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Prison Connections is a 12 page quarterly "newsletter of prison activism in New England." Each issue reports news and information relating to prison issues in the New England states. Recent issues have discussed jail conditions, education cutbacks, rallies protesting DOC policies in MA, the lack of DOC accountability, litigation updates and more. Each issue also has articles in Spanish. Subscriptions are $5 a year for individuals; $10 for institutions. Write: Western MA Prison Issues Group, P.O. Box 9606, N. Amherst, MA 01059-9606

Prisoners' Assistance Directory is a 64 page directory published by the ACLU's National Prison Project, now in its 11th edition. The directory lists attorneys, publications, groups and organizations which are involved in prison litigation, civil rights and criminal justice issues on a state by state and national basis. The directory is highly recommended for libraries and groups involved in prison issues. The NPP does not recommend the directory for individual prisoners who can likely use only a few of the listings. Cost is $30. Contact: NPP, 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW Suite 410, Washington DC 20009. (202) 234-4890.

Against All Odds is the bi-monthly newsletter of Ohio Cure. Each 8 page issue is filled with news affecting Ohio prisoners. Recent issues have focused on problems with the state parole board, riot settlements and local news. Aimed solely at Ohio prisoners and their families the newsletter is a good model for other states to follow. Subscriptions are $2 a year for prisoners; $10 for individuals. Write: Cure Ohio, P.O. Box 218272, Columbus, OH 43221.

Doubletime is the quarterly magazine of the National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW). Each issue is filled with information by and about battered women in prison, including articles, poems and resources. The group offers extensive resources for battered women themselves, as well as their advocates and attorneys. This includes a 400 page book "When Battered Women are Charged with Crimes: a Resource Manual for Defense Attorneys and Expert Witnesses," for only $45. Subscriptions to the magazine are free to women prisoners and $35 a year for everyone else. Contact: NCDBW, 125 S. 9th St., Suite 302. Philadelphia, PA 19107. (215) 351-0010.

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