, Michigan provides a variety of services to children of offenders and their families. The evaluation data is encouraging.

Project Sunshine - A program of the Society of Professional Journalists initiated to focus attention and energy on problems of steadily-eroding access to national, state and local government.
Prometheus' Liberation Site

Promise Keepers

Prosecutorial Misconduct

Protest Killer Cops

Public Access to Court Electronic Records (P.A.C.E.R.) An electronic public access service that allows users to obtain case and docket information from Federal Appellate, District and Bankruptcy courts, and from the U.S. Party/Case Index.

Public and Private Ventures

Puppies Behind Bars


Questions & Answers from Gangs in Prisons


Race and Incarceration in the United States

Radical Urban Theory

Railroaded by the Government

RAINN - The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization. RAINN operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and carries out programs to prevent sexual assault, help victims and ensure that rapists are brought to justice. Inside, you'll find statistics, counseling resources, prevention tips, news and more.

Raise Your Voice

Rand Corporation Drug Policy Research Center - Research program that conducts empirical research, policy analysis, and outreach so that community leaders and public officials develop more effective strategies for dealing with drug problems. Its research includes projections of drug use trends, assessments of local drug problems and responses, evaluations of street-level drug markets, and comparative analyses of drug-related experiences and policies of other countries.

Randy Lee Coen

Rape used as control in U.S. prisons

Reach Assists ex-offender reentry in the Washington, DC area by reducing risk of recidivism, facilitating societal reintegration, and strengthening family reunification
Reaching Beyond the Walls

Reach Out and Touch Somebody's Hand: Make This World a Better Place If You Can

Reaching Out to Juvenile Inmates Through AIM, Students Serve as Mentors to Young Offenders (Article)

Ready to Live: Art & Life Beyond Street Violence

The Real Costs of Prisons Project - brings together prison/justice policy activists with political economists to create popular education workshops and materials which explore both the immediate and long-term costs of incarceration on the individual, her/his family, community and the nation. The goals of the Real Cost of Prisons Project are to strengthen and deepen the organizing capacity of grassroots prison/justice activists and to broaden the public's understanding of the economic and social consequences of mass incarceration.
Real Justice

Rebirth America - offering new hope and second chances to prison inmates and their families.

Recent Executions (in Washington State)

Recommendations to protect female inmates from sexual abuse


Reconciliation - Serving Families of Inmates in Tennessee

The Recovery Guide

Recovery Links

Red Thunderbird Agency

Redeem-Her - an inmate and ex-offender directed, self-help, social services organization. Redeem-Her has its roots inside the confines of the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, New Jersey.

Redwood Highway: Crime, Law and Related Links on the Web
Re-Entry Jail and Prison Ministry (RPJM)

Released Ministries

Religious Leaders For a More Just and Compassionate Drug Policy

Religious Organizing Against the Death Penalty

Religious Programs, Institutional Adjustment, and Recidivism among Former Inmates in Prison Fellowship Programs (article)

Religious Tolerance: Death Penalty

Resource Directory for Prisoners - Naljor Prison Dharma Service

Resources for Prison Families

Resources on Minnesota Issues Three Strikes Sentencing Laws

Responding to Children and Families of Prisoners:  A Community Guide

Restitution Incorporated

Restorative Justice Ministry Network Links to ministries serving prisoners and families throughout North America.

Restorative Justice Online

Restorative Justice / Prison Ministries - United Methodist Church

Restorative Justice Project: Restorative Justice Implementation VORP Resource and Training Center
The Rest of Our Lives

A Review of the Costs, Length, and Results of Capital Cases in Washington State.

Rights for All

Rittenhouse Transformative Justice

Riverside County Bar Association (California)



Russian Prison Tattoos


Sacramento County Bar Association (California)

Safer Society Foundation - Develops materials for professionals who work with sexual offenders and victims. Compiles statistics on sex offenses, and provides referrals for the assessment and treatment of youthful and adult sexual victims and offenders


Salute No More!!! The Death Penalty: Our Modern Coliseum

Salvation Army

San Bernardino County Bar Association (California)

San Diego County Bar Association (California)

San Fernando Valley Bar Association (California)

San Jose Peace Center

San Mateo County Bar Association (California)

Santa Barbara County Bar Association (California)

Santa Clara County Bar Association (California)

Santa Ynez Valley Bar Association (California)

Savage Thoughts - Our Prisons  (Essay)

Save a Life

The Scales of Justice - Speaking Out Against Capitol Punishment

Schaffer Library of Drug Policy

School House Hype: Two Years Later - published April 2000 Found that school-associated violent deaths have decreased 40% from 1998 to 1999. In addition,FBI arrest data indicates that there was a 56% decline in juvenile homicides from 1993 to 1998, and a 30% decline in overall juvenile crime.

Second Chance For Us - Online Support Group

Seattle Police Department

Seattle October 22nd Coalition National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression, and the Criminalization of a Generation

The Seedling Project

A Sentence of Their Own   The impact incarceration had on one family

Sentencing (Produce by American Life) - (The following description is from 360degrees.com) We've all heard occasional news stories about how some of the drug laws enacted in the last 15 years may have gone too far. First-time offenders get locked up for decades. Judges, even Republican appointees, say that mandatory minimum sentences prevent them from making fair rulings. But have sentences really gone too far? This hour-long radio show examines the areas where a consensus is growing on the problems in federal drug laws, and it explains the areas where drug laws seem to be administered fairly. It includes the story of how a person could be sentenced to 19 years for drug possession, even if police found no drugs, drug money, residue, or paraphernalia, even if it's a first offense. Judges give their opinions of the drug sentencing laws. The show ends with a night in drug court.

The Sentencing Project

Services for Families of Prisoners

Serving Incarcerated and Ex-Offender Fathers and their Families: A Review of the Field

Serving Time, Serving Others

Shackled Voices

Shambhala Prison Community

Shoplifter's Alternative

Should Hackers Spend Years in Prison? (Article by Peter Wayner)

The Siddha Yoga Prison Project: Dedicated to making available the teachings, practices and experience of Siddha Yoga meditation to incarcerated seekers

Sivananda Yoga - Prison Project

SG's Prison Pen Pals

Slam Your Stress

S.K.I.P. Inc. (Save Kids of Incarcerated Parents) Network of services for children (1 month to 18 years of age) of incarcerated parents with branches in several states
Sky Dive - Defense Fund for Michael Norris Texas Death Row

SMART Recovery - A nationwide, nonprofit organization which offers free support groups to individuals who desire to gain independence from any type of addictive behavior.

The Smuggler's Tale From Jail

Snailmail and Prison Pen Pals


Social Sciences Information Gateway: Topic Law

Social Security Card - Application

Social Venture Network

Soldier's of the Cross Ministry

Solidarity Group Political Prisoners

Someone Care's Prison Ministry

Songs of Praise - Prison Ministry

Sonoma County Bar Association (California)

Soraya's Free Prison Pen Pal Site

Soulful Chemistry

Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics

South Carolina Advocates for Pregnant Women

South Dakota Prisoner Support Group

Southern Center for Human Rights

Specific Legal Documents or Information

Spiritual Christian Justice

Stand to Reason

The Stanford Prison Project

Stanford Prison Experiment

Start a Petition

State and Local Government Online

The State Bar of California

State Corrections Directory

State of California Commission on Judicial Performance - the independent state agency in California responsible for investigating complaints of judicial misconduct and judicial incapacity and for disciplining judges.

State Justice Institute - was established by Federal law in 1984 to award grants to improve the quality of justice in State courts, facilitate better coordination between State and Federal courts, and foster innovative, efficient solutions to common problems faced by all courts

State of Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission

The 50 States Project

Steve W. Norris

Steve Taylor

Still Striking Out: Ten Years of California's Three Strikes Law - Policy Report

Stillwater Prison Literacy Project

St. Leonard's Society of Canada

Stop Abuse of Powers Webring

Stop Capital Punishment NOW

Stop Prisoner Rape

Stop Racists Cops

Stop Shackling Pregnant Inmates - A personal MySpace websites regarding the issues surrounding shackling pregnant inmates.

Stop the Drug War

Stop the Violence – Formed to counteract the negative influences affecting our youth and providing alternative methods of resolving issues.

The Stop Violence Coalition of Kansas City

Straight Ahead Ministries - trains volunteers to minister the gospel of Jesus Christ to incarcerated youth.

The Strawberry Dragon Zendo

Street Law


Strengthening America's Families: Effective Family Programs for Prevention of Delinquency

Struggle Within

Student Transition And Recovery Program

Students for Sensible Drug Policy

Study: Alcohol and Crime - published April 1998. Found that almost four in ten violent crimes involve alcohol, according to both the crime victims and offenders. Two-thirds of violent attacks by intimates occurred while intoxicated.

Study: An Ounce of Prevention, a Pound of Uncertainty - Studied school drug prevention programs and found them effective but slow to generate change. Published May 1999

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - Agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that works to assure that the quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to those who need them. Conducts the annual National Household Survey on Drug Abuse.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Statistics

Substance Abuse and Treatment, State and Federal Prisoners, 1997 - published January 1999  Found an increase in the number of state and federal prisoners reporting drug or alcohol use at the time of their offense from 1991 to 1997

Summit Ministries

Sundance Prison Art

The Sunnyvale-Cupertino Bar Association (California)


Superior Court of California - County of Alameda

Superior Court of California - County of Alpine

Superior Court of California - County of Amador

Superior Court of California - County of Butte

Superior Court of California - County of Calaveras

Superior Court of California - County of Colusa

Superior Court of California - County of Contra Costa

Superior Court of California - County of Del Norte

Superior Court of California - County of El Dorado

Superior Court of California - County of Fresno

Superior Court of California - County of Glenn

Superior Court of California - County of Humboldt

Superior Court of California - County of Imperial

Superior Court of California - County of Inyo

Superior Court of California - County of Kern

Superior Court of California - County of Kings

Superior Court of California - County of Lake

Superior Court of California - County of Lassen

Superior Court of California - County of Los Angeles

Superior Court of California - County of Madera

Superior Court of California - County of Marin

Superior Court of California - County of Mariposa

Superior Court of California - County of Mendocina

Superior Court of California - County of Merced

Superior Court of California - County of Modoc

Superior Court of California - County of Mono

Superior Court of California - County of Monterey

Superior Court of California - County of Napa

Superior Court of California - County of Nevada

Superior Court of California - County of Orange

Superior Court of California - County of Placer

Superior Court of California - County of Plumas

Superior Court of California - County of Riverside

Superior Court of California - County of Sacramento

Superior Court of California - County of San Benito

Superior Court of California - County of San Bernardino

Superior Court of California - County of San Diego

Superior Court of California - County of San Francisco

Superior Court of California - County of San Joaquin

Superior Court of California - County of San Luis Obispo

Superior Court of California - County of San Mateo

Superior Court of California - County of Santa Barbara

Superior Court of California - County of Santa Clara

Superior Court of California - County of Santa Cruz

Superior Court of California - County of Shasta

Superior Court of California - County of Sierra

Superior Court of California - County of Siskiyou

Superior Court of California - County of Solano

Superior Court of California - County of Sonoma

Superior Court of California - County of Stanislaus

Superior Court of California - County of Sutter

Superior Court of California - County of Tehama

Superior Court of California - County of Trinity

Superior Court of California - County of Tulare

Superior Court of California - County of Tuolumne

Superior Court of California - County of Ventura

Superior Court of California - County of Yolo

Superior Court of California - County of Yuba

Support Services for Incarcerated and Released NonCustodial Parents - by Heidi Sachs

Sure Mercies Outreach

Surviving the System

Surviving the System Forum

Survivors of Incarcerated Loved Ones

Sylvia Rivera Law Project - Works to guarantee that all people are free to self-determine gender identity and expression, regardless of income or race, and without facing harassment, discrimination or violence.


The Tahoe-Truckee Bar Association (California)

Talking points on the death penalty

TATTOOS: Recognition and Interpretation by Sergeant Ken Whitley

Tax Payers for Improving Public Safety (TIPS) is a non-partisan  consortium of California taxpayers and business interests who seek to improve public safety through smart, meaningful, and cost-effective measures which serve to best utilize taxpayer dollars to improve public safety.

TDCJ - "A Warehouse of Injustice & Greed" - Texas Department of Justice

TDCJ - General Information Guide for Families of Offenders (Texas Department of Justice)

Teaching Parenting Skills To Incarcerated Fathers

TeamChild - Helping Youth In Trouble (Washington State)

TEEN CHALLENGE of Greater Cleveland, Inc.

Tenants Union Washington State

Ten Federal Judges Who Must be Impeached for Abuse of Power

TCASK- Tennessee Coalition to Abolish State Killing

Texas Campaign to Abolish the Death Penalty

Texas Can't Resist Cries for the Death Penalty

Texas Civil Rights Project

Texas Criminal Justice Reform Coalition

Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement

Texas Death Row Inmates

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Texas Department of Criminal Justice General Information Guide for Families of Offenders Published to provide the public with a brief description of principal program areas.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice HIV/AIDS/STD services provided for incarcerated individuals

Texas Defender Service

Texas Group Works to Help Inmates' Families - News Article

Texas Inmate Families Association
Texas Moratorium Network

Texas Pen Pals Wanted

Texas P.L.A.N.

Texas Police Brutality

The Texas Prison Abuse Campaign

Texas Prison Gang Page

Texas Prison Labor Union

Texas Prisoner's Journal

Texas Youth Commission

TGI Justice Project (TGIJP) - TGIJP's mission is the end human rights abuses against transgender, gender variant and intersex (TGI) people in California prisons and beyond.  Provides legal advice and referrals to TGI people in prison, and technical support for community organizing around this issue.

Thomas- Legislative Information on the Internet (Library of Congress)

The True Victims of "The War on Crime"

The Truth About Our Injustice

The Truth As I See It

Thinking About Prisons

This Man Called Horse

Three Strikes Laws Don't Prevent Crime - Article

Three Strikes Stories

Thundering Drums: American Indian Prisoners and Families Support Group

Time Dollar USA

Time Served in Prison by Federal Offenders, 1986-97 - published June 1999 Found that between 1986 and 1997, the average prison sentences increased from 39 months to 54 months and the proportion of the sentence to be served by offenders entering federal prison increased from 58 percent in 1986 to about 87 percent in 1997.

Time Together: A Survival Guide for Families and Friends Visiting in Canadian Federal Prisons

Timothy Charles Davis

The Trans/Gender in Prison Committee(TIP) - TIP was founded in 2001 to organize and mobilize the transgender and gender variant communities to advocate for and alongside trans and gender variant prisoners.  Conducts campaigns to improve conditions of confinement for trans, gender variant, and intersex prisoners (as well as for all prisoners), and to build the capacity of the LGBT communities to resist the prison industrial complex.  Also provides informational and support resources for trans, gender variant and intersex people in prison.

TLC Transitional Living Communities

Tookie's Corner

Too Late to Stop the Hangman?  (News Article)

TORTURE IN TEXAS PRISONS: Exposing Abuses In The Texas Prison System

Tossing Away the Keys - It used to be that a life sentence in Louisiana meant a maximum of ten years and six months behind bars. But, in the 1970s, the state's politicians changed the definition. A life sentence in Louisiana now means just that. Unless they're pardoned by the Governor, inmates today know they will never again see the outside world -- that they will die inside Angola prison. Tossing Away the Keys is their story.

Touch Prison Ministry

Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse

Transcend the Walls

Transgender Law Center - A civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Provides some legal help for transgenders in prison.

Traveling the Spiritual Path: The Struggle for Native American Religious Freedom in Prison

Treatment Advocacy Center - is a national nonprofit organization working to eliminate barriers to timely treatment of severe mental illness

Treatment & Support Resource Directory

Trinity Resources International

T.R.I.P.P. (The Real Illumination on the Prison Population)

True Justice for the Unjust

True Justice Webring

Truth in Action

Truth in Justice

Truth in Sentencing in State Prisons - published January 1999  Found the average sentence served by state prisoners freed in 1996 was 25 months in state prison &  five months in county or city jails, an increase from 22 months in prison & six months in jail in 1990.

Two Wrong Men on Death Row


Unalienable Rights


Uniform Crime Report, 2003 Preliminary Annual Release - published May 2004 This annual report summarizes crimes reported to law enforcement agencies across the country. Also provides crime statistics for the nation as a whole, as well as for regions, states, counties, cities, and towns.

U.N.I.O.N. (United for No Injustice, Oppression or Neglect)

Unitarian Universalists for Drug Policy Reform

United for No Injustice, Oppression or Neglect

United Prison Ministries International - distributes Christian literature to prisoners in the U.S. and other countries.

United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts

Unity Christian Ministries

Universal Church of Christ

University of Michigan Institute for Social Research - Research center that conducts the annual Monitoring the Future survey of teens about substance use for the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

The University of Washington's Clinical Law Program

The Unsilenced Pen

Upaya Prison Project

The Urban Institute

U.S. Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C.) Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit - Bankruptcy Appellate - PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit - PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records)

U.S. Courts

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. Court of International Trade

U.S. Department of Justice - Office of Justice Programs

U.S. District Courts - First Circuit

        U.S. District Court - District of Maine

        U.S. District Court - District of Massachusetts

        U.S. District Court - District of New Hampshire

        U.S. District Court - District of Puerto Rico

        U.S. District Court - District of Rhode Island

        U.S. District Court - District of Vermont

U.S. District Courts - Second Circuit

        U.S. District Court - District of Connecticut

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of New York

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

        U.S. District Court - Western District of New York

U.S. District Courts - Third Circuit

        U.S. District Court - District of Delaware

        U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey

        U.S. District Court - District of New Jersey - Pretrial Services

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

        U.S. District Court - Middle District of Pennsylvania

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Pennsylvania

        U.S. District Court - District of United States Virgin Islands

U.S. District Courts - Fourth Circuit

        U.S. District Court - District of Maryland

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of North Carolina

        U.S. District Court - Middle District of North Carolina

        U.S. District Court - Western District of North Carolina

        U.S. District Court - District of South Carolina

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Virginia - Pretrial Services

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Virginia

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of West Virginia

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of West Virginia - Probation Office

U.S. District Courts - Fifth Circuit

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Louisiana

        U.S. District Court - Middle District of Louisiana

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Louisiana

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of Mississippi

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Mississippi

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Texas

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of Texas

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Texas

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Texas

U.S. District Courts - Sixth Circuit

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Kentucky

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Kentucky

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Kentucky - Probation Office

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Michigan

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Michigan

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of Ohio

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Ohio - Probation Office

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Tennessee

        U.S. District Court - Middle District of Tennessee

        U.S. District Court - Middle District of Tennessee - Probation & Pretrial Services

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee

        U.S. District Court - Western District of Tennessee - Probation Office

U.S. District Courts - Seventh Circuit

        U.S. District Court - Central District of Illinois

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        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Illinois - Probation

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana

        U.S. District Court - Northern District of Indiana - Probation & Pretrial Services

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Indiana

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        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Wisconsin

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U.S. District Courts - Eighth Circuit

        U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Arkansas

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        U.S. District Court - Northern District of Iowa

        U.S. District Court - Southern District of Iowa

        U.S. District Court - District of Minnesota

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U.S. District Courts - Eleventh Circuit

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        U.S. District Court - District of District of Columbia (D.C.)

        U.S. District Court - Federal Public Defender for District of Columbia

The U.S. Dream Academy - Mentoring children at-risk including many children of prisoners.

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. Justice Fund

U.S. Marijuana Party

U.S. Prison Condition: News

U.S. Prisons Double as Mental Wards (News Article)

U.S. Prison Population Rising - ABC News Article

U.S. Parole Commission

U.S. Senate

U.S. Sentencing Commission - An independent agency in the judicial branch that establishes sentencing policies and practices for the federal courts, including detailed guidelines describing the appropriate form and severity of punishment for offenders convicted of federal crimes. Also evaluates the effects of sentencing guidelines on the criminal justice system, and recommends to Congress modifications of criminal law and sentencing procedures.

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Tax Court
Using the Private Sector to Deter Crime

Useful Prisoner Litigation Cases

Using Time: The Prison Program of Padma Ling


Vanguard - The Voices of Death Row


The Ventura County Bar Association (California)

Vera Institute of Justice

The Vermont Grassroots Party

Victim Offender Mediation Association (VOMA)

Victim-Offender Mediation Programs (VOMP)

Victims of the Surrogate Court

Victory Prison Ministries - nonprofit ministry founded in 1981

VINE LINK - To find most any inmates in most any state

Violence and Theft in the Workplace - published July 2004 Examines the extent of workplace violence, whether offenders are armed and whether they are strangers or nonstrangers, and the extent of injury and time lost from work resulting from these crimes
Violence by Intimates - published March 1998 Found that the number of murders committed by current or former boyfriends, girlfriends or spouses has dropped dramatically over the past 20 years, but the proportion of women killed by intimates has risen substantially.

Vipassana Meditation Courses in Prison

Virginians Against Drug Violence

Virginia C.U.R.E.

Virtual Law Library

Virtual Prison Tour

Vision Before Victory Ministry, Inc. Serves offenders and their families in Tampa Bay, Florida
Vision New England Prison Ministries     

Visions for Prison

The Voice of the Imprisoned

Voices Behind the Walls

Voices from Inside

Voices from Prison

Voices from the Inside of Parchman Prison

Volunteers for Prison Inmates

Voters Corrections Reform Coalition - Providing personal empowerment, reconciliation and crime prevention measures as a means of improving public safety.


Wall Tappings: An International Anthology of Women's Prison Writings, 200 AD to the Present
Washington Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (Washington State not D.C.)

Washington Defender Association: Legal Resources for Public Defenders in Washington State

Washington Evangelicals for Responsible Government

Washington's capital punishment law (Washington State)

Washington Law Review Article on Proportionality and the Death Penalty in Washington State

Washington State's Death Penalty Assistance Center

Washington State Equal Justice Coalition

Washington State Correctional Center For Women Prison Pet Partnership Program

Washington State Human Rights Commission

Washington State Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

Washington State LawHelp Helping Low-Income People Find Solutions to Civil Legal Problems in Washington State

Washington State Links

Washington State Patrol

Washington State Prison Inmate Population

WashLaw Web - Legal Research on the Web

Watchman on the Wall Ministries, USA


Weight lifting in prisons & correctional recreation

Welcome to Death Row

Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition - WROC organizes groups of women and men to watch how welfare and family policy is implemented at their local welfare office and how it is made at the legislature and at DSHS in Olympia (Washington State)

Welfare Information Network

Westword.com (Articles - do search on prison)

Western Prison Project

What about our families: Using the impact on death row defendants' family members as a mitigating factor in death penalty sentencing hearings

What Puts People at Risk? Inmates: Article

When Dad’s behind bars

When Prison Doors Open: Article

When the Bough Breaks Film about families of incarcerated mothers

The White House

Who's Who in Prison?

Who was the Red-Light Bandit?

Why is Keith Maydak in Jail?

Why Planning For Release Matters

Wife for Life

Wilshire Bar Association (California)

Wings Connects inmates' families to caring Christians, who welcome them into congregations
Wings Ministry

Wisconsin Council on Children & Families

Witness to an Execution - tells the stories of the men and women involved with the execution of deathrow inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville, Texas.

WMMT Radio Provides occasional broadcasts to Red Onion, VA prison so families and inmates can communicate.

Women and HIV/AIDS in Prisons and Jails

Women Behind Bars

Women in Prison

Women in Prison: Article

Women in Prison: A Call for Feminists Action

Women in Prison: Bureau of Justice Statistics

Women In Prison Pen Pal

Women in Prison: UK

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Women of the ECLA

Women's Prison Book Project

Women, Wives & Mothers of the Incarcerated

Worker's Federation

World Harvest Ministries

Worldwide Friends

Worldwide Prison Ministries

WPP: Prisoner Support Directory

Write a Lonely Soul


Write Link Pen Pals

Writers in Prison Committee

A Wrongful Conviction

Wrongfully Convicted

The Wrongful Death & Injury Institute

The Wrong Man


X Prison Inmates For Jesus


15 Years To Life

Yolo County Bar Association (California)

You Can't Pardon a Corpse

Youth Crime Watch of AmericaA youth-led project to create crime- and drug-free schools and communities

Youth For Mumia

Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance - published 2004 A national survey of high school students conducted by the CDC every two years.

Youth Today - the only independent, nationally distributed newspaper that goes out to more than 70,000 readers in the child and youth services field.

Youth Violence- A Report of the Surgeon General  - The Surgeon General's Report on Youth Violence provides a review of what we know about youth violence from a public health perspective, summarizing the state of the science on youth violence and prevention


Personal Inmate Sites:


Abu-Jamal, Mumia

Alberson, James Raymond  A MOTHER'S PLEA FOR JUSTICE FOR HER MURDERED SON: "After seven months of incarceration in the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC), my son, James Raymond Alberson was dead of a spider bite."

Barbella, Maria - profile of the Italian immigrant who became the first woman sentenced to die in the electric chair in 1895 and the first woman on death row in Sing Sing Prison.

Barnabei, Derek - executed Sept. 14, 2000.

Beathard, James

BeauSoleil, Bobby - personal information, including music and art.

Beazley, Napoleon

Boggess, Clifford - Memorial

Boggess, Clifford - Frontline

Boudin Kathy - Rocklanders Supporting Parole For Kathy Boudin  - advocate for Kathy Boudin, who has been in prison at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for more than 21 years for her role in the Brinks Robbery of 1981. Recently denied parole, Kathy is an exemplary prisoner who has worked with AIDS patients, supported incarcerated parents and their children, and taught educational programs for inmates.

Bramblett, Earl - The Frame-Up Of Virginia Death Row Inmate 252091

Bronson, Charles - UK Hard Man - diary and artwork from the artist/convict.

Brown, Norman - "We must save Norman Brown - Wrongfully Accused"

Bull, Donnie

Chessman, Caryl - highly detailed biography of the man who may have been the notorious Red Light Bandit. Includes numerous photographs.

Colella, Paul

Collins, Roger - on death row in Georgia. Includes fundraising info for his appeal.

Cook, Brett - Memorial; plea for help.

Cooper, Kevin - on death row at San Quentin State Prison. Site includes details of his murder case, his personal writings, and the petition for clemency.

Coulson, Bob

Dechaine, Dennis - dedicated to securing the freedom of an innocent man who has been in prison in Maine for 14 years for a murder he did not commit.

Delgado, Rudy - Memorial; plea for help. Murdered in TDCJ.

Dempsey, Albert - Memorial; plea for help

Dennis, Jimmy - dedicated to telling the story of Jimmy Dennis.

Doolin, Keith - Innocent on Death Row

Draughon, Martin A. - writings from Martin about life and living conditions on Texas' Death Row.

Duhamel, Emile Pierre - discusses the case of a mentally handicapped man who died on Texas death row.

Dunn, Christopher B. - sentenced to life in prison at the age of 18 for a crime he claims he did not commit.

Eldridge, Neal And Jesse - defense and advocacy fund for brothers jailed for the death of their father. Includes news, attorney details, and information on how to support the fund.

Fisher, Amy - A.I.M.E.E. (The Official Amy Fisher Organization)

Fisher, Amy - Magical Mistress of Multi-tasking

Fisher, Amy - Free Amy Fisher

Fisher, Amy - Judging Amy - My Story

Frazier, Lawrence - Memorial

French, William (Bill) - Memorial; plea for help

French, Billy Gene - Memorial; plea for help.

Gilmore, Gary - Crime Library

Gilmore, Gary - Shot in the Heart

Graham, Barbara - highly detailed biography of the famed killer. Features numerous photographs.

Graham, Gary - Campaign to End the Death Penalty

Graham, Gary - Case Study

Green, Norman E. - relates details of the case which sent him to prison, including expert testimony and witness statements.

Greer, Michelle - Memorial; plea for help.

Harris, Sylvester

Hatcher, Eddie - site of the Eddie Hatcher Defense Committee.

Hein, Brandon - does this 18 year old deserve life in prison without possibility of parole for being in the wrong place at the wrong time?

Howard, Ron

Ibrahim, Saad Eddin - discusses the case against the imprisoned professor and the status of democracy in Egypt. Also in Arabic.

Is Lisa Michelle Lambert Guilty?

Jeffries, Larry - seeks correspondence via his cousin. Includes his stories.

Johnson, Donald

Jorge, Felix - Memorial; plea for help.

Justice for John Taft Campaign - seeks to highlight a miscarriage of justice. It is argued that John Taft was wrongfully convicted of murder and as a consequence is serving a life sentence in a British prison.

Lake, Marvin Terry - Memorial; plea for help.

Lankford, Mark - convicted of murder in Idaho in 1984.

Letourneau, Mary Kay - Official Homepage

Letourneau, Mary Kay - The Strange Case (Opinion)

Letourneau, Mary Kay - Suzanne's Take: A Social Commentary

Letourneau, Mary Kay - True Crimes

Letourneau, Mary Kay - Why Such a light Sentence

Lippert, Phillip - details the case and promotes his book.

Kellogg, Laurie Lee - Wrongfully Convicted. 

Kinder, Brian - charged with murdering and raping an African-American woman in 1991.

King, Harold Stanley - Memorial; plea for help.

Kolkman, Fred

Kuenzel, Billy - currently on Alabama's death row.

Manning, Michael - a disabled African-American man was convicted when his attacker died of a stab wound from his own knife.

Martarano, George

Martinez, Miguel Angel - includes background, news, gallery, mailing list, and more about the young Mexican-American prisoner.

Masters, Jarvis Jay - campaign to free African-American Buddhist writer serving at San Quentin.

Matchett, Farley C. - articles, essays, and information by and about the Texas death row inmate.

Maydak, Keith - story of coverup by AT&T and the United States Government.

McBrides, Michael L. - personal web page about his thoughts and experiences of Texas Death Row.

McKinney, Michael - young African-American man serving a life sentence in Florida.

Milke, Debra Jean

Monroe, Beverly Ann - claims to be innocent of the 1992 murder of her boyfriend, Roger de la Burde.

Moss, Johnny

Murray, Lacresha - information from People of the Heart, an organization working to free Murray, who at age 11 was convicted twice of causing the death of a two-year-old.

Murray, Lacresha - Free Lacresha Murray (UPDATE: Lacresha was FREED)

Pardue, Michael

Payne, Randy Keith - Memorial; plea for help.

Peltier, Leonard

Peltier, Leonard - Free Peltier

Peltier, Leonard - Have You Thought of Leonard Peltier Lately?

Peltier, Leonard - Official Site

Peltier, Leonard - International Peltier Forum

Peltier, Leonard - International Peltier Forum Celebrity Signatories

Prewitt, Patricia - discusses the case in which she was convicted of killing her husband. Provides information for a campaign to earn her release.

Quintana, Jose - Memorial; plea for help.

Regardie, David - Memorial; plea for help.

Richey, Kenny: The Innocent Scot

Richey, Kenny - Official Site of the Kenny Richey Campaign

Rideau, Wilbert - after serving 40 years in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, the Calcasieu District Attorney is considering retrying him.

Robison, Larry Keith - sentenced to death and executed on January 21, 2000, despite pleas from around the world to spare his life.

Routier, Darlie - Official Site

Routier, Darlie - Is Guilty

Routier, Darlie - Is Innocent

Routier, Darlie - Forum

Skinner, Hank

Snodgrass, Sheryl

Sobin, Dennis

Stokes, Ralph Trent

Swiney, Patrick

Tant, Buddy - Memorial - Plea for help

Tracy, David Mark - Memorial; Plea for help.

Tucker, Karla Faye Brown - Memorial

Tucker, Karla Faye Brown - Another Memorial

Tucker, Karla Faye Brown - Texas v. Karla Faye Tucker

Thompson, John - man who's life was altered by two unrelated crimes that took place in New Orleans.

Thompson, Tom - forum for loved ones to share stories and pictures. Contains links to Law Review docs, legal discussions and briefs, and dissenting testimony and court opinions.

Trentadue, Ken - Memorial; plea for help.

Valdes, Frank - Memorial; Plea for help.

Valent, Michael - Memorial; Plea for help.

Wakefield, Charles - Wrongfully Convicted Seeks Pro Bono Assistance

Wakefield, Charles - More

Weddell, James R. - serving time for getting caught in the crossfire of gang violence on his reservation in South Dakota.

Wille, Loren - site urges citizens to write to elected officials and bring a American aid worker home from Georgia, where he is being detained.

Workman, Philip - on Death Row in Tennessee




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