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NJ Prisoners' Resource Center

In conjunction with the New Jersey American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) former prisoners have set up a Prisoner's Resource Center (PRC) to provide services and advocacy for both current and former prisoners in New Jersey.

Among the services provided for prisoners are: assistance with parole plans, letters of assurance for the state parole board, information about available resources for education, vocational training, family services, etc., advocacy on behalf of prisoners and assistance in obtaining representation in civil/human rights matters.

Services for former prisoners include: referrals on how to effectively obtain and utilize community resources like food stamps, clothing, housing, welfare, etc., employment counseling, help in readjusting to life outside prison, substance abuse information and help in obtaining representation on human/civil rights matters.

The PRC's goal is to help both prisoners and former prisoners successfully make it back into society. Projects such as this are important and should be encouraged because they involve prisoners helping themselves. PRC hours are 9 AM to 12 noon, mon-thurs. For more information contact: PRC, 972 Broad St. 6th Fl. Newark, NJ. 07102. (201) 643-3079.

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