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PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory Core Volunteers Jessie Backer Greetings, Marka Ellertson Welcome to the June 2018 edition of PARC’s National Prisoner Resource Directory. We have updated information on organizations that are new to us, and on ones that have sometimes been found unresponsive after being listed. Our categories relating to books and magazine sellers are now in the section labeled Books and Magazines and Vendors and Publishers. Higher Education is a section by itself, listing colleges that offer distance learning. State specific sections also carry local and state-based educational opportunities. Megan Fuller Roberto Monic Scott Nelson Penny Schoner Taeva Shefler Mindy Stone Erin Wiegand Community Advisory Board Bo Brown Angela Davis Linda Evans Pam Fadem Pat Foley Ruthie Gilmore Dorsey Nunn Jack Bryson Andrea Pritchett Frances Free Ramos Elihu Rosenblat Prison Advisory Board Kevin Cooper Yvonne Roach Dr. Mutulu Shakur Mutope Duguma June 2018 Occasionally, organizations no longer reply to letters, but we continue to list them for informational purposes, or because they may have resources on line that could be downloaded and mailed to you. Several of these groups are noted in the directory. The heat in the Southern states in the summer is a major cause of death, and certainly great suffering. A lawsuit regarding air conditioning in the Pack Unit at Navasota TX, has resulted in a federal order to supply an air conditioning system by May 2020, but already men are being transferred to cooler quarters. The federal lawsuit cited conditions described as heat so intense as to cause cruel and unusual punishment (Cole et al v. Collier #4:14-cv-01698 USDC, SD Texas). A U.S. District Judge declared that the state had shown “deliberate indifference.” This decision could extend to prisoners statewide and hopefully will lead to cooler air well beyond Texas. As many of you are well aware, solitary confinement is still an overused form of torture across the country. There is some positive news on this front, though, both locally and internationally. In California, as a result of the settlement in Ashker v. Governor Brown (#4:09-cv05796, USDC ND Cal), more than 2,800 men were released from solitary units by the CDCR Departmental Review Board between 2015-2017. Most were sent to general population; although this is not much better in many cases, as permanent “lockdowns” are the new norm. And in December 2017, courts of appeal in two Canadian provinces ruled that the current practice of administrative segregation (solitary confinement) is unconstitutional. Both courts granted a 12month suspension to permit the Candaian Parliament sufficient time to adjust an administrative model and additional safeguards that address the consequent psychological harms. The next major hurdle for so many who spent decades in solitary is the parole board. We in California are working to replace Parole Board Commissioners who are not former law enforcement personnel, and to end the use of confidential informants both for disciplinary hearings and in parole proceedings. Parole Boards are often working in the dark without a lot of oversight. Let’s bring it to the front! As an all-volunteer organization, we do our best to respond to individual letters, but our current focus is on maintaining and distributing the directory free to all who request a copy. We do not keep a database of the prisoners with whom we correspond. We do not list pen pal resources, as those are available through other sources or groups listed in the directory. We graciously accept your support and enthusiasm. To those on the outside, feel free to copy and distribute this directory. We hope the directory assists you with information and contacts you may need. WE ARE NOT A LAW OFFICE OR A LEGAL REFERRAL SERVICE. WE CAN NOT GIVE LEGAL ADVICE. In Solidarity towards Justice Always, PARC This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 NATIONWIDE ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES ACLU National Prison Project 915 15th Street NW, 7th Floor · Washington, DC 20005 202-393-4930 · www.aclu.org/prisoners-rights The ACLU National Prison Project (NPP) handles class action lawsuits to ensure that conditions of confinement in prisons, jails, and other places of detention are constitutional. The NPP does not handle cases on behalf of individual prisoners and does not assist individual prisoners with their criminal cases or post-conviction matters. The NPP no longer responds to letters for copies of resource materials, and instead makes these materials available only through their website. Adopt An Inmate PO Box 1543 · Veneta, OR 97487 971-236-7897 · adoptaninmate.org Adopt an Inmate is a nonprofit volunteer organization that seeks to create extended family for inmates by matching them with adopters. Their website is a comprehensive source of tools and resources needed to advocate for inmates. They welcome stories, poems, artwork, and book reviews by both inmates and their advocates. Their blog page features a rotating "Welcome" banner provided by inmates. Include a pre-addressed stamped envelope to submit an inmate name for adoption, or artwork (including a "welcome" banner), stories, poems or book reviews. AFSC Prison Watch Project 89 Market St, 6th Floor · Newark, NJ 07102 · 215-241-7000 afsc.org/new-yorknew-jersey-healing-justice-and-prison-watch The AFSC Prison Watch Project has published the Fifth Edition of the Survivors Manual: Surviving in Solitary, by Bonnie Kerness (2012, 94 pages), which is free to prisoners and $3 for all others. This book is a powerful collection of voices from solitary, as people currently or formerly held in isolation vividly describe their conditions and their daily lives. The collection also includes artwork and poetry. All of Us or None 1540 Market St, Suite 490 · San Francisco, CA 94102 415-255-7036 x337 · www.allofusornone.org All of Us or None is a national organizing initiative of prisoners and former prisoners to combat the many forms of discrimination that prisoners face upon release. They do not answer letters from prisoners, but rather are active in several local and national campaigns, including BAN THE BOX, a movement to end job discrimination based on felony convictions. Amnesty International 5 Penn Plaza, 16th Floor · New York, NY 10001 212-807-8400 · www.amnestyusa.org Amnesty International compiles information about prisoner torture, beatings, rape, etc. to include in reports about U.S. prison conditions; also works on death penalty issues. May not respond to letters. 2 The Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth (CWCY) is the only innocence project in the country that focuses exclusively on individuals who were convicted or accused of crimes when they were adolescents or younger. The CWCY is dedicated to identifying, investigating, and litigating credible innocence claims of wrongfully convicted young people and preventing future wrongful convictions. Centurion Ministries, Inc. 1000 Herrontown Rd · Princeton, NJ 08540 609-921-0334 · www.centurionministries.org Centurion Ministries is an advocacy and investigative organization that considers cases of factual innocence primarily in murder and rape cases carrying life or death sentences, but other cases of factual innocence may be considered. They do not take on accidental death, self-defense cases, or cases where the defendant had any involvement in the crime. Prisoners fitting the above criteria may send a letter (four pages or less) outlining the facts of the case, with a summary including the following points: what you were convicted of; brief description of the crime; why were you arrested and taken to trial; what evidence was used to convict you; and what evidence there is that points toward your innocence. Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) PO Box 2310 · Washington, DC 20013-2310 202-789-2126 · www.curenational.org CURE organizes prisoners, their families and other concerned citizens to achieve reforms in the criminal-justice system, and has a presence in 24 states. Write for complete listing or addresses of state chapters. Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights Newsletter PO Box 1911 · Santa Fe, NM 87504 realcostofprisons.org/coalition.html Coalition for Prisoners’ Rights publishes a monthly newsletter with news about prisoners nationwide and is free to prisoners who send an SASE. They also have a variety of prisoner resource lists available. Back issues from 2009 are online at realcostofprisons.org/coalition.html. Critical Resistance 1904 Franklin Street, Suite 504 · Oakland, CA 94612 510-444-0484 · www.criticalresistance.org Critical Resistance (CR) seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes everyone safe. CR also publishes “The Abolitionist," once a year, which is free to prisoners. CURE Life-Long 665 West Willis St, Suite B-1 · Detroit, MI 48201 313-442-3629 Publishes a quarterly newspaper covering prisoners with sentences of 25 years to life. Prisoner’s rate is $5 per year. Center for Constitutional Rights 666 Broadway · New York, NY 10012 212-614-6464 · ccrjustice.org The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change and dedicated to advancing and protecting constitutional rights. CCR litigated the Ashker v Governor challenge to solitary confinement in CA. May not respond to letters. Equal Justice Initiative 122 Commerce Street · Montgomery, AL 36104 334-269-1803 · www.eji.org/deathpenalty/innocence The Equal Justice Initiative provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. They litigate on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. Center on Wrongful Convictions 357 E Chicago Ave, Suite 800 · Chicago, IL 60611-3069 312-503-8576 · www.law.northwestern.edu/wrongfulconvictions The Center on Wrongful Convictions accepts cases of actual innocence in the United States, both DNA and non-DNA Cases. Will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases. No sentence requirements. All requests must come directly from the person seeking representation. Families Against Mandatory Minimums 1100 H Street NW, Suite 1000 · Washington, DC 20005 202-822-6700 · www.famm.org FAMM is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization fighting for fair and proportionate sentencing laws that allow judicial discretion while maintaining public safety, and primarily advocates for state and federal sentencing reform. May not respond to letters. Center on Wrongful Convictions of Youth Northwestern University School of Law 375 E Chicago Ave · Chicago, IL 60611-3069 · 312-503-8576 www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictionsyouth/ Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf (HEARD) PO Box 1160 · Washington, DC 20013 202-455-8076 (voice) 202-436-9278 (videophone) · www.behearddc.org HEARD is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides advocacy services for deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind inmates across the nation. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 HEARD’s mission is to promote equal access to the justice and legal system for deaf defendants, detainees, prisoners, and returned citizens. HEARD created and maintains the only national database of deaf and deaf-blind prisoners and is the only organization that focuses on correcting and preventing wrongful conviction of deaf people. May not timely respond to letters. Innocence Project 40 Worth St, Suite 701 · New York, NY 10013 212-364-5340 · www.innocenceproject.org The Innocence Project only accepts cases on post-conviction appeal in which DNA testing can prove innocence. If the case does not involve biological evidence or DNA, check to see if there is another program that provides broader legal and investigative assistance. Will not take cases in AZ, CA, IL, MI, OH, WA, or WI. Just Detention International 3325 Wilshire Bl, Suite 340 · Los Angeles, CA 90010 213-384-1400 · www.justdetention.org Formerly called Stop Prisoner Rape, JDI seeks to end sexual violence against prisoners. JDI provides information and advocacy on sexual abuse and exploitation of prisoners including support and advice for victims and targets of both sexes including information on psychological and health consequences, legal action, and survivor options. Prisoners may communicate confidentially with SPR using legal mail, addressing correspondence to Ms. Cynthia Totten, Esq., Bar #199266, at the above address. JDI also publishes a Resource Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars, which offers resources for survivors who are still incarcerated, those who have been released, and loved ones on the outside who are searching for ways to help. Lewisburg Prison Project PO Box 128 · Lewisburg, PA 17837 570-523-1104 · www.lewisburgprisonproject.org The Lewisburg Prison Project (LPP) counsels and assists prisoners who write to LPP when prisoners encounter treatment perceived as illegal or unfair. Their geographic coverage area includes four federal institutions (Allenwood, Lewisburg, McKean, and Schuylkill), 11 PA state prisons, and 34 county jails in the middle district of PA. LPP also distributes publications to prisoners nationwide at a nominal fee. A partial list of their Legal Bulletins includes the following titles: Legal Research, Religious Rights, First Amendment, Access to Courts, Exhausting Administrative Remedies, Disciplinary Hearings, Racial/Religious Discrimination, Assaults, and Medical Rights. LPP also distributes the Prisoners' Rights Handbook (2009, 142 pages) as well as other legal information by mail. Send an SASE for full list of available publications. Medill Justice Project Northwestern University 1845 Sheridan Rd · Evanston, IL 60208 847-491-5840 · www.medilljusticeproject.org The Medill Justice Project investigates potentially wrongful murder convictions. To be considered, a case must meet all of the following criteria: The crime must have taken place in the United States; the charges must include murder; the case must have been heard by the state appellate court and the conviction must have been affirmed; and the prisoner must be claiming actual innocence. NAACP Legal Defense Fund 40 Rector St · New York, NY 10006 212-965-2200 · www.naacpldf.org NAACP Legal Defense Fund Is a non-profit law firm which deals only with cases of obvious race discrimination and affecting broad classes of people. They also handle a small number of capital defense and life without parole cases. May not timely respond to letters. National Jericho Movement PO Box 2164 · Chesterfield, VA 23832 www.thejerichomovement.com National Jericho Movement is a political prisoner support group working to free all Political Prisoners. May not respond to letters. National Lawyers Guild Prison Law Project 132 Nassau St, Rm 922 · New York, NY 10038 3 212-679-5100 · www.nlg.org/prison-law-project The NLG helps publish the Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook on bringing civil rights claims alleging violation of constitutional rights in prison or jail. NLG does not provide lawyers or legal assistance, but does provide free membership for jailhouse lawyers. May not timely respond to letters. Navajo Nation Corrections Project PO Drawer 709 · Window Rock, AZ 86515 · 928-871-7555 A pioneer in the realm of prisoner advocacy, the Navajo Nation Corrections Project promotes Native inmates' dignity and recovery through access to civil rights and culturally appropriate religious rites. Prison Legal News PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · www.prisonlegalnews.org Prison Legal News (PLN) is a 72-page monthly journal covering prison related news, summaries of recent case-law decisions affecting prisoners, and analysis from across the country. A one-year subscription is $30 for prisoners, $35 for individuals and $90 for lawyers and institutions. Single copies of current or back issues are $5. PLN also sells many books related to prison issues; write for a copy of their book list. Prisoner Visitation and Support 1501 Cherry St · Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-241-7117 · www.prisonervisitation.org Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) is a nationwide visitation that has 300 volunteers across the U.S. who visit federal and military prisoners only. Their goal is to visit any federal or military prisoner who wishes to receive a visit with special priority paid to prisoners on death row, in solitary confinement, or those who are serving long sentences. The PVS volunteers visit once a month, with limited visiting services for Spanish speaking prisoners. Solitary Watch PO Box 11374 · Washington, DC 20008 solitarywatch.com Solitary Watch works to expose and oppose the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails, and offers a free quarterly newsletter to prisoners. Solitary Watch also welcomes submissions of writing by those currently or formerly serving time in solitary. May not respond to letters. Student Insurgent 1228 University St, Eugene, OR 97403 https://www.facebook.com/pg/The-Student-Insurgent-163402883698395 541-346-3716 Quarterly magazine (Fall/Winter/Spring only) dedicated to providing a free and truthful forum for students to express themselves. Sent free of charge to incarcerated persons, from whom the Student Insurgent wants to hear and welcomes submissions of writing, poetry, and art. The Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents PO Box 41-286 · Eagle Rock, CA 90041 626-449-2470 · www.e-ccip.org The CCIP provides services in four components. (1) The Information component includes publications and audio-visual materials free of charge to prisoners, their children and their families; and provides advice to groups of incarcerated parents and family members. (2) The Educational component provides materials and holds parent education training for parents in the criminal justice system. A correspondence course in parent education is offered to incarcerated parents. (3) The Family Reunification component has about 60 service projects to help prisoners and their children maintain a relationship. (4) The Therapeutic Component provides therapy for incarcerated mothers and their infants and young children. They also publish the following materials: Information for Families, a CCIP brochure; The Booklist for Children of Prisoners; The CCIP Family Contracts Package; What About the Kids? An Information Sheet for Arrested Parents; Selecting a Temporary Caregiver for Your Child; and When Incarcerated Parents Lose Contract with Their Children. The Exoneration Project 311 North Aberdeen St, Suite 2E · Chicago, IL 60607 312-789-4955 · www.exonerationproject.org This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 4 The Exoneration Project reviews cases of innocence for people who have gone to trial and were found guilty of crimes they did not commit. They consider post-conviction cases from across the nation for individuals wrongfully convicted of different types of crimes and with different sentence lengths, including cases where a defendant has served their complete sentence or plead guilty. They do not consider cases of self-defense. In order to apply for representation, the defendant must be innocent of the crime and the trial must be completed and have resulted in a conviction. inside American prisons can contribute work to the APWA. They seek authors who write with the authority that only first-person experience can bring. Non-fiction essays, based on first-hand experience, should be limited to 5,000 words (15 double-spaced pages). Clearly hand-written pages are also welcome. They charge no fees and read all writing submitted. A permissions-questionnaire MUST accompany all submissions. The Sentencing Project 1705 DeSales Street NW, 8th Floor · Washington, DC 20036 202-628-0871 · www.sentencingproject.org The Sentencing Project is a national policy research and advocacy organization that works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting sentencing reform and alternatives to incarceration. They produce excellent reports on topics related to sentencing policy, racial disparities, drug policy, juvenile justice and voting rights. Does not WOMEN'S ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES Wisconsin Innocence Project University of Wisconsin Madison 975 Bascom Mall · Madison, WI 53706-1399 608-265-1160 · https://law.wisc.edu/fjr/clinicals/ip/representation.html The Wisconsin Innocence Project (WIP) is a clinical legal education program at the University of Wisconsin Law School. WIP seeks to exonerate the innocent, educate students and reform the criminal justice system by identifying and remedying the causes of wrongful convictions. WIP reviews cases where the applicant claims to be actually innocent of the crime(s) for which he or she has been convicted. In order to challenge a conviction, there must be a significant chance that substantial new evidence may be found to support a claim of innocence. This newly discovered evidence (NDE) could be physical evidence that was not previous subjected to forensic examination, such as DNA testing. NDE may also include nonphysical evidence, such as from an eyewitness who was previously unknown or a recantation from a victim, if such a recantation is supported by other new evidence. Action Committee for Women in Prison 769 Northwestern Dr · Claremont, CA 91711 626-710-7543 · https://acwip.wordpress.com The Action Committee for Women in Prison advocates for the humane and compassionate treatment of all incarcerated women everywhere, and works for the release of all women who are unjustly imprisoned, including individual women prisoners who pose no danger to society. They also strive to reduce the over reliance on incarceration by shifting the focus from punishment to rehabilitation and restorative justice. The group was started by Gloria Killian, who was exonerated in 2002 and released from prison after serving more than 16 years on a sentence of 32 years-to-life for a crime she did not commit. PRISON WRITING / ARTS PROGRAMS Pen Prison Writing Program Pen American Center 588 Broadway, Suite 303 · New York, NY 10012 212-334-1660 · https://pen.org/about/programs/prison-writing Founded in 1971, the PEN Prison Writing Program believes in the restorative, rehabilitative power of writing and provides hundreds of prisoners across the country with skilled writing teachers and audiences for their work. It provides a place for prisoners to express themselves freely and encourages the use of the written word as a legitimate form of power. PEN's Prison Writing Program sponsors an annual writing contest, publishes the free book Handbook for Writers In Prison, provides one-on-one mentoring to prisoners, conducts workshops, and seeks to promote prisoners' work publicly through literary publications and readings. PrisonArte.com c/o SG Sales & Marketing · PO Box 1773 · Avondale, AZ 85323 623-478-5294 · www.prisonarte.com The PrisonArte website was originally started to assist artists who worked with the website owner's husband at the same facility in which he is serving a 25-year sentence. The website has now been opened up to other artists throughout the U.S. PrisonArte's application process is crucial to get to know the artist and add them to their website and introduce the artist to the world. PrisonArte wants people to want to buy art from YOU. They offer this online venue by collecting a very small fee on each sale. When PrisonArte ships a piece to a customer, they are able to guarantee the quality as well as cover any expense if a customer decides they are unhappy and want to return it. To obtain the 7-page prison artist application packet, a pre-addressed stamped envelope (one Forever stamp) must be included. The American Prison Writing Archive 198 College Hill Rd · Clinton, NY 13323 315-859-4125 · www.dhinitiative.org/projects/apwa The American Prison Writing Archive is an in-progress, internet-based, digital archive of non-fiction essays that offers the public first-hand testimony to the living and working conditions experienced by prisoners, prison employees, and prison volunteers. Anyone who lives, works, or volunteers ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project 125 Broad St, 18th Floor · New York, NY 10004-2400 212-549-2633 · www.aclu.org/reproductive-freedom The ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project advocates for pregnant women while incarcerated to receive the reproductive health services that are needed. Prisoners can write to them for a “Know Your Rights” fact sheet. Center on Wrongful Convictions - Women's Project Center on Wrongful Convictions, Northwestern University Pitzker School of Law 375 E Chicago Ave · Chicago, IL 60611-3069 · 312-503-8576 www.law.northwestern.edu/legalclinic/wrongfulconvictions/womensproject The Center of Wrongful Convictions Women's Project monitors potential cases of wrongfully convicted women across the country, facilitates the sharing of information about such cases, and educates the public about relevant issues. They consider cases in which he person seeking assistance must be in no way responsible for the crimes of which she was convicted, and the trial must be completed and have resulted in a conviction and sentence. Chicago Books to Women in Prison c/o RFUMC · 4511 N Hermitage Ave · Chicago, IL 60640 www.chicagobwp.org Chicago Books to Women in Prison is an all-volunteer, donation-funded 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that distributes paperback books (including Spanish books) free of charge to incarcerated women nationwide, including transwomen in men's prisons. They do not send books to jails outside of Cook County, IL. They send three books in a package. Please provide several options of genre or subject matter. Hastings Women’s Law Journal UC Hastings College of Law 200 McAllister St · San Francisco, CA 94102-4707 415-581-8952 · hastingswomenslj.org/submissions Since 1989, the Hastings Women's Law Journal has provided a forum for voices outside the traditional scope of legal academic scholarship. They offer and maintain an inclusive space for feminism, race theory, queer theory, multi-culturalism, animal rights, disability rights, language rights, international human rights, criminal defendants' rights and human rights of people in prison, among others. They are seeking submissions from women in prison about their experiences. Write them for further info. Justice Now 1322 Webster St, Suite 210 · Oakland, CA 94612 510-839-7654 · www.justicenowprisonabolition.org Justice Now focuses on the needs of women prisoners. They work on alternative sentencing; document human rights abuses in prison; provide legal services around women's healthcare access, and offer assistance with compassionate release. Their collect call line (for women inside) is 510-8324357, 1pm-4pm, Tuesday-Friday. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women 125 S 9th St, Suite 302 · Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-351-0010 (collect calls) or 800-903-0111 x3 · www.ncdbw.org The Clearinghouse assists defense teams on cases involving domestic violence survivors charged with crimes related to their abuse. They do not provide direct legal representation or advice or any social services, but rather provides information and resources to defense teams at any stage of the legal process in an effort to increase the likelihood of a better – and more just – outcome. A very small nonprofit organization, they do what they can to answer requests for assistance promptly, but responding to letters may take a long time, so it's best to call. They accept collect calls from incarcerated battered women, and have Spanish-speakers on staff (personas que hablan español en el personal). Women's Prison Book Project · c/o Boneshaker Books 2002 23rd Ave South · Minneapolis, MN 55404 612-871-7110 · www.wpbp.org The Women’s Prison Book Project (WPBP) provides women and transgender persons in prison with free reading materials covering a wide range of topics from law and education (dictionaries, GED, etc.) to fiction, politics, history, and women’s health. Women prisoners only and no jail requests. WPBP also has a free resource guide for women and trans prisoners and a newsletter which publishes prisoner articles. Ofrecen materiales de lectura en Español. LGBT ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES Black and Pink 614 Columbia Rd · Dorchester, MA 02125 617-519-4387 · www.blackandpink.org Black and Pink is a volunteer organization that lists LGBTQ on a pen-pal website, distributes a monthly newsletter of primarily queer/trans prisoner writing, and advocates for specific prisoner needs when possible while also working to abolish the Prison Industrial Complex as a whole. May not timely respond to letters. In addition to Mass headquarters, has chapters in Boise, Buffalo, Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, NYC, San Diego, and San Francisco. East Bay Prisoner Support PO Box 22449 · Oakland, CA 94609 www.eastbayprisonersupport.wordpress.com Sends free anarchist and other literature to prisoners in CA, AZ, NM, TX, UT and NV. Sends zines to queer, trans and women prisoners in any state. Write to receive a catalog. GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) 30 Winter St, Suite 800 · Boston, MA 02108 617-426-1350 · www.glad.org Through strategic litigation, public policy advocacy and education, GLAD works in New England and nationally to create a just society free of discrimination based on gender identity and expression, HIV status and sexual orientation. As part of this work, GLAD handles legal issues involving GLBTQ and HIV positive prisoners. Will refer out non-New England prison issues. Also has a New England centered resource guide. 5 precedents that will affect LGBT people and those affected by HIV. Lambda Legal recently represented a trans prisoner successfully in a lawsuit against the Texas prison system. Lesbian and Gay Insurrection 3543 18th St #26 · San Francisco, CA 94110 510-434-1304 · www.lagai.org LAGAI is a grassroots organization doing direct action and education for radical social change from a queer perspective. Produces the bimonthly newspaper “ULTRAVIOLET,” which is free to prisoners. LGBT Books to Prisoners · c/o Social Justice Center Incubator 1202 Williamson St #1 · Madison, WI 53703 https://lgbtbookstoprisoners.org Volunteer run organization that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to LGBT-identified people in prison across the US. Will send books in Spanish if available (enviar libros en Español si está disponible). Prisoner Correspondence Project QPIRG Concordia · c/o Concordia University 1455 de Maisonneuve Ouest · Montréal, QC H3G 1M8 514-848-7583 · www.prisonercorrespondenceproject.com PCP is a collectively run solidarity project based out of Montreal, Quebec. It coordinates a direct-correspondence program for gay, lesbian, intersex, transsexual, transgender, gendervariant, two-spirit, bisexual and queer inmates in Canada and the United States, linking them with people who are a part of these same communities outside of prison. Letters to PCP in Canada cost $1.15 in US postage. Has pen pals who speak/write French. The Transformative Justice Law Project 203 N Lasalle, Suite 2100 · Chicago, IL 60640 312-558-1472 · www.tjlp.org TJLP is a collective of radical lawyers, social workers, activists, and community organizers who are deeply committed to prison abolition, transformative justice, and gender self-determination. They provide free, zealous, life-affirming, and gender-affirming holistic criminal legal services to low-income and street based transgender and gender non-conforming people in Illinois (only) who are targeted by the criminal legal system. Transgender Law Center PO Box 70976 · Oakland, CA 94612-0976 510-380-8229 (accepts collect calls) · transgenderlawcenter.org Transgender Law Center’s Detention Project works to end the abuses transgender and gender nonconforming (TGNC) people experience in prisons, jails, immigration detention, state hospitals, and other forms of detention, and at the hands of law enforcement. Write them concerning TGNC issues, or to obtain copies of their list of available reports and publications including Safety Inside: Problems Faced by Transgender Prisoners and Common Sense Solutions to Them, and Advocating for Yourself While in Custody in California. To learn more about the Detention Project, please contact Detention Project Director, Flor Bermudez.. Detention Project direct line: 510-380-8229 (Inmates and detainees can call Transgender Law Center collect at this line). Hay publicaciones en Español. Hearts on a Wire William Way Center 1315 Spruce Street · Philadelphia, PA 19107 https://www.scribd.com/user/78046739/Hearts-on-a-Wire A group of trans and gender variant people building a movement for gender self-determination, racial and economic justice, and an end to policing and imprisoning our communities. Offers a free newsletter to incarcerated and detained people. Write to be added to their mailing list. Transgender, Gender Variant, and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project 370 Turk St #370 · San Francisco, CA 94102 415-554-8491 · www.tgijp.org The TGI Justice Project works primarily with transgender prisoners and formerly incarcerated transgender people in California, and sends out their “Stiletto Prison Newsletter” and their very informative 72-page “Still We RisePrison Resource Guide” to all TGI prisoners. TGI also supports TGI prisoners being released to the San Francisco Bay Area, and are part of a broader movement fighting for racial and social justice. They answer letters regularly, but expect delay. Lambda Legal 120 Wall St, 19th Floor · New York, NY 10005-3919 212-809-8585 · www.lambdalegal.org Lambda Legal carries out its legal work principally through test cases selected for the likelihood of their success in establishing positive legal Tranzmission Prison Books Project PO Box 1874 · Asheville, NC 28802 610-507-9086 · tranzmission.org/prison-project.html Tranzmission Prison Project is a queer- and trans-powered prison abolition organization that provides free literature and resources for incarcerated This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 members of the LGBTQ community. Also publishes a queer-friendly National Prison Resource List. DEATH PENALTY RESOURCES Campaign to End the Death Penalty PO Box 25730 · Chicago, IL 60625 773-955-4841 · www.nodeathpenalty.org A national grassroots abolitionist organization that works with prisoners, family members and organizers. Their publication “The New Abolitionist,” is now available only online. Death Penalty Information Center 1015 18th St NW, Suite 704 · Washington, DC 20036 202-289-2275 · deathpenaltyinfo.org DPIC focuses on disseminating studies and reports related to the death penalty to the news media and general public, covering subjects such as race, innocence, politicization, costs of the death penalty, and more. Most of their publications are freely downloadable from their website or available for a small fee in printed format. Request a copy of their “Resource Order Form,” and a current list of their publications. National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 1620 L St NW, Suite 250 · Washington, DC 20036 202-331-4090 · www.ncadp.org Publishes “Lifelines,” a quarterly newspaper about what’s going on in the struggle for death penalty abolition. They do not offer legal resources. The Other Death Penalty Project PO Box 1486 · Lancaster, CA 93584 www.theotherdeathpenalty.org A national, grassroots, organizing campaign founded and managed by life without the possibility of parole prisoners with the goal of ending the other death penalty. Through peaceful, nonviolent activism, the Project hopes to join in the death penalty abolition movement to end ALL forms of the death penalty, including death by incarceration. The Project cannot respond by mail to each letter received. Instead, outside family and friends may print out materials from the website and mail them in. HEALTH RESOURCES Hepatitis C Support Project HCV ADVOCATE · PO Box 15144 Sacramento, CA 95813 · www.hcvadvocate.org HCSP’s mission is to provide unbiased information, support, and advocacy to all communities affected by HCV. They offer 12 separate fact sheets on HepC, available on request Prison Health News 1207 Chestnut St, 2nd Fl · Philadelphia, PA 19107 · 215-525-0460 X 417 www.fight.org/programs-and-services/prison-health-news Prison Health News is a quarterly newsletter and health resource. Their newsletter is published four times a year for people in prison and strives to lift up the voices, experience and expertise of currently and formerly incarcerated people. They respond to all types of health questions from people in prisons and jails everywhere in the United States. Write to them for a free subscription or with health questions. Past issues are online. Prison Yoga Project PO Box 415 · Bolinas, CA 94924 · https://prisonyoga.org Prison Yoga Project offers two free yoga manuals written especially for people in prison. A Path for Healing and Recovery offers physical practices (asana), breathing practices (pranayama) and meditation (dyhana) to improve mental, emotional and physical well-being. The book also serves as a powerful resource for anyone trying to break free of negative behavioral patterns. A Woman’s Practice: Healing from the Heart offers a simple and clear guide for women, whether who wish to use yoga to help heal themselves from trauma, stress or addiction. NATIONWIDE AND REGIONAL BOOK PROGRAMS Antioch College Books to Prisoners Project One Morgan Place · Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387 6 New group committed to developing discourse and action related to incarceration and the criminal "justice" system. They provide free books and zines to incarcerated persons in the US. Appalachian Prison Book Project PO Box 601 · Morgantown, WV 26507 www.aprisonbookproject.wordpress.com The Appalachian Prison Book Project provides books to prisoners in the Appalachian region only; KY, MD, OH, TN, VA, & WV. Books Through Bars 4722 Baltimore Ave · Philadelphia, 19143 215-727-8170 · www.booksthroughbars.org Sends free books to individual prisoners only in DE, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, & WV. Request by topic (not exact title or author), and provide several areas of interest if possible. Books to Prisoners c/o Left Bank Books · 92 Pike St, Box A · Seattle, WA 98101 206-527-3339 · www.bookstoprisoners.net Books to Prisoners provides free books to prisoners nationwide. Request by subject; very few religious or legal materials. They do not ship to prisons that require all books sent be new. No male California requests. DC Books to Prisoners PO Box 34190 · Washington, DC 20043 dcbookstoprisoners.org Request reading material by prioritized subjects and list prison restrictions if known. Books shipped to all states except CA, CT, FL, IL, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, VT, WA, & WI Louisiana Books 2 Prisoners 1631 Elysian Fields #117 · New Orleans, LA 70117 www.lab2p.wordpress.com Provides free books to women prisoners in any state, as well as to male prisoners in these four states only: AL, AR, MS, and LA. Letters from Louisiana and women prisoners are given priority. Midwest Books to Prisoners c/o Quimbys Bookstore · 1321 N Milwaukee Ave, PMB # 460 Chicago, IL 60622 · 312-842-7390 · midwestb2p.com Provides books to prisoners in the following states: IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, NE, OH, ND, SD & WI. Midwest Pages to Prisoners Project PO Box 1324 · Bloomington, IN 47402 812-727-0155 · www.pagestoprisoners.org Midwest Pages to Prisoners provides free books to prisoners in these nine Midwest states only: IA, IN, KS, MN, MO, ND, NE, OK, & SD. NYC Books Through Bars c/o Bluestockings Bookstore · 172 Allen St · New York, NY 10002 www.booksthroughbarsnyc.org Specializes in political and history books, as well as literary fiction and other educational books with a priority for NY prisoners. Fills requests from all states except AL, FL, LA, MA, MI, MS, NC, PA, OH & WI. Prison Book Program · c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore 1306 Hancock St, Suite 100 · Quincy, MA 02169 617-423-3298 · www.prisonbookprogram.org Sends books to prisoners in all states except CA, IL, MD, MI, NV, and TX. Offers a free 6-page “National Prisoner Resource List,” and a free resource list for LGBTQ. No book orders sent to jails. Prisoners Literature Project c/o Bound Together Bookstore 1369 Haight St · San Francisco, CA 94117 415-672-7858 · www.prisonlit.org The Prisoners Literature Project is an all-volunteer grassroots organization that sends free books to prisoners across the U.S (except Texas). Request types of books, not specific titles. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 Providence Books Through Bars 42 Lenox Ave · Providence, RI 02907-1910 401-356-0388 · www.providencebtb.org Providence Books Through Bars is a volunteer grassroots book program that fills requests for books from prisoners nationwide. Books may be requested by subject. The Prison Library Project 915-C W Foothill Bl, PMB 128 · Claremont, CA 91711-3356 909-626-3066 · www.prisonlibraryproject.org The Prison Library Project provides educational books, self-help, personal/spiritual growth, wellness, general fiction and non-fiction. Does not send books to county jails or city jails; nor to prisons in HA, ME, MI, MS, NE, NV, VA, or WI. BOOKS AND MAGAZINES - VENDORS AND PUBLISHERS Edward R. Hamilton Books PO Box 15 · Falls Village, 06031-0015 www.hamiltonbook.com Vendor of overstock and bargain books, some hardbound and others paperbound (type of binding listed in catalogs). Sends out free book catalogs, organized by the following subject areas: Arts & Education; Fiction; Healthy Living; History; Home & Garden; Biography; Cookbooks; Military History; Craft/Needlecrafts; Science & Nature; & Bargain Books. Freebird Publishers PO Box 541 · North Dighton, MA 02764 888-712-1987 or 774-406-8682 · www.FreebirdPublishers.com Freebird Publishers offers prisoner publications including titles such as Inmate Shopper, Cell Chef Cookbook, Life With A Record, Start Thinking Outside Prison, and other books, guides, newsletters, collectible artwork photos, greeting cards, and niche items created for and by incarcerated individuals. Send for their packet of color brochures, and include a preaddresses stamped envelope for faster service. Haymarket Books PO Box 180165 · Chicago, IL 60618 773-583-7884 · www.haymarketbooks.org Haymarket Books is a radical book distributor and publisher. They believe that activists need to take ideas, history, and politics into the many struggles for social justice today. The books they offer reflect their values. Write for a copy of their catalog (discounts for prisoners). Inmate Magazine Service PO Box 2063 · Fort Walton Beach, FL 32549 855-936-4674 · www.inmatemagazineservice.com Magazine subscription service for prisoners. Offers specials such as 3 full year subscriptions for $15 and 6 for $20. Write for their order form. InmateMags.com 1207 N 200th, #108 · Seattle, WA 98133 206-322-6397 877-324-7323 · www.inmatemags.com InmateMags.com provides single issues and monthly subscriptions for almost 2000 different magazines. Send $3, or ten 49¢ or Forever stamps for their full 56-page catalog. With it you’ll receive a $3 coupon good for $3 off your first order. Orders may also be called in or placed online by family or friends, who can also establish deposit accounts for prisoners who may then directly submit orders by mail. Pathfinder Press PO Box 162767 · Atlanta, GA 30321-2767 404-669-0600 (voice mail only) · www.pathfinderpress.com Pathfinder Press carries books on the works of revolutionary and working class leaders, in English, Spanish, French, Farsi, Arabic, Swedish, Greek, Chinese, Russian, and Indonesian. Prisoners receive a 50% discount off the cover price, with a flat rate of $2.75 for shipping and handling per order (one or more titles). Write for a free catalog. PM Press PO Box 23912 · Oakland, CA 94623 7 510-658-3906 · www.pmpress.org PM Press carries counter-culture, anti-prison, and similar titles including The Prison-Industrial Complex and the Global Economy, The Debt Resisters’ Operations Manual, and Until the Rulers Obey. Prisoners receive a 50% discount. Write for a free catalog. Prison Publications PO Box 174 · Thompson, CT 06277 860-928-4055 · www.prisonpublications.com Prison Publications has been serving prisoner's book and magazine needs in jails and prisons for almost 8 years. They offer gently used books and discounted magazine subscriptions, with over 800 titles from which to select. To obtain a copy of their book/magazine catalog, write them directly, or have one ordered from their website. San Quentin News 1 Main St · San Quentin, CA 94964 · sanquentinnews.com San Quentin News is a 20-page monthly newsletter written, edited, and produced by prisoners incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison. The SQ News encourages prisoners, staff, or others outside the institution to submit articles, poems, artwork and letters to the editor for possible inclusion. To receive a copy through the mail, send $1.61 in postage. This process should be repeated every month for each new edition. The Angolite Louisiana State Penitentiary · Angola, LA 70712 The Angolite is published and edited by prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA. Subscriptions are $20 per year. The Prison Mirror · c/o Pat Pawlak 970 Pickett St N · Bayport, MN 55003-1490 · 651-779-2700 www.doc.state.mn.us/PAGES/index.php/facilities/adult-facilities/stillwater/ The Prison Mirror is published monthly by and for the men of the Minnesota Stillwater Correctional Facility. Subscriptions are $12. The Prison Mirror was founded in 1887 and is the oldest continuously published prison newspaper in the United States. Tightwad Magazine PO Box 1941 (PARC) · Buford, GA 30515 Tightwad Magazine offers a list of discounted magazines and subscriptions for prisoners, and a catalog of gifts for their loved ones. Write for a copy and mention PARC for an extra bonus coupon. Sending a pre-addressed stamped envelope speeds delivery. NEWSLETTERS AND MAGAZINES Denver Anarchist Black Cross PO Box 11236 · Denver, CO 80211 https://denverabc.wordpress.com The Denver Anarchist Black Cross exists to contribute to the defense of social movements, both internally and externally, working against oppression everywhere. Questions, concerns, comments, ideas, and/or wishes to collaborate or participate, please contact Denver ABC at the above address. Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons PO Box 40799 · San Francisco, CA 94140 www.prisoncensorship.info Maoist Internationalist Ministry of Prisons (MIM) is a revolutionary antiimperialist group fighting criminal injustice, helping prisoners to organize and educate themselves. Sends books to prisoners, and offers prisoners a free subscription to their newspaper Under Lock & Key. News & Letters 228 South Wabash, Suite 230 · Chicago, IL 60604 312-431-8242 · www.newsandletters.org News & Letters is a Marxist-Humanist newspaper published by the News and Letters Committees, an organization of Marxist-Humanists who stand for the abolition of capitalism, whether in its private property or state property form. It is published bi-monthly, and features articles by prisoners and others on the prison struggle. Free to prisoners. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 Prisoner Express Cornell University · 127 Anabel Taylor Hall · Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-6486 · www.prisonerexpress.org Prisoner Express promotes rehabilitation by offering inmates information, education and the opportunity for creative self-expression in a public forum. Their semi-annual newsletter contains a description of various projects including poetry, essay writing, art, math, history, book club and chess programs. Prisoner Express also offers distance learning programs as well as a prisoner art program. Some of their distance learning programs include World History, a US History reading group, and a Math Education module. Slingshot Magazine PO Box 3051 · Berkeley, 94703 510-540-0751 x3 · slingshot.tao.ca/about.html Slingshot is a quarterly, independent, radical newspaper published in the East Bay since 1988 by the Slingshot Collective. Subscriptions are free to USA prisoners. Accepts submissions of articles, artwork, calendar items, spots to add to the radical contact list, suggestions for distribution, and thoughts about what they should be doing next. South Chicago ABC Zine Distro PO Box 721 · Homewood, IL 60430 www.chicagoabc.org/justice_zines.htm Offers a wide variety of political zines at low cost to prisoners. Specializes in helping get the truth out of the gulags, in zine form. Supports prisoner initiatives such as prison labor unions. Also offers zines for women prisoners. English only. HIGHER EDUCATION Adams State University Prison College Program Office of Extended Studies, Attn: Jim Bullington 208 Edgemont Bl, Suite 3000 · Alamosa, CO 81101 · 303-241-0550 https://www.adams.edu/extended_studies/undergrad/prisoncollegeprogram. php Adams State University has a long history of offering print-based correspondence courses to incarcerated students in all states. The following undergraduate correspondence courses are offered: Anthropology, Art, Business, Counseling, Criminal Justice, Economics, Education, English, Geology, Health Care Administration, History, History/Government, Philosophy, Human Performance & Physical Education, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Women's Studies. In addition, the following graduate degrees are available: Associate of Arts-Business emphasis, Associate of Science-Business emphasis, Bachelor of Arts-Business Administration, Bachelor of ScienceBusiness Administration, Bachelor of Arts-Sociology, Bachelor of ArtsEnglish/Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Arts-Interdisciplinary Studies, Bachelor of Arts-Political Science, and Bachelor of Arts-History. Write for their packet of information. Blackstone Career Institute PO Box 3717 · Allentown, 18106-0717 610-871-0031 or 800-826-9228 https://blackstone.edu/paralegal-courses-inmate-information Blackstone’s accredited Paralegal Certificate Program enables students to learn about the law and the paralegal field by studying at their own pace and at their facility. It is reasonably priced, can be completed in less than a year and provides information that can be put into practice while incarcerated and once released. No computers, proctors, or facility instructors are required. Soft-covered books and materials are used for ease of entry into most institutions. Their Paralegal certificate program includes the 900 clock hours of coursework needed to sit for the Accredited Legal Professional (ALP) exam and/or the Professional Paralegal (PP) certification, or the Certified Legal Assistant/Certified Paralegal (CLA/CP) exam. Ohio University Correctional Education Haning Hall 102 1 Ohio University · Athens, OH 45701 800-444-2420 · https://www.ohio.edu/ecampus/print/correctional Since 1974, Ohio University’s Correctional Education has provided an opportunity for incarcerated students in all states to study through printbased courses, to earn college credit, and work toward an Ohio University degree. Degrees offered: Associate in Applied Business, Associate in Arts, Associate in Individualized Studies, Associate in Science, Bachelor of 8 Specialized Studies, and Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies. Write for a copy of the Student Inquiry Packet. Ohio University Southern - Legal Studies Continuing Education 1804 Liberty Ave · Ironton, OH 45638 · 740-533-4588 https://www.ohio.edu/ecampus/print/certificate.html#anchor Ohio University Southern provides the following noncredit Legal Studies Certificate Courses to incarcerated students in all states, in a text-based format: Paralegal Certificate; Advanced Paralegal Certificate (requires the Paralegal Certificate); Alternative Dispute Resolution; Legal Investigation; Legal Secretary; and Victim Advocacy. Upper Iowa University Center for Distance Education PO Box 1857 · Fayette, IA 52142 · 563-425-5784 or 800-553-4150 · www.uiu.edu/online/self-paced/courses.html Upper Iowa University offers a Self-Paced Degree Program, with courses in paper format that can be completed at a distance. The Self-Paced Paper Format is structured around written assignments and proctored exams. Associate Degrees offered: General Business, Liberal Arts, Psychology. Bachelor of Science Degrees offered: Business Administration, Management, Psychology, Public Administration (law and fire science areas), and Social Science. Undergraduate Minors offered: Management and Psychology. REHABILITATION / NONVIOLENCE PROGRAMS CURE-SORT PO Box 1022 · Norman, OK 73070-1022 405-639-7262 · www.cure-sort.org CURE-SORT (Sex Offenders Restored through Treatment) has information, resources, contacts, and support to individuals, families, defense attorneys, treatment providers, and professionals who work with issues of sexual abuse and its prevention. CURE-SORT is an issue chapter of Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE). Narcotics Anonymous PO Box 9999 · Van Nuys, CA 91409 818-773-9999 · www.na.org NA publishes a wide variety of materials concerning drug addiction and recovery, some of which are expressly produced for persons currently incarcerated, including Behind the Walls. También ofrece literatura en Español, incluyendo Entre Rejas. RELIGIOUS PROGRAMS / SPIRITUAL RESOURCES Aleph Institute 9540 Collins Ave · Surfside, FL 33154-7127 305-864-5553 · aleph-institute.org The Aleph Institute is a non-profit Jewish organization dedicated to assisting and caring for the wellbeing of members of specific populations that are isolated from the regular community, including prisoners and people institutionalized or at risk of incarceration due to mental illness or addictions. Aleph addresses their religious, educational, and spiritual needs, advocates and lobbies for their civil and religious rights, and provides support to their families at home left to fend for themselves. Jewish prisoners may write to receive free books, regular monthly literature, holiday offerings, and family programs. Anthroposophical Prison Outreach Project 1923 Geddes Ave · Ann Arbor, MI 48104 734-662-9355 x38 · www.anthroposophy.org Do you, as a prisoner, feel that there must be some meaning in your prison experience that is still to be discovered? Or that you can give it meaning? If so, you might be interested in Anthroposophy – the path from the spirit in man to the spirit in the universe. Anthroposophy embraces a spiritual view of the human being and cosmos, but its emphasis is on knowing, not faith. It is a path in which the human heart and hand, and especially our capacity for thinking, are essential. You may write to receive an initial package of literature containing a booklet titled Self-Development In The Penitentiary, as well as other articles and meditation exercises. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 Compassion Works For All PO Box 7708 · Little Rock, AR 72217-7708 www.compassionworksforall.org Provides monthly Dharma Friends newsletters, and also the following resource lists; Personal Health and Nutrition, 12 Step and Buddhism, Buddhist Resources, Christian Spiritual Resources, Hindu and Yoga Spiritual Resources, Other Spiritual and Psychological Healing Resources, Todd Fletcher's Buddhist Resource List, Ani Tendron's Recommended Buddhist Readings. Islamic Society of North America PO Box 38 · Plainfield, IN 46168 317-839-8157 · www.isna.net Sends Qurans and other introductory books on Islamic study to prison libraries and inmates. Ability to send books depends on the prison’s policies. No catalog available; write to receive books. Jewish Prisoner Services International PO Box 85840 · Seattle, WA 98145-1840 206-985-0577 · jpsi.org JPSI is a Jewish chaplaincy organization that strives to fulfill the Talmudic obligation of all Jews being responsible for each other, along with other religious mandates of their faith. JPSI strives to insure that Jewish prisoners are permitted to practice their faith by providing the advocacy and religious materials to further that goal. They are limited to assisting Jewish prisoners and their families only. Paul Brunton Philosophic Foundation Prison Project 4936 NYS Route 414 · Burdett, NY 14818 dharmacompanions.wordpress.com/ Offers nonsectarian books What is Karma? and Meditations for People in Crisis, free to US prisoners. Prison Ashram Project Human Kindness · Foundation PO Box 61619 · Durham, NC 27715 919-383-5160 · www.humankindness.org/prison-ashram-project The Human Kindness Foundation's (HKF) Prison-Ashram Project sends free books to inmates all over the world, with most of their materials written by the late Bo Lozoff. HKF stresses a way of life based upon three common principles taught by the great sages of all religions: Simple living, a dedication to service, and a commitment to personal spiritual practice. Write for their newsletter and list of available books. Prison Mindfulness Institute PO Box 206 · South Deerfield, MA 01373 401-941-0791 · prisonmindfulness.org The PMI's mission is to provide prisoners, prison staff and prison volunteers, with the most effective, evidence-based tools for rehabilitation, selftransformation, and personal & professional development. Their dual focus is on transforming individual lives as well as transforming the corrections system as a whole in order to mitigate its extremely destructive impact on families, communities and the overall social capital of our society. PMI also publishes a variety of prisoner support literature including their Guide to Prison Survival. Rock of Ages Prison Ministry c/o Prisoners Bible Institute · PO Box 2308 · Cleveland, TN 37320 423-479-3243 · www.roapm.com Offers ministry outreach to prisons, schools, and the military as well as a New Testament correspondence study course through their Prisoners Bible Institute. Operates internationally. Set Free Prison Ministries PO Box 5440 · Riverside, CA 92517 909-787-9907 · www.setfreeprisonministries.org Provides Bible study courses in English and Spanish to inmates and their family, free of charge, all throughout the United States. Their curriculum consists of Bible courses from the Navigators in Colorado Springs, Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and Emmaus Correspondence School in Iowa. SYDA Foundation Yoga Prison Project 9 PO Box 99140 · Emeryville, CA 94662 510-898-2700 · www.siddhayoga.org/syda-foundation/prison-project The Prison Project is dedicated to disseminating the Siddha Yoga teachings and practices to incarcerated individuals. Sends free monthly newsletter and the Siddha Yoga Home Study Course to prisoners. STATE BASED ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES ALABAMA Aid to Inmate Mothers PO Box 986 · Montgomery, AL 36101-0986 334-262-2245 · www.inmatemoms.org Aid to Inmate Mothers provides services to Alabama’s incarcerated women with emphasis on enhancing personal growth and strengthening the bonds between inmate mothers and their children. Georgia Innocence Project 2645 N Decatur Rd · Decatur, GA 30033 404-373-4433 · ga-innocenceproject.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Georgia and Alabama; DNA and nonDNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; no sentence requirements. Prison Books Collective PO Box 625 · Carrboro, NC 27510 919-443-9238 · https://prisonbooks.info The Prison Books Collective is a Chapel Hill, NC-based anti-prison group that sends books to prisoners in Alabama and North Carolina only, maintains an extensive radical ‘zine catalog, widely distributes a monthly poster promoting political prisoner support, and publishes prisoners’ art and writing. The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project 203 Spidle Hall · Auburn, AL 36849 334-844-8946 · www.humsci.auburn.edu/apaep This program is administered by Auburn University and dedicated to bringing educational opportunities to prisoners in Alabama. It provides a quality education to the adult prison population, and builds a relationship with learning that will continue to grow for the rest of their lives. ALASKA Alaska Innocence Project PO Box 201656 · Anchorage, AK 99520-1656 907-279-0454 · www.alaskainnocence.org The Alaska Innocence Project provides legal, educational, and charitable services to identify and exonerate individuals who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Alaska. ARIZONA Arizona Justice Project Arizona State University, MC 4420 411 N Central Ave, Suite 600 ·Phoenix, AZ 85004-2139 602-496-0286 · www.azjusticeproject.org The Arizona Justice Project accepts both DNA and non-DNA cases and represents indigent Arizona prisoners whose claims of innocence have gone unheeded. They also conduct post-conviction DNA testing in cases of forcible rape, murder, and non-negligent homicide cases, shaken baby syndrome and arson and other cases where the testing might demonstrate actual innocence. Middle Ground Prison Reform 139 E Encanto Dr · Tempe, AZ 85281 480-966-8116 · www.middlegroundprisonreform.org Middle Ground Prison Reform has been working for Arizona's prisoners and their families since 1983. Their main areas of activity are: 1) public education about the need for criminal justice reform 2) legislative advocacy on behalf of prisoners and their visitors 3) litigation to protect and define the rights and responsibilities of prisoners and their supporters 4) referral to community resources for ex-offenders. They do not publish a hard copy newsletter. Instead, they encourage friends and family of prisoners to visit their website and download and mail copies of pertinent information inside to prisoners. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 10 Read Between the Bars PO Box 1589 c/o Daily Planet Publishing · Tucson, AZ 85702 www.readbetweenthebars.com Read Between the Bars is a grassroots collective in Tucson that originated in March 2007. They focus on getting free books directly into the hands of incarcerated women and men in the state of Arizona. California's Parole Suitability Hearing Support PO Box 1373 · Lake Elsinore, CA 92531 · 805-6-CAPSHS Community guidance and support for California's incarcerated and their loved ones specifically in preparing for upcoming Parole Suitability Hearings. Members will review hearing transcripts from past parole board hearings and provide suggestions on how to improve performance before the Board. ARKANSAS Midwest Innocence Project 605 47th St, Suite 222 · Kansas City, MO 64112 816-221-2166 · www.themip.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in AR, IA, KS, MO, and NE; must have more than 10 years left to serve on his/her sentence, and/or the applicant must register as a sex offender; is not currently represented by an attorney; and has NOT received the death penalty. Center for Health Justice 900 Avila St, Suite 301 · Los Angeles, CA 90012 213-229-0985 · www.centerforhealthjustice.org CHJ serves prisoners in the Los Angeles County Jails and throughout CA, and provides a free national prisoner HIV prevention & treatment hotline service that accepts collect calls from inmates during regular business hours (Monday-Friday 8 to 3pm, PT). Their hotline provides general HIV treatment and prevention information, support for callers who are ill or newly diagnosed HIV+, and advocacy support regarding medical care, medications, or other health related issues inside the jails and prisons across the country. CHJ also provides the following publications for prisoners: HepC Inside and HIV Inside. Write for further information about their services or to obtain copies of their publications. CALIFORNIA California Coalition for Women Prisoners 1540 Market St, Suite 490 · San Francisco, CA 94102 415-255-7036 ext. 4 · www.womenprisoners.org CCWP is a grassroots social justice organization, with members inside and outside prison, that challenges the institutional violence imposed on women, transgender people, and communities of color by the prison industrial complex. CCWP also visits women prisoners in CA and produces a newsletter The Fire Inside, free to women prisoners. California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement Chuco’s Justice Center · 1137 E Redondo Blvd · Inglewood, CA 90302 714-290-9077 / 213-746-4343 · www.solitarywatch.com/cfasc CFASC is dedicated to stopping the inhumane treatment of prisoners within the California penal system, especially those held in solitary confinement. Their ultimate goal is to end the use of solitary confinement, with short-term goals to reduce the use of solitary confinement and to insist on due process and fairness. CFASC supports the five core demands put forth by the Pelican Bay Hunger Strikers. California Innocence Project California Western School of Law 225 Cedar St · San Diego, CA 92101 619-525-1485 · californiainnocenceproject.org The California Innocence Project (CIP) only accepts cases where the conviction occurred in the following Southern California counties: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura. The CIP does not limit its review process to DNA cases. They also review cases that may involve witness recantations, changes in science, government misconduct, or ineffective assistance of counsel – so long as there is evidence of innocence in support of the claim. California Lifer Newsletter PO Box 277 · Rancho Cordova, CA 95741 916-402-3750 · www.lifesupportalliance.org California Lifer Newsletter (CLN) is a comprehensive newsletter published six times per year, with reviews of the latest published and unpublished state and federal cases concerning parole issues, parole board news, legislation and articles on prison, parole and correctional issues of interest to prisoners and their families. Each issue contains 50 - 70 pages. Subscriptions to CLN for prisoners are $35 (or 100 stamps) per year (back issues are $7 or 25 stamps each); for non-prisoners the subscription rate is $90 per year. California Prison Focus 1904 Franklin St, Suite 507 · Oakland, CA 94612 510-836-7222 · www.prisons.org California Prison Focus (CPF) is a human rights and civil rights group that investigates conditions in the California SHUs (control/isolation units), organizes and advocates for prisoners' rights, and provides self-help legal materials. Their quarterly newspaper, Prison Focus, is distributed free to SHU prisoners, $6 a year to other prisoners, and $20 a year to former prisoners, their family members, activists, and friends of CPF Centerforce PO Box 415 · San Quentin, CA 94964 415-456-9980 · www.centerforce1.org Centerforce is one of few agencies in the U.S. to offer a continuum of services for individuals and families during incarceration, reentry and after release. They are headquartered in San Quentin and provide direct services to prisoners in Santa Rita Jail and four state prisons. In addition, Centerforce provides direct services to communities and families of the incarcerated in Oakland, San Francisco, the Bay Area Counties, and Fresno and Madera Counties. Centerforce also specializes in providing health and family supportive services to incarcerated men and women and those reentering their communities of origin after incarceration. May not respond to letters. Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund 3075 Adeline St, Suite 210 · Berkeley, CA 94703 510-644-2555 · www.dredf.org Assistance is generally limited to providing basic disability civil rights informational materials and referrals, with attention to CDCR state prisoners. DREDF does not provide assistance with individual disability benefits applications or denial of Social Security Disability benefits. Federal Receiver - J. Clark Kelso California Prison Receivership · PO Box 588500 · Elk Grove, CA 95758 916-691-3000 · www.cphcs.ca.gov/receiver.aspx In 2002, California settled a class-action lawsuit by agreeing to reform their medical care system, and the federal court appointed a federal Receiver to oversee the reform process. The receiver’s job is to bring the level of medical care in California prisons to a standard which no longer violates the U.S. Constitution. Prisoner patients under the control of the CDCR and their families may write to the above address with concerns about health care issues (except for mental health, dental, or substance abuse and treatment). Friends Committee on Legislation of California 1225 8th St, Suite 220 · Sacramento, CA 95814-4809 916-443-3734 · www.fclca.org Quaker founded group that advocates and lobbies for CA state laws that are just, compassionate, and respectful of the inherent worth of every person. They publish a free quarterly periodical, the FCLCA Newsletter, which keeps track of pending legislation. Friends Outside 7272 Murray Dr · Stockton, CA 95204 209-955-0701 · www.friendsoutside.org Friends Outside provides services and support to visitors at each California State Prison, and are located outside the prison walls but on prison grounds (usually adjacent to the visitor parking lots). Visitor Centers provide childcare, transportation, information and resources, and a restful and This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 11 welcoming place to stop for a moment before and after visits. May not respond to letters. economic stability post-release; and to prepare them to become providers, leaders, and examples for their families and communities. Innocence Matters PO Box 1098 · Torrance, CA 90505 310-755-2518 · www.innocencematters.org A very small number of post-conviction cases are accepted where Innocence Matters assumes the role of the lead lawyer, but only if the following criteria are met: the defendant is indigent; the accused is factually innocent and willing to submit to and pass a polygraph exam; case originates in Los Angeles County; he or she has already been rejected by a California Innocence Project; and Innocence Matters is not already at capacity. To be considered for Direct Post-Conviction Representation, send a letter to the above address. Prisoner Reentry Network PO Box 7155 · Oakland, CA 94612 www.prisonerreentrynetwork.org Prisoner Reentry Network (PRN) is dedicated to promoting successful transitions from incarceration to the community, and is located in Oakland, CA. Write for their list of reentry resources. PRN also provides free copies of the Veterans Administration’s Guidebook for Incarcerated California Veterans. Legal Services for Prisoners with Children 1540 Market St, Suite 490 San Francisco, CA 94102 415-255-7036 · www.prisonerswithchildren.org LSPC publishes manuals, reports, fact sheets and pamphlets for CA prisoners in the following areas: Family Matters (guardianship, visitation, pregnancy); Reentry Services; Prison Conditions (isolation and other), and Proposition 47. They also publish A Manual on SSI/SSDI for Prisoners and Their Advocates. Loyola Law School's Project for the Innocent Alarcón Advocacy Center 919 Albany St · Los Angeles, CA 90015 213-736-8141 www.lls.edu/academics/experientiallearning/clinics/clinics/projectfortheinnoc ent Loyola Law School’s Project for the Innocent is dedicated to the exoneration of the wrongfully convicted. If after a thorough investigation of a case, a true claim of innocence is provable, clinic students will help draft a habeas petition so that the case can be litigated in court. The Project is only able to represent inmates from the state of California who claim factual innocence, have exhausted all their appeals, and are no longer represented by an attorney. Northern California Innocence Project Santa Clara University School of Law 900 Lafayette St, Suite 105 · Santa Clara, CA 95050 408-554-4790 · law.scu.edu/ncip Accepts cases of actual innocence in Northern and Central CA; DNA and non-DNA; case three or more years left to serve. The applicant must have been convicted in CA state court of a serious felony or a three-strikes sentence. Will consider shaken baby syndrome, police misconduct, ineffective counsel, fire investigation, firearms and fingerprint analysis, false confessions, prosecutorial misconduct, and death penalty issues. Prison Law Office General Delivery · San Quentin, CA 94964 510-280-2621 · www.prisonlaw.com The Prison law Office litigates and monitors class action lawsuits regarding medical care, mental health care, and disabled access for prisoners in California only. Also distributes self-help legal material on a number of topics. Write for list of available publications. Prison University Project PO Box 492 · San Quentin, CA 94964 415-455-8088 · www.prisonuniversityproject.org The mission of the Prison University Project is to provide excellent higher education programs to people incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison; to create a replicable model for such programs; and to stimulate public awareness and meaningful dialogue about higher education and criminal justice in California. The central goals of the College Program at San Quentin are to educate and challenge students intellectually; to prepare them to lead thoughtful and productive lives inside and outside of prison; to provide them with skills needed to obtain meaningful employment and Project AVARY PO Box 150088 · San Rafael, CA 94915-0088 415-382-8799 · www.projectavary.org Project AVARY offers long-term support and enrichment for children and youth in the San Francisco Bay Area with a parent in prison or jail. The program services include a summer camp, monthly outings, leadership training, and family support. Write for further details. Project Rebound San Francisco State University 1650 Holloway Ave, T-138 · San Francisco, CA 94132-1722 415-405-0954 · asi.sfsu.edu/programs/project-rebound Project Rebound is a program to help formerly incarcerated students prepare, apply, enroll and graduate with a degree from SF State University. The program offers academic and financial counseling, peer mentoring and tutoring, and career placement. Must be formerly incarcerated; off or on parole or probation, and living in or paroling to the SF Bay Area. Write to SF State for program information. In 2016, Project Rebound expanded statewide and is now in place at the following California State Universities: Project Rebound | CSU Bakersfield | 9001 Stockdale Hwy | Bakersfield, CA 93311 | 661-654-3782 www.csub.edu/admissionsandaid/student_support_programs Project Rebound | CSU Fresno | 5241 N Maple Ave | McLane Hall, H Wing, Rm 187 | Fresno, CA 93740 | 559-278-2313 www.fresnostate.edu/studentaffairs/projectrebound/index.html Project Rebound | CSU Fullerton | 800 N State College Blvd | Fullerton, CA 92831 | 657-278-7859 | www.fullerton.edu/rebound Project Rebound | CSU Los Angeles | Center for Engagement | 5151 State University Dr | Los Angeles, CA 90032 | 323-343-3380 | www.calstatela.edu/engagement/project-rebound Project Rebound | CSU Sacramento | 6000 J St, MS 6085 | Sacramento, CA 95819 | 916-278-6794 | csus.edu/student/projectrebound Project Rebound | CSU San Bernardino | 5500 University Parkway, FOB242 | San Bernardino, CA 92407 | 909-537-4351 | https://www.csusb.edu/project-rebound Project Rebound | San Diego State University | 5500 Campanile Dr, PSFA 153 | San Diego, CA | 619-594-2367 | https://www.facebook.com/pg/projectreboundsdsu Reentry Council of the City and County of San Francisco 880 Bryant St, Rm 200 · San Francisco, CA 94103 415-241-4254 · sfgov.org/reentry The SF Reentry Council publishes a 216-page reentry resource guide entitled Getting Out and Staying Out, for prisoners returning to the San Francisco Bay area. Write to the above address for a free copy. Root & Rebound 1730 Franklin St, Suite 300 · Oakland, CA 94612 510-279-4662 · www.rootandrebound.org/roadmap Publishes the Roadmap to Reentry legal guide, a 1200+ page manual written in clear, understandable language that helps people prepare for, identify, understand, and navigate reentry barriers. The guide identifies important things to do prior to release and provides a list of social service and legal resources across the state of California. Roadmap to Reentry covers ID & voting, parole & probation, housing, public benefits, court ordered debt, employment, family & children, education, understanding and This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 12 cleaning up a criminal record, and legal aid & community resources. The guide is free to persons currently or formerly incarcerated in CA. Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos 1817 Soquel Ave · Santa Cruz, CA 95062 831-457-8208 · www.barriosunidos.net The Santa Cruz Barrios Unidos Prison Project is dedicated to providing cultural and spiritual education, support, and hope to incarcerated individuals. The Project advocates for prison policy reform and programs that reduce recidivism, support re-entry, and reunify families. Sentencing and Justice Reform Advocacy (SJRA) Advocate PO Box 71 · Olivehurst, CA 95961 530-329-8566 · www.sjra1.com SJRA Advocate contains useful and timely information on California prisoner and prison issues. Prisoners may obtain six issues (one year) of SJRA Advocate for $12 (or 25 Forever stamps), or four stamps for a single issue. For all others the cost is $15 for six issues. Stanford Justice Advocacy Project Stanford Law School · 559 Nathan Abbott Way · Stanford, CA 94305 650-736-7757 · https://law.stanford.edu/stanford-justice-advocacy-project The Stanford Justice Advocacy Project represents inmates serving unjust prison sentences for minor crimes, assists released prisoners successfully reentering their communities, and advocates for fairer and more effective criminal justice policies in CA and across the country. The Insight Prison Project PO Box 29 · San Quentin, CA 94964 415-459-9800 · www.insightprisonproject.org IPP facilitates restorative justice programming within 19 prisons in California and 25 total nationwide. IPP facilitates the process of healing and integration through the development of insight and learning how to effectively process difficult emotions, both of which often lead to an awakening to one’s true self. The IPP curriculum is designed for incarcerated populations to develop insight, practice new skills while in classes, and then integrate these skills into all aspects of their lives outside of group meetings and after leaving prison. Insight is the power of having a clear or deep perception of a situation: understanding clearly. IPP’s method for creating insight begins with awareness or self-awareness, a practice that when engaged in literally increases one’s consciousness. IPP uses three fundamental approaches for developing self-awareness. COLORADO Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition 1212 Mariposa St, Suite 6 · Denver, CO 80204 303-825-0122 · www.ccjrc.org CCJRC publishes prisoner information guides, a free quarterly newsletter, and a 200-page reentry guide for parolees in Colorado titled Getting On After Getting Out: A Re-entry Guide for Colorado ("Go Guide"). This book provides extensive information to help people prepare for release and successfully reintegrate back into their families and communities. The total cost is $13 ($10 + $3 S&H). Korey Wise Innocence Project at Colorado Law University of Colorado Law School · Wolf Law Building, 404 UCB Boulder, CO 80309-0404 · 303-492-8126 www.colorado.edu/law/academics/clinics/korey-wise-innocence-project The Korey Wise Innocence Project (KWIP) will not take cases in which the defendant already has a lawyer, or is entitled to a lawyer at state expense. The KWIP will take a case only where there is a genuine and provable claim of innocence. The KWIP gets involved only when the traditional methods of appealing a conviction have failed. Only Colorado cases arising in Colorado will be accepted (state and federal). Write for a copy of the KWIP evaluation criteria. Unchained Books PO Box 784 · Fort Collins, CO 80522 unchainedbooks.wordpress.com Unchained Books is a small group in Fort Collins, CO committed to prisoner support. Their primary focus is collecting donated books and making them available free to people imprisoned in Colorado. Individual prisoners request books based on subject areas and they fill requests as best as the inventory allows. CONNECTICUT Connecticut Innocence Project Division of Public Defender Services · 82275 Silas Deane Hwy Rocky Hill, CT 06067 · 860-509-6400 · www.ct.gov/ocpd/cwp Accepts cases of actual innocence in Connecticut; DNA and non-DNA cases. Sentence must include at least a ten year period of incarceration and be no less than five years from estimated release date. There must be some new evidence in the case which would establish innocence. Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization Yale Law School · PO Box 209090 · New Haven, CT 06520 203-432-4800 · https://law.yale.edu/clinics/mass-incarceration Offers limited legal services to CT federal and state prisoners, including parole-related litigation, post-conviction, habeas corpus, prison conditions, and direct referrals. Publishes Connecticut Prisoners' Rights, which includes a guide to resources for prisoners and ex-offenders, $4 if able to pay. Because this program is university-affiliated, it may not be staffed during transitional periods in the academic schedule. New England Innocence Project 120 Tremont St, Suite 735 · Boston, MA 02108 617-830-7685 · www.newenglandinnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. DELAWARE Office of the Public Defender 820 N French St, 3rd Floor · Wilmington, DE 19801 302-577-5200 · ods.delaware.gov Accepts cases of actual innocence in Delaware; DNA cases only. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project George Washington University Law School 2000 H St NW · Washington, DC 20052 202-994-4586 · www.exonerate.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in state or federal courts in DC, MD, and VA; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements; arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. Office on Returning Citizen Affairs 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20020 · 202-715-7670 https://orca.dc.gov/page/commission-re-entry-and-returning-citizen-affairs The Mayor's Office on Returning Citizen Affairs mission is to provide zealous advocacy, high-quality services, and up-to-date useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community. Publishes a 13-page guide, DC Reentry Resources. FLORIDA Florida Institutional Legal Services 14260 West Newberry Road #412 · Newberry, FL 32669 407-801-4350 · floridalegal.org/our-projects FILS serves people who are institutionalized in Florida. FILS publishes the Florida Parental Rights Manual for Incarcerated Parents and their Families (2008) 106 pages, which is available for download from their website or may be obtained by writing the above address. Florida Justice Institute 100 SE Second St, Suite 3750 · Miami, FL 33131-2309 This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 13 305-358-2081 · www.floridajusticeinstitute.org The Florida Justice Institute (FJI) is a public interest law firm that conducts civil rights litigation and advocacy in the areas of prisoners’ rights, housing discrimination, disability discrimination, and other areas impacting the poor and disenfranchised. This includes cases for persons currently or formerly incarcerated in a Florida prison or jail involving mistreatment while incarcerated, or involving the conditions of the facility. They do not assist with criminal law cases or habeas corpus petitions. Innocence Project of Florida 1100 E Park Avenue · Tallahassee, FL 32301 850-561-6767 · www.floridainnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Florida; DNA and Non-DNA Cases including arson and shaken baby syndrome cases. No sentence requirements. Does not accept federal cases or cases on direct appeal. Prison Book Project c/o Open Books Bookstore 1040 N Guillemard St · Pensacola, FL 32501 850-453-6774 · www.openbookspcola.org The Prison Book Project currently sends around 10,000 books each year to indigent prisoners in Florida prisons, and serves approximately 2,600 prisoners each year. University of Miami Law Innocence Clinic 1311 Miller Drive · Coral Gables, FL 33146 305-284-2339 · law.miami.edu/academics/clinics/innocence-clinic The clinic handles cases involving innocent individuals incarcerated for a minimum of 10 years who have new evidence ranging from recanting witnesses to new witnesses discovered by students to prosecutorial misconduct and ineffective assistance of counsel. The clinic also accepts cases involving DNA evidence. GEORGIA Forever Family, Inc. 387 Joseph Lowery Bl, 2nd Floor, Suite A · Atlanta, GA 30310 404-223-1200 · www.foreverfam.org Forever Family is an advocacy group for incarcerated parents which provides helpful information for all parents in prison who have children, but can only provide social services in the Atlanta area. Georgia Innocence Project 2645 N Decatur Rd · Decatur, GA 30033 https://www.georgiainnocenceproject.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Georgia and Alabama; DNA and nonDNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; no sentence requirements. Southern Center for Human Rights 83 Poplar St NW · Atlanta, GA 30303-2122 404-688-1202 · www.schr.org The Southern Center for Human Rights provides legal representation to people facing the death penalty in Georgia and Alabama only, and also publishes a Parolee Handbook, which serves as a guide the parole consideration process for people in Georgia's prisons. SCHR also publishes The Georgia Advocacy Handbook, a 46 page manual which helps explain the hierarchy in the GDC and how to maneuver within in it. Through this handbook families and friends of people incarcerated in Georgia will learn how to become advocates and implement appropriate and effective steps to resolve problems inside Georgia prisons. HAWAI’I Community Alliance on Prisons PO Box 37158 · Honolulu, HI 96837-0158 808-927-1214 · caphawaii.wordpress.com A coalition that focuses on alternatives to incarceration, prison reform legislative issues, community education, and effective interventions for Hawaii’s non-violent offenders. CAP’s goal is to educate the community on best practices and proven strategies for criminal justice and to involve the greater community in these issues. Hawai'i Innocence Project University of Hawai'i School of Law 2515 Dole St · Honolulu, HI 96822 808-956-6547 · www.innocenceprojecthawaii.org Accepts cases from prisoners who are currently incarcerated, serving a lengthy sentence, convicted in Hawai'i, have a credible claim of factual innocence of the crime(s), and evidence potentially exists which could support the claim of factual innocence. ILLINOIS Chicago Innocence Center 205 West Monroe St, Suite 315 · Chicago, IL 60606 312-263-6213 · www.chicagoinnocencecenter.org As investigative journalists, the Chicago Innocence Center primarily explores and exposes cases involving murder (but not exclusively) in which the inmate is facing life in prison or (outside but nearby Illinois) the death penalty. For CIC to consider the case the inmate must claim actual innocence, not, for example, self-defense or ‘I was there but didn’t do it.’ They seek cases of “pure innocence.” Unlike law-based innocence projects, CIC only looks into cases where there is no DNA evidence available. To have the CIC consider a case, please contact them. Education Justice Project University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 403 East Healey St., MC-423 · Champaign, IL 61820 217-300-5150 · www.educationjustice.net The Education Justice Project (EJP) publishes Mapping Your Future: A Guide to Successful Reentry (2016-17 Ed), a 188-page reentry guide which is free for Illinois prisoners. The guide identifies things to do prior to release and provides a list of resources for after release. The EJP also offers college level classes, writing programs, and reading groups for students incarcerated at Danville Correctional Center. Illinois Innocence Project University of Illinois at Springfield, Institute for Legal and Policy Studies One University Plaza, MS PAC 451 · Springfield, IL 62703-5407 217-206-6569 · www.uis.edu/innocenceproject Cases accepted: Cases of actual innocence in Illinois; DNA and non-DNA cases; eight or more years left to serve. The prisoner must be seeking to establish his/her actual innocence of the crime(s). The following factors are considered: absence of physical evidence, reliability of eyewitnesses, identification of alternative suspects, police or prosecutorial misconduct and inconsistency of the nature of the crime as compared to the background of the prisoner. John Howard Association of Illinois PO Box 10042 · Chicago, IL 60610-0042 312-291-9237 · www.thejha.org The John Howard Association (JHA) is the only independent prison monitor in Illinois, and visits over a dozen prisons per year. They then write reports about prison conditions which are provided to prisoners and the public upon request. JHA also advocates for reforms like sentencing credits and more resources for prison programs. Write for further details or to request copies of statutes, court decisions, forms, IDOC rules, etc. People’s Law Office 1180 N Milwaukee Ave · Chicago, IL 60642-4019 773-235-0070 · www.peopleslawoffice.com The People’s Law Office fights for justice for people in Illinois who have been tortured or physically abused, wrongfully arrested or convicted, unfairly sentenced to death, or targeted as a result of their political beliefs or organizing efforts on behalf of movements struggling for justice and liberation. The MacArthur Justice Center Northwestern University School of Law 375 E Chicago Ave · Chicago, IL 60611 312-503-1271 · www.law.northwestern.edu/macarthur This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 14 The MacArthur Justice Center provides free legal representation to the indigent in the Chicago, Illinois area. They focus on wrongful convictions, fight police corruption, and address death penalty issues, to help ensure all individuals receive fair and equal treatment within the legal system, regardless of income, background or status. Uptown People's Law Center 4413 N Sheridan · Chicago, IL 60640 773-769-1411 · www.uplcchicago.org The Uptown People’s Law Center (UPLC) leverages the law to improve conditions in Illinois prisons. UPLC has nine pending class action cases against the Illinois Department of Corrections, including lawsuits about solitary confinement, mental health treatment, and healthcare. Illinois prisoners are encouraged to write to UPLC explaining any rights violations they have experienced, as UPLC uses these letters to track trends and inform its lawsuits. UPLC also provides prisoners with referrals to law firms under certain circumstances. Urbana-Champaign Books to Prisoners Project PO Box 515 · Urbana, IL 61803 708-782-4608 · www.books2prisoners.org UC Books to Prisoners is an Urbana, Illinois based project providing books at no cost by mail to inmates in state and federal prisons in Illinois as well as through two county jail libraries in Illinois. INDIANA McKinney Wrongful Conviction Clinic Indiana University McKinney School of Law 530 W New York St, Rm 111 · Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225 317-274-5551 https://mckinneylaw.iu.edu/practice/clinics/clinics-wrongful-conviction.html Students represent indigent clients seeking relief from wrongful Indiana convictions in state post-conviction and/or federal habeas corpus proceedings. State cases are accepted in cooperation with the Office of the State Public Defender. Accepts cases of actual innocence; DNA and NonDNA Cases; will consider arson, Shaken Baby Syndrome, and child abuse cases. Oakland City University Prison Ministries Projects 138 N Lucretia St · Oakland City, IN 47660 812-749-1224 · www.oak.edu/about-ocu/prison-ministries.php Educational opportunities offered to inmates in the following Indiana facilities: Branchville Correctional Facility, Madison Correctional Facility, Miami Correctional Facility, Rockville Correctional Facility, Newcastle Correctional Facility and Indiana Women’s Prison. Degrees Offered: Associates and Bachelor's Degrees. Programs Offered: Associate in Applied Science in Culinary Arts, Food Service Mgmt, Heating/Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, Welding, Horticulture, Computer Technology, Business Administration, Human Services. IOWA Innocence Project of Iowa 19 South 7th St · Estherville, IA 51334 www.iowainnocence.org Cases that the organization is most likely to accept include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: cases wherein scientific evidence may be used to exonerate the prisoner of the crime; cases that arise out of mistaken eyewitness identification; cases that arise out of false confessions; cases that arise out of police, prosecutorial, or judicial neglect or misconduct; cases that arise out of unreliable scientific methods, tests, or procedures; cases that arise out of false witness testimony; and cases that arise out of egregious defense counsel neglect or misconduct. Midwest Innocence Project 605 W 47th St, Suite 222 · Kansas City, MO 64113 816-221-2166 · www.themip.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in AR, IA, KS, MO, and NE; must have more than 10 years left to serve on his/her sentence, and/or the applicant must register as a sex offender; is not currently represented by an attorney; and has NOT received the death penalty. KANSAS Lansing Correctional Facility Program Donnelly College · 8 North 18th St · Kansas City, KS 66102 913-621-8730 www.donnelly.edu/programs/lansing-correctional-program.cfm Donnelly College offers an on-site Associate Degree program to prisoners at the Lansing Correctional Facility in Lansing, Kansas. As a Catholic institution, this program has a Christian aim to assist prisoners and directly complements the school’s founding mission “to provide education and community services with personal concern for the needs and abilities of each student, especially those who might not otherwise be served.” Midwest Innocence Project 605 47th St, Suite 222 · Kansas City, MO 64112 816-221-2166 · www.themip.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in AR, IA, KS, MO, and NE; have more than 10 years left to serve on his/her sentence, and/or the applicant must register as a sex offender; is not currently represented by an attorney; and has NOT received the death penalty. KENTUCKY Kentucky Innocence Project Department of Public Advocacy 100 Fair Oaks Lane, Suite 301 · Frankfort, KY 40601 502-564-3948 · dpa.ky.gov/who_we_are/KIP/Pages/KIP.aspx In order to qualify for services from the Kentucky Innocence Project, prospective clients should meet the following criteria: a Kentucky conviction & incarceration; a minimum ten-year sentence; a minimum of three years until eligible to go before the parole board or if parole has been deferred, a minimum of three years to the next appearance before the parole board; new evidence of innocence discovered since the conviction which can be investigated; and a claim of actual innocence. LOUISIANA Friends and Family of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children 1600 Oretha C. Haley Blvd · New Orleans, LA 70113 504-708-8376 · www.fflic.org Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children is a grassroots membership-based organization working to transform the systems that put children at risk of prison. Through empowerment, leadership development, and training they strive to keep children from going to prison and support those who have and their families. From the street level to the state level, from meeting rooms to the state capitol, they are working to build a society based on the principles of racial justice, human rights, and full participation through our tireless fight for justice for youth. Innocence Project New Orleans 4051 Ulloa Street · New Orleans, LA 70119 504-943-1902 · www.ip-no.org Accepts cases of factual innocence from Louisiana; must be serving a life sentence or a near-life sentence with at least 10 years left to be served; direct appeal has been denied; cannot afford an attorney; is not serving a sentence on another conviction. Tulane University Law Library 6329 Freret Street · New Orleans, LA 70118 Offers photocopies of case-law citations, law review articles, criminal procedures, etc. to prisoners incarcerated in Louisiana jails & parish or state prisons only (no federal prisoner requests). Requests should have specific case cites, docket numbers or article titles, and are limited to one per month and a maximum of 50 pages. MAINE Maine State Prison College Program 807 Cushing Rd · Warren, ME 04864 207-273-5300 prisonstudiesproject.org/2011/08/maine-state-prison-college-program Program sponsored by University College at Rockland College offers Associates and Bachelor's Degrees. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 15 New England Innocence Project 120 Tremont St, Suite 735 · Boston, MA 02108 617-830-7685 · www.newenglandinnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. MARYLAND Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project George Washington University Law School 2000 H St NW · Washington, DC 20052 202-994-4586 · www.exonerate.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in state or federal courts in DC, MD, and VA; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements; arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic 1420 N Charles St · Baltimore, MD 21201 410-837-6543 · law.ubalt.edu/clinics/innocenceproject.cfm The University of Baltimore Innocence Project Clinic seeks to identify individuals who have been convicted in Maryland state courts of crimes they did not commit and to provide them with assistance in the investigation of their claims. In appropriate cases, representation will be provided in posttrial litigation efforts to secure exonerations. Accepts cases of actual innocence in Maryland; DNA and non-DNA cases. MASSACHUSETTS Boston University Prison Education Program 808 Commonwealth Ave, Room 230 · Boston, MA 02215 617-353-3025 · sites.bu.edu/pep Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Liberal Studies in Interdisciplinary Studies. Programs include accounting, English composition, Latin, biology, sociology, marketing, acting, and language courses in Spanish, French, and Greek and more. Offered for prisoners incarcerated at MCI Norfolk (men’s facility) and MCI Framingham (women’s facility) only. Coming Home Directory Crime and Justice Institute at Community Resources for Justice 355 Boylston St · Boston, MA 02116 617-482-2520 · www.crj.org/cj The Coming Home Reentry Resource Directory (2015) is a 129-page compilation of services available to ex-offenders returning to or living in communities in Greater Boston. The Directory presents important information for ex-offenders, corrections practitioners and policymakers, as well as those with an interest in accessing services for ex-offenders, including their families and friends, volunteers and other service providers. Committee for Public Counsel Services Innocence Program 21 McGrath Hwy · Somerville, MA 02143 617-623-0591 · https://www.publiccounsel.net/pc/innocence-program The CPCS Innocence Program aims to identify and litigate new trial motions on behalf of indigent Massachusetts state defendants who are actually innocent of the crimes of which they have been convicted. They review and litigate both DNA and non-DNA based innocence claims, with special attention to cases involving eyewitness identification evidence, false confessions, and flawed or invalidated forensic science testimony. Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project Harvard Law School 108 Austin Hall · Cambridge, MA 02138 617-495-3127 · clinics.law.harvard.edu/plap The Harvard Prison Legal Assistance Project provides direct in-person service to indigent inmates, advocates for prisoners charged with violating prison regulations, represents prisoners at the Parole Board and disciplinary hearings, provides research assistance for domestic post-conviction, reviews civil rights arguments, and offers other services to prisoners. Because this program is university-affiliated, it may not be staffed during transitional periods in the academic schedule. New England Innocence Project 120 Tremont St, Suite 735 · Boston, MA 02108 617-830-7685 · www.newenglandinnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. Northeastern University Prisoners' Rights Clinic Northeastern University School of Law 360 Huntington Ave · Boston, MA 02115 · 617-373-3628 www.northeastern.edu/law/experience/clinics/prisoners-rights.html This Northeastern University program represents state prisoners in Eastern Mass. in parole revocation, disciplinary, and classification hearings. Because this program is university-affiliated, it may not be staffed during transitional periods in the academic schedule. Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts 10 Winthrop Square, 3rd Fl · Boston, MA 02110 617-482-2773 x104 · www.plsma.org/ Prisoners’ Legal Services promotes the safe, humane and lawful treatment of Massachusetts prisoners through civil rights litigation, administrative advocacy, client counseling, and outreach to policy makers and the public. Their litigation priority areas are: Health Care, including mental health care; Staff Assaults; Extreme Conditions of Confinement; and Segregation. MICHIGAN AFSC Michigan Criminal Justice Program 124 Pearl St, Suite 607 · Ypsilanti, MI 48197 734-761-8283 · www.prisoneradvocacy.org AFSC's Michigan Criminal Justice Program advocates for over 1,500 Michigan prisoners and their families each year, building an "advocacy network" throughout the state. The program encourages dialogue among prisoners and the general public, and works for humane reform of the criminal justice system and for the rights of prisoners. Michigan prisoners may contact the program at 734-761-9796. Michigan Innocence Clinic 701 South State St · Ann Arbor, MI 48109 · 734-763-9353 www.law.umich.edu/clinical/innocenceclinic/Pages/default.aspx Accepts cases of actual innocence in Michigan; non-DNA cases only; no sentence requirements. The prisoner must not be currently represented by counsel and the crime and conviction must have occurred in Michigan. Prison Creative Arts Project 435 S State St 3187 Angell Hall · Ann Arbor, MI 48109 734-647-7673 · www.lsa.umich.edu/english/pcap The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) facilitates fine arts, creative writing, and theatre workshops in juvenile detention centers and prisons in Michigan. PCAP also organizes an annual art exhibit by Michigan prisoners, with all income going back to the artists. PCAP also publishes an annual journal of creative writing by Michigan prisoners. WMU-Cooley Law School Innocence Project 300 South Capitol Ave · Lansing, MI 48901 517-371-5140 · www.cooley.edu/clinics/innocence_project.html Accepts cases of actual innocence in Michigan; DNA cases only; must be in custody; no time requirement. As Innocence Project interns, students review case files, screen applications, investigate facts, conduct interviews, analyze cases, and represent innocent clients in court. Students assist assigned attorneys with research and pleadings for post-conviction proceedings. MINNESOTA Innocence Project of Minnesota 1536 Hewitt Ave, MS-C1973 · St Paul, MN 55104 651-523-3152 · ipmn.org The Minnesota Innocence Project investigates claims of wrongful conviction from prisoners convicted of crimes in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota where DNA or other overwhelming evidence of innocence is present. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 16 Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners Mitchell Hamline School of Law 875 Summit Ave · St Paul, MN 55105 · 651-290-6458 mitchellhamline.edu/clinics/lamp-legal-assistance-to-minnesota-prisoners Legal Assistance to Minnesota Prisoners (LAMP) provides civil representation to indigent persons incarcerated in Minnesota. Students at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law represent clients from interview through any trial. Cases include domestic relations, imprisonment-related matters (institutional grievances, parole, and detainers), and the full range of other civil problems including debtor-creditor, wills, contracts, torts, and civil rights issues. LAMP does not handle appeals for inmates to contest their convictions. MISSISSIPPI Innocence Project New Orleans 4051 Ulloa Street · New Orleans, LA 70119 504-943-1902 · www.ip-no.org Accepts cases of factual innocence from Louisiana or the following south Mississippi counties (Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jasper, Jones, Lamar, Lawrence, Lincoln, Marion, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Walthall, Wayne, Wilkinson); must be serving a life sentence or a near-life sentence with at least 10 years left to be served; direct appeal has been denied; cannot afford an attorney; is not serving a sentence on another conviction. Mississippi Innocence Project University of Mississippi School of Law PO Box 1848 · University, MS 38677 662-915-5207 · innocenceproject.olemiss.edu The Project currently accepts applications for legal representation from prisoners convicted in Mississippi who believe that they may have a claim of actual innocence. The Project only reviews cases from central and north Mississippi counties-excluding 30 south Mississippi counties served by the Innocence Project New Orleans (see LOUISIANA listing). The Project only accepts application requests directly from prisoners and only by mail. Mississippi Reentry Guide c/o Foundation for the Mid South · 134 E Amite St · Jackson, MS 39201 601-355-8167 · www.msreentryguide.com This 196-page Mississippi Reentry Guide is intended to provide essential information and resources about services to ex-offenders and those that support them. Their goal is to ensure that those leaving incarceration will have an easier and more successful transition back into their community. Write to the above address for a copy. MISSOURI Midwest Innocence Project 605 W 47th St, Suite 222 · Kansas City, MO 64113 816-221-2166 · www.themip.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in AR, IA, KS, MO, and NE; must have more than 10 years left to serve on his/her sentence, and/or the applicant must register as a sex offender; is not currently represented by an attorney; and has NOT received the death penalty. MONTANA Montana Innocence Project PO Box 7607 · Missoula, MT 59807 406-544-6698 · www.mtinnocenceproject.org Accepts DNA and non-DNA cases. Prisoners must have been convicted of a felony crime in a Montana state or federal court; must have completed trial, sentencing and direct appeals; must not currently be represented by an attorney. Priority is given to cases where convincing and corroborating evidence can establish actual innocence. NEBRASKA Midwest Innocence Project 605 W 47th St, Suite 222 · Kansas City, MO 64113 816-221-2166 · www.themip.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in AR, IA, KS, MO, and NE; must have more than 10 years left to serve on his/her sentence, and/or the applicant must register as a sex offender; is not currently represented by an attorney; and has NOT received the death penalty. Nebraska Innocence Project PO Box 24183 · Omaha, NE 68124 402-341-7194 · www.nebraskainnocenceproject.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Nebraska; DNA cases only; will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome and child abuse cases (with DNA); no sentence requirements. NEVADA Rocky Mountain Innocence Center 358 South 700 East, B235 Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-355-1888 · rminnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Nevada, Wyoming or Utah; DNA and non-DNA cases; seven or more years left to serve on sentence; must be completely innocent; significant new evidence must be available to prove the prisoner’s innocence. NEW JERSEY NJ Office of the Corrections Ombudsman P0 Box 855 · Trenton, NJ 08625 609-633-2596 · www.state.nj.us/correctionsombudsman The Office of the Corrections Ombudsman provides a mechanism for the continuing resolution of issues, problems or complaints of state sentenced prisoners within New Jersey's Correctional System regarding their living conditions and treatment. Prisoners in NJ institutions may call the Ombudsman toll-free at 555-555-5555. The Last Resort Exoneration Project Seton Hall University School of Law One Newark Center · Newark, NJ 07102 · 973-642-8500 law.shu.edu/ProgramsCenters/PublicIntGovServ/ExonerationProject The Last Resort Exoneration Project offers free (pro bono) investigative and legal services to the convicted innocent of New Jersey who have plausible and substantial claim of actual innocence, and are willing to cooperate with requests aimed at discovering the truth. If an applicant appears to us to have a legitimate basis for claiming that he or she is factually innocent, they will undertake an independent review of the facts of the case and all surrounding circumstances. NEW HAMPSHIRE Mettanokit Outreach Attn: Medicine Story 173 Merriam Hill Rd · Greenville, NH 03048 603-878-2310 · www.circleway.org Mettanokit is a non-profit learning center and service organization working for a more human society based on the old values of cooperation and equality and the closeness and caring found in our elder tribal societies. Part of their program is offering Native circles in prisons, with 10 of these circles currently in New England prisons. Description of these may be found in the book Ending Violent Crime. Descriptions of the Native American traditions that provide an understanding for much of this work may be found in the book Return to Creation. Write for further information and list of books for sale. New England Innocence Project 120 Tremont St, Suite 735 Boston, MA 02108 857-277-7685 · www.newenglandinnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. NEW MEXICO Innocence and Justice Project This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 17 1117 Stanford NE, MSCII 6070 University of New Mexico School of Law Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 505-277-2671 · lawschool.unm.edu/ijp Cases accepted: Cases of actual innocence in New Mexico; DNA and nonDNA cases; no sentence requirements. NEW YORK Bard Prison Initiative Bard College PO Box 5000 · Annandale-on-Hudson, NY 12504-5000 845-758-7308 · bpi.bard.edu The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women at Bayview, Eastern, Elmira, Green Haven, and Woodbourne Correctional Facilities to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences. BPI enrolls nearly 300 incarcerated men and women across a full spectrum of academic disciplines, and offers over 60 courses each semester. People in select New York State prisons may apply and are selected based on their ambition and willingness to work hard. To apply, one must have a high school diploma or its equivalent. Admission to BPI is highly competitive - typically there are ten applications for each available spot. Many gain admission after more than one application. The admissions process involves both a written exam and a personal interview. Connections 2017 The New York Public Library, Correctional Library Services 455 Fifth Ave, 6th floor · New York, NY 10016 · 212-592-7553 www.nypl.org/help/community-outreach/correctional-services The NYPL's Correctional Library Services publishes Connections 2017 (314 pages), an annual guide and directory of resources in New York City available to help people when they are leaving correctional facilities. The guidebook is free to those incarcerated in New York State prisons and local jails, with mailed copies prioritized for soon-to-be-released individuals. A Spanish translation of the 2015 edition is available as a PDF file only. Spanish speakers who are incarcerated can request up to 40 printed pages at a time of Conexiones 2015, to be sent via mail. Aquí encontrará una traducción al español disponible como un archivo PDF. Personas que están encarceladas pueden solicitar hasta 40 páginas impresas de "Conexiones 2015" a la vez (que se enviarán por carta), escribiendo a: NYPL Correctional Services, 445 Fifth Ave, NY, NY 10016. Cornell Prison Education Program 115 Day Hall · Ithaca, NY 14853 607-255-9091 · cpep.cornell.edu The Cornell Prison Education Program brings together Cornell faculty and graduate students to teach a free college-level liberal arts curriculum to a select group of inmates at Auburn Correctional Facility and Cayuga Correctional Facility. Correctional Association of New York 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Bl, Suite 200 · New York, NY 10027 212-254-5700 · www.correctionalassociation.org Founded in 1844, the Correctional Association of New York (CA) is an independent non-profit organization that advocates for a more humane and effective criminal justice system and a more just and equitable society. CA has several working projects, including the Coalition for Women Prisoners, the Drop the Rock Coalition (downsizing the prison system), Release Aging People in Prison Campaign, and the Juvenile Justice Coalition. Edwin Gould Services for Children Incarcerated Mothers Program 151 Lawrence St, 5th Floor · Brooklyn, NY 11201 212-437-3500 · egscf.org Sponsors the Incarcerated Mothers Program, a specially designed preventive program that addresses the needs of mothers parenting their children from prison in New York with the goal of preventing foster care placement by assisting women and their children during and after the time of arrest; court; jail; and as they return to the community. IMP provides advocacy, foster care prevention, counseling, and vocational training, and also offers prison-based parenting groups serving fathers. Fortune Society 29-76 Northern Bl · Long Island City, NY 11101 212-691-7554 · www.fortunesociety.org The Fortune Society’s vision is to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. They do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision. Their continuum of care, informed and implemented by professionals with cultural backgrounds and life experiences similar to those of their clients, helps ensure each client's success. The Fortune Society serves approximately 4,500 men and women annually via three primary New York City-area locations: their service center in Long Island City, and both the Fortune Academy and Castle Gardens in West Harlem. Also publishes the Fortune News twice per year, which is free to those incarcerated in NY. Hour Children 36-11 12th St · Long Island City, NY 11106 718-433-4724 · www.hourchildren.org Mission is to support incarcerated mothers and their children. Provides resources and services outside and inside New York state prisons only. Also provides services in Spanish (también ofrece servicios en español). Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison PO Box 862 · Ossining, NY 10562 914-941-0794 · www.hudsonlink.org College courses are offered to prisoners at Fishkill, Sing Sing and Sullivan Correctional Facilities for Men and Taconic Correctional Facility for Women, with the following degrees offered: Associates Degree in Liberal Arts, Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees in Behavioral Science, and Bachelor Degree in Organizational Management. And to ensure a successful transition to life after prison, Hudson Link partners with reentry organizations to provide supportive services for their alumni. The Hudson Link Alumni Office also provides job readiness skills including resume writing, job search assistance, interview attire, laptops, professional mentoring and internship opportunities. Legal Action Center 225 Varick St, 4th Floor New York, NY 10014 212-243-1313 · www.lac.org The Legal Action Center’s mission is to assist New York state residents to fight discrimination against those with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas. Write for list of publications. Legal Aid Society Prisoner's Rights Project 199 Water St · New York, NY 10038 212-577-3300 · www.legalaid.org/en/civil/civilpractice/prisonersrightsproject.aspx The Prisoner’s Rights Project (PRP) protects and enforces the legal rights of New York City and New York State prisoners through litigation, advice, and assistance to individual prisoners. PRP does not deal with prisoners’ criminal cases or sentences or matters related to parole. New York State Prisoner Justice Coalition 33 Central Ave · Albany, NY 12210 518-434-4037 · www.nysprisonerjustice.org Publishes the NY State Prisoner Justice Network Directory, a free 16-page directory of over 100 NY justice and prisoner support organizations. Pace Post-Conviction Project Pace University Law School 78 North Broadway · White Plains, NY 10603 914-422-4230 · lawweb.pace.edu/jjls/clinic.html Law school students at Pace Univ. investigate cases of actual innocence from Westchester County and New York City; DNA and non-DNA cases. Prisoner Reentry Institute John Jay College of Criminal Law 524 W 59th St, Rm 609B · New York, NY 10019 This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 18 212-393-6435 · johnjaypri.org The Prisoner Reentry Institute (PRI) of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice with the mission of supporting the successful reentry of justiceinvolved people back into communities. PRI regularly produces studies and publications made available for prisoners, including the Guide to Continuing Your Education after Prison (2015 Ed). PRI also offers higher education to prisoners in New York, such as its "Prison to College pipeline" program which offers college classes at Otisville Correctional Facility, and runs the New York Justice Corps, a higher education prep and work readiness program for justice-involved youth. Prisoners' Legal Services of New York 41 State St, Suite M112 · Albany, NY 12207 518-445-6053 · www.plsny.org PLSNY provides free legal services to New York State prisoners. Also publishes Pro Se Newsletter six times per year for prisoners in New York State prisons, providing information and analysis on recent developments in prison law. To subscribe, send a request with prisoner's name, DIN number, and facility to: Pro Se, 114 Prospect St, Ithaca, NY 14850. Past issues of Pro Se from 2002-2016 are downloadable from their website. Reinvestigation Project Office of the Appellate Defender 11 Park Place, Suite · 1601 New York, NY 10007 212-402-4100 · oadnyc.org/reinvestigation-project Accepts cases of actual innocence for felony convictions in Manhattan and the Bronx. The client is assigned to OAD on appeal; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements. Cases are randomly assigned by the court, and consist of indigent defendants who were convicted in the Bronx and Manhattan. At this time, the Reinvestigation Project is not funded to accept cases that have not been assigned to the office on direct appeal. Sylvia Rivera Law Project 147 West 24th St, 5th Floor · New York, NY 10011 212-337-8550 x303 · www.srlp.org Provides free legal services to released prisoners who are transgender, intersex, gender nonconforming people who are low-income, and/or people of color. They specialize in providing assistance on name changes, identity documents, public benefits, immigration, shelter and more. Available only in NY and surrounding areas. The Exoneration Initiative 233 Broadway, Suite 2370 · New York, NY 10279 212-965-9335 · exonerationinitiative.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in New York; DNA and non-DNA cases (specializes in non-DNA); no sentence requirements. The Osborne Association 809 Westchester Ave · Bronx, NY 10455 718-707-2600 · www.osborneny.org The Osborne Association offers opportunities for individuals who have been in conflict with the law to transform their lives through innovative, effective, and replicable programs that serve the community by reducing crime and its human and economic costs. Services limited to New York prisoners and their families. Write for list of programs and services. The Osborne Association has three locations: in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Newburgh. Women's Prison Association 110 Second Ave · New York, NY 10003 646-292-7742 · www.wpaonline.org The Women's Prison Association (WPA) offers a range of services aimed at helping women in the New York City area. Their direct service network is organized in three broad areas; Residential and Family Services; Reentry Services; and neighborhood based services. Within these program areas, WPA offers Alternatives to Incarceration, Family Reunification Assistance and Family Support Services, Reentry Case Management, Assistance and Support, and Jail and Prison-Based Education and Pre-Release Services. NORTH CAROLINA Innocence and Justice Clinic Wake Forest University Law School 1834 Wake Forest Rd · Winston-Salem, NC 27109 336-758-5430 · innocence-clinic.law.wfu.edu Cases accepted: Cases of actual innocence in North Carolina; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements. North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence PO Box 52446 · Durham, NC 27717-2446 919-489-3268 · www.nccai.org/ Accepts cases of actual innocence in North Carolina; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases, and may consider child abuse cases; typically limit to those in custody, but exceptions are made. North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission Administrative Office of the Courts PO Box 2448 · Raleigh, NC 27602 919-890-1580 · www.innocencecommission-nc.gov The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission was created by the North Carolina General Assembly in 2006 and is charged with providing an independent and balanced truth-seeking forum for credible post-conviction claims of innocence in North Carolina. The Commission is separate from the appeals process. A person exonerated by the Commission process is declared innocent and cannot be retried again. North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services PO Box 25397 · Raleigh, NC 27611 919-856-2200 · www.ncpls.org/ NCPLS provides legal assistance to prisoners in the North Carolina Department of Correction ranging from advice about prisoner’s legal rights to representation in litigation in state and federal court. Cases are accepted based on referrals from attorneys as well as direct requests from prisoners or individuals acting on behalf of prisoners incapable of requesting legal assistance. The organization is divided into three teams of attorneys and paralegals: Post-Conviction, Civil, and Support Services. Prison Books Collective PO Box 625 · Carrboro, NC 27510 919-443-9238 · https://prisonbooks.info The Prison Books Collective is a Chapel Hill, NC-based anti-prison group that sends books to prisoners in Alabama and North Carolina only, maintains an extensive radical ‘zine catalog, widely distributes a monthly poster promoting political prisoner support, and publishes prisoners’ art and writing. NORTH DAKOTA Innocence Project of Minnesota 1536 Hewitt Ave, MS-C1973 St. Paul, MN 55104 651-523-3152 · ipmn.org The Minnesota Innocence Project investigates claims of wrongful conviction from prisoners convicted of crimes in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota where DNA or other overwhelming evidence of innocence is present. OHIO Ashland University 401 College Ave · Ashland, OH 44805 419-289-4142 https://www.ashland.edu/founders/programs/correctional-education Ashland University serves over 1,000 incarcerated students annually with college curriculum. The programs are offered to adult prisoners in the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, and juvenile prisoners in the Ohio Department of Youth Services. A recent emphasis has been placed on the development and delivery of online courses for the correctional programs which do not require live internet access. Athens Books to Prisoners 30 1st St · Athens, OH 45701 athensbookstoprisoners.weebly.com This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 19 Athens Books to Prisoners is a volunteer run organization that sends free books to prisoners in Ohio upon request. Ohio Innocence Project University of Cincinnati College of Law PO Box 210040 · Cincinnati, OH 45221-0040 513-556-0752 · www.law.uc.edu/oip Accepts cases of actual innocence in Ohio; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements. RedBird Books-to-Prisoners PO Box 10599 · Columbus, OH 43201 redbirdprisonaboliton.blogspot.com RedBird Prison Abolition is a group of people in Columbus OH who want to see the prison system come to an end. The all-volunteer group has no budget, substantial funding or formal mission statement. Their activities are guided by correspondence with incarcerated people because prison abolition ought to begin with the needs of those most directly affected by the system. RedBird Books-to-Prisoners is a project of RedBird Prison Abolition, dedicated to providing Ohio prisoners with free books and reading materials. Send requests by subject. Wrongful Conviction Project Office of the Ohio Public Defender 250 East Broad St, Suite 1400 · Columbus, OH 43215 614-466-5394 opd.ohio.gov/Trial-Services/Wrongful-Conviction-Project Accepts cases of actual innocence in Ohio; non-DNA cases only; prisoner is serving a lengthy prison term, and has exhausted the legal process. OKLAHOMA Oklahoma Innocence Project Oklahoma City University School of Law 800 N Harvey Ave · Oklahoma City, OK 73102 405-208-6161 · innocence.okcu.edu The Oklahoma Innocence Project accepts cases of actual innocence in Oklahoma; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements. OREGON Oregon Innocence Project PO Box 5248 · Portland, OR 97208 503-944-2270 · www.oregoninnocence.org The Oregon Innocence Project's mission is to exonerate the innocent, educate and train law students, and promote legal reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions. They provide free legal assistance to inmates convicted in an Oregon court who assert factual innocence, and where there is the possibility of proving innocence. Partnership for Safety & Justice 825 NE 20th Ave, Suite 250 · Portland, OR 97232 503-335-8449 · safetyandjustice.org Advocacy group focused on changing public safety policy in Oregon only. Publishes newsletter and Prisoner Support Directory for Oregon prisoners. Pathfinders of Oregon PO Box 3257 · Gresham, OR 97030 503-892-5396 · www.pathfindersoforegon.org Pathfinders of Oregon has several successful programs in prisons and the community, including the Center for Family Success, Children's Justice Alliance, Parenting Inside Out, Pathfinder Academy, and Living in Freedom Today, an alternative to incarceration program. PENNSYLVANIA Abolitionist Law Center PO Box 8654 · Pittsburgh, PA 15221 412-654-9070 · abolitionistlawcenter.org The Abolitionist Law Center (ALC) is a public interest law firm inspired by the struggle of political and politicized prisoners, and organized for the purpose of abolishing class and race based mass incarceration in the United States. To accomplish this goal, the ALC engages in litigation on behalf of people whose human rights have been violated in prison, produces educational programs to inform the general public about the evils of mass incarceration, and works to develop a mass movement against the American penal system by building alliances and nurturing solidarity across social divisions. AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania 1211 Chestnut St, Suite 600 · Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-587-9377 · www.aidslawpa.org The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania is a nonprofit public-interest law firm providing free legal assistance to people living with HIV and AIDS, including PA prisoners. English and Spanish spoken. Book 'Em c/o Thomas Merton Center · 5129 Penn Ave · Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-361-3022 x 4 · www.bookempgh.org Book 'Em is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization that sends free educational books and quality reading material to prisoners in Pennsylvania only. Prisoners may request books by subject. Human Rights Coalition 4134 Lancaster Ave · Philadelphia, PA 19104 267-293-9169 · www.hrcoalition.com The Human Rights Coalition (HRC) advocates for abolishment of solitary confinement in Pennsylvania prisons. They also publish the HRC Legal Pamphlet Series, other pamphlets and information letters, and the “PA Prison Directory Action Guide” (2009) (too many pages for them to print & mail, but available for download on their website). Pennsylvania Innocence Project Temple University Beasley School of Law 1515 Market St, 3rd Floor Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-204-4255 · www.innocenceprojectpa.org The Pennsylvania Innocence Project only takes on cases from factually innocent individuals who have been wrongfully convicted and exhausted their appeals. The Project takes on cases with or without DNA evidence, and will consider arson, shaken baby syndrome, and child abuse cases. Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project The Cast Iron Building 718 Arch St, Suite 304 South Philadelphia, PA 19106 215-925-2966 · www.pailp.org PILP seeks to deliver civil legal services to the institutional population in Pennsylvania, and was created and designed to meet the needs of low income residents of PA prisons, jails, hospitals, and state centers. PILP also publishes (or provides) free copies of the following publications: Prisoners' Rights Handbook, 2013, 104 pages; A Guide to Correctional Law Decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States & the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 104 pgs; 2013-2015 Criminal Justice Advocacy & Support Directory, 98 pages; A Guide to Services for PA Inmates, Victims of Crime, and Their Families; How to Change Your Name - A Self-Help Guide, 33 pages; The Grandparents' Guide to Custody & Visitation in PA; Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook, 152 pages; and Compassionate Release In Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania Prison Society 245 N Broad St, Suite 300 · Philadelphia, PA 19107-1518 215-564-4775 · www.prisonsociety.org The Pennsylvania Prison Society was founded in 1787 to fight the harsh corporal punishments of the day, and has continued to fight against mistreatment and warehousing of prisoners for the past 230 years. Their present advocacy includes promoting prison visiting, and the publishing of “Graterfriends,” a monthly publication that allows prisoners and residents to voice their opinions and concerns about criminal justice issues ($3.00 for an annual prisoner subscription). They also distribute several fact sheets, including the following pamphlets: Programs & Services Flyer (April 2016); Ban The Box (Feb 2016); Expungement (Feb 2016); Obamacare & Medicaid (July 2014); Prisoner Reentry Network (Spring 2014); The Effects of Parental Incarceration on Children; Incarcerated Women: The Whole Truth; This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 20 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); and Prisoner Voting Rights (PA). Write for further information. felony which took place in a Texas state court; and all direct appeals have been completed. RHODE ISLAND New England Innocence Project 120 Tremont St, Suite 735 · Boston, MA 02108 617-830-7685 · www.newenglandinnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. Inside Books Project c/o 12th Street Books · 827 West 12th Street · Austin, TX 78701 512-655-3121 · www.insidebooksproject.com Sends free books and literature to prisoners in Texas only. Also sends a very informative prisoner resource guide free to prisoners in all states. Send two stamps, or pre-addressed stamped envelope containing two stamps for a copy of their resource guide. SOUTH CAROLINA Palmetto Innocence Project JM McCulloch Institute · PO Box 11623 · Columbia, SC 29211 803-779-0005 The purpose of the Palmetto Innocence Project is to provide charitable pro bono legal assistance to prisoners convicted of serious crimes in South Carolina where cognizable claims of actual innocence or contentions of serious injustice in the criminal process exist. SOUTH DAKOTA Innocence Project of Minnesota 1536 Hewitt Ave, MS-C1973 · St. Paul, MN 55104 651-523-3152 · ipmn.org The Minnesota Innocence Project investigates claims of wrongful conviction from prisoners convicted of crimes in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota where DNA or other overwhelming evidence of innocence is present. South Dakota Prisoner Support Group PO Box 3285 · Rapid City, SD 57709-3285 Their purpose is to provide support to prisoners in jails and prisons and their families, and to prevent abuse of incarcerated men, woman and children. Offers referrals, links, websites, information, news, as well as share their own experiences and problems, in regards to incarcerated family members/friends. No legal advice is given. TENNESSEE Project Return 806 4th Ave South · Nashville, TN 37210 615-327-9654 · www.projectreturninc.org Project Return equips former offenders with the education, coaching, and support services necessary to gain employment and begin a new life. Project Return conducts pre-release programs in correctional facilities to prepare inmates for their release dates. TEXAS Actual Innocence Clinic University of Texas School of Law 727 E Dean Keeton St · Austin, TX 78705 512-471-1317 · https://law.utexas.edu/clinics/actual-innocence Students at the University of Texas School of Law screen and investigate claims by inmates that they are actually innocent of the offenses for which they are incarcerated. The program accepts cases of actual innocence in Texas, including DNA and non-DNA cases, with no sentence requirements. Disability Rights Texas 2222 West Braker Lane · Austin, TX 78758 512-454-4816 voice/TDD · www.drtx.org Advocacy for disabled people in Texas, including those in some correctional facilities. Write for handout: Disability Discrimination in Correctional Facilities, or Suing a Government Entity for an Injury. Innocence Project of Texas 300 Burnett St, Suite 160 · Ft. Worth, TX 76102 806-744-6525 · www.ipoftexas.org The Innocence Project of Texas can only review cases that meet the following tests: The prisoner is claiming actual innocence; the conviction is a Prison Justice League PO Box 49988 · Austin, TX 78765 512-387-0718 · prisonjusticeleague.org The Prison Justice League (PJL) amplifies the voices of prisoners and their loved ones to end mass incarceration in Texas. They address the needs of prisoners in Texas, challenge institutions of punishment and hold them accountable for their actions, and serve as a voice for prisoners and the communities most affected by the criminal justice system. Texas prisoners can reach PJL by legal mail at: PJL, Special Legal Counsel Brian McGiverin, 2221 Hancock, Drive, Austin, TX 78756. Texas Civil Rights Project 4920 N IH-35 · Austin, TX 78751 · 512-474-5073 www.texascivilrightsproject.org/programs-and-services/prisoners-rights The Texas Civil Rights Project's Prisoners’ Rights Program works to improve conditions in Texas prisons and jails through litigation and advocacy, concentrating on cases that will have broad impact by changing a policy or creating other systemic relief. Thurgood Marshall School of Law Innocence Project Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy Texas Southern University 3100 Cleburne St · Houston, TX 77004 · 713-313-1139 www.tsulaw.edu/centers/ECI/centers/criminal_justice The project only handles claims of actual innocence typically involving DNA evidence testing, mistaken identification, or that a crime never actually occurred. Thurgood Marshall law students work directly on the project and screen cases, obtain and review case histories, investigate facts, interview involved persons, write case time lines and summaries, perform case analyses, and prepare written case evaluations and pleadings. Windham School District PO Box 40 · Huntsville, TX 77342-0040 936-291-5303 · www.windhamschooldistrict.org Windham School District (WSD) provides a variety of academic classes and Career and Technical Education to prisoners incarcerated in the TDCJ. In addition to WSD programs, the Continuing Education program offers college courses and recreational activities. WSD operates schools on 90 sites serving TDCJ, with Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and Master’s Degrees offered. UTAH Rocky Mountain Innocence Center 358 South 700 East, B235 · Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-355-1888 · rminnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Nevada, Wyoming or Utah; DNA and non-DNA cases; seven or more years left to serve on sentence; must be completely innocent; significant new evidence must be available to prove the prisoner’s innocence. Utah Prisoner Advocate Network PO Box 464 · Draper, UT 84020 utahprisoneradvocate.org Utah Prisoner Advocate Network (UPAN) assists prisoners in the UDOC to solve issues with housing, medical, and other issues (no legal). They also assist families of inmates to learn how to navigate the system on their prison journeys. UPAN also publishes a monthly newsletter free to Utah prisoners. Family and friends are encouraged to visit the UPAN website (or email This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 21 UPAN), download the printable versions of their newsletters and send directly to the prisoner. actual innocence that can be proven through DNA testing or other newly discovered evidence; and have no involvement in the crime whatsoever. VERMONT New England Innocence Project 120 Tremont St, Suite 735 · Boston, MA 02108 857-277-7858 · www.newenglandinnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, and VT in which the prisoner has a claim of factual innocence; no time requirement; DNA and non-DNA cases; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. Keeping the Faith: The Prison Project The Pat Graney Company PO Box 221009 · Seattle, WA 98122 206-329-3705 · www.patgraney.org/education.html Keeping the Faith–The Prison Project serves women in Washington state prisons through dance, expository writing, visual art and performance. This program serves hundreds of women in prison as well as offering their incarcerated peers in the audience a chance to discuss topics relating to their own lives after each performance. Prisoners' Rights Office 6 Baldwin St, 4th Floor · Montpelier, VT 05633-3301 802-828-3194 · defgen.vermont.gov/research/prisoners-rights-office This section of the Vermont Office of the Defender General handles prisoners' rights cases. VIRGINIA Innocence Project at the UVA School of Law University of Virginia School of Law 580 Massie Rd · Charlottesville, VA 22901 434-924-3732 · www.innocenceprojectuva.org/contact Consider accepting cases of wrongful convictions if three criteria are met: (1) inmate must have been convicted of a crime in VA, (2) the conviction must be final, and (3) inmate is actually innocent of the crime of which he or she was convicted. If those three criteria are met, their decision whether or not to accept the case will be based upon the likelihood of being able to prove innocence, the availability of legal remedies, and their current caseload. To be considered, request their application packet. Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project George Washington University Law School Washington, DC 20052 202-994-4586 · www.exonerate.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in state or federal courts in DC, MD, and VA; DNA and non-DNA cases; no sentence requirements; arson and shaken baby syndrome cases; may consider child abuse cases. WASHINGTON Columbia Legal Services Institutions Project · 101 Yesler Way, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98104 206-382-3399 · www.columbialegal.org/advocacy/institutions-project The Institutions Project represents people confined in Washington's jails, prisons, juvenile detention facilities, mental health facilities, and facilities for people with developmental disabilities. This work has focused on conditions of confinement, discrimination, sentencing and placement, alternatives to institutionalization, and access to courts, as well as issues related to rehabilitation, re-entry, and reductions in recidivism. Freedom Education Project Puget Sound 2311 N 45th St, #178 · Seattle, WA 98105 206-729-2480 · prisonstudiesproject.org/category/washington The FEPPS program offers a rigorous college program inside the Washington Corrections Center for Women leading to an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree. The classes are taught by professors from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma Community College, Evergreen State College, University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University. Innocence Project Northwest University of Washington School of Law PO Box 85110 · Seattle, WA 89145-1110 206-616-8792 · www.ipnw.org In order to qualify for representation, a prisoner must: Be wrongly convicted of crimes in Washington; be unable to afford counsel; no longer have the right to appointed counsel; have completed the direct appeals process; have at least three years of prison time remaining to be served; have a claim of University Beyond Bars PO Box 31525 · Seattle, WA 98103 425-339-8229 · www.universitybeyondbars.org Prisoners who have earned their GEDs can choose from two educational pathways in UBB: a certificate pathway and a college pathway. The former offers a varied menu of not-for-credit courses; the latter offers college courses for credit through Seattle Central College, primarily at the associate degree level. UBB also offers gateway college preparatory courses in math and English and a twice monthly Arts & Lectures series open to all prisoners. The prisons served at present are the Washington State Reformatory and the Minimum Security Unit, at Monroe Complex. WEST VIRGINIA West Virginia Innocence Project West Virginia University College of Law PO Box 6130 · Morgantown, WV 26505-6130 304-293-7294 · wvinnocenceproject.wvu.edu Accepts cases of actual innocence in West Virginia; DNA and non-DNA cases; three or more years left to serve; will consider arson and shaken baby syndrome cases. WISCONSIN Family Law Project University of Wisconsin Law School 975 Bascom Mall · Madison, WI 53706 608-262-1002 · www.law.wisc.edu/fjr/flp Wisconsin Law students work under experienced family law attorneys to provide information and represent prison inmates and caregivers in their family law matters including divorces, paternity actions, child support modifications, child placement, visitation and guardianship. Wisconsin Books to Prisoners Project Rainbow Books Store Cooperative 426 W Gilam St · Madison, WI 53703 608-257-6050 · www.peoplesbookscoop.org/books-to-prisoners small, all-volunteer, non-profit organization that sends books free of charge to state and federal prisoners in Wisconsin. Request by subject. Wisconsin Innocence Project University of Wisconsin Madison 975 Bascom Mall · Madison, WI 53706-1399 608-265-1160 · https://law.wisc.edu/fjr/clinicals/ip/representation.html See entry on page four, under NATIONWIDE ORGANIZATIONS AND RESOURCES. WYOMING Rocky Mountain Innocence Center 358 South 700 East, B235 · Salt Lake City, UT 84102 801-355-1888 · rminnocence.org Accepts cases of actual innocence in Nevada, Wyoming or Utah; DNA and non-DNA cases; seven or more years left to serve on sentence; must be completely innocent; significant new evidence must be available to prove the prisoner’s innocence. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 22 PARC Recommended Legal and Educational Books (all books are paperbound) A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Attn: JLM Order · 435 West 116th Street · New York, NY 10027 212-854-1601 · www3.law.columbia.edu/hrlr/jlm A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (10th Ed, 2014, 1288 pages, $30) is a handbook of legal rights and procedures designed to inform prisoners of their rights and how use to judicial process to secure these rights on both the federal and state level, with an emphasis on New York State law. The additional Immigration & Consular Access Supplement (102 pages) contains information about the immigration law consequences of criminal convictions for people who are not U.S. Citizens. The JLM is $30 if shipped directly to prisoners; $105 for all others. The Supplement is $5 for prisoners, $22 for all others. Please note the JLM is available free by individual chapter if downloaded from the above-listed website by an outside source, printed out, and mailed to the prisoner. Prisoners may also directly order up to three chapters of the 9th Edition of JLM for free. Please note that the 9th Edition was published in 2011 and is not the most recent edition, thus it may contain information that is out of date and no longer accurate. To obtain the order form for the three free chapters, send a pre-addressed stamped envelope to the above address. The 11th edition of the JLM is due out later in 2017. Battling the Administration: An Inmate’s Guide to a Successful Lawsuit Wynword Press · PO Box 557 · Bonners Ferry, ID 83805 208-267-0817 · www.wynwordpress.com/shop/battling-the-administration Battling the Administration (David J. Meister, April 2014, 566 pages, $34.95 +$5 S&H) is a self-help manual that guides readers through the complex U.S. civil court system, teaches them how to pursue a lawsuit in the face of the constraints imposed by incarceration, and enables a successful outcome for the prisoner's civil rights lawsuit. The book includes extensive case-law citations and advice on organizing, investigating and prosecuting a case. Know your civil rights and how to defend them in court. California State Prisoner's Handbook 440 Tesconi Circle ChromaGraphics · Santa Rosa, CA 95401 800-630-4104 · prisonlaw.com/resources/prisoner-handbook California State Prisoners Handbook (Heather MacKay & Prison Law Office, 4th Ed, 2008, 1100 pages), is $40 if shipped directly to prisoners or parolees, $182 for all others (including the 2014 supplement). All orders include sales tax and shipping. The Handbook discusses in detail the laws governing prisoner rights and the policies and practices of the CDCR. The Handbook also includes numerous sample forms and model pleadings. The 17 chapters cover: Administrative Appeals, Rights of Prisoners, Classification and Transfers, Determinate Sentences, Time Credits and Release Dates, Life Prisoners, Disciplinary Violations and Segregation, Medical and Mental Health Care, Detainers and Extradition, Early and Temporary Releases and Special Prison Programs, Parole, MDO and SVP Commitments, Workers Compensation and Other Benefits, Immigration Issues for Noncitizen Prisoners, Writs of Habeas Corpus and Mandate, Federal Civil Rights and State Tort Law Actions, Direct Appeals of Convictions, Legal Research and Writing. PLEASE NOTE: This book is offered to prisoners and parolees at a special subsidized price. Those who are not a prisoner or parolee (or are not purchasing the book for shipping directly to a prisoner or parolee) must pay the regular price. Federal Prison Handbook Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/federal-prison-handbook The Federal Prison Handbook (Christopher Zoukis, 2016, 491 pages, $49.95 +$6 S&H) is the definitive guide to surviving incarceration in a federal prison. This handbook teaches individuals facing incarceration, prisoners who are already inside, and their friends and family everything they need to know to protect themselves and their rights. The thorough information was compiled by someone who has first-hand experience with the federal prison system, as Zoukis is an advocate currently serving time at a federal prison. His insider’s view of this unknown world guides inmates through the mental stresses of confinement. Importantly, this text provides detailed instructions on how prisoners can protect their rights. Importantly, this text provides detailed instructions on how prisoners can protect their rights. The author is a college-educated prisoner who has fought extensively to preserve his rights and the rights of other prisoners. Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of Criminal Procedure Georgetown Law Office of Journal Administration - ARCP · 600 New Jersey Avenue NW · Washington, DC 20001-2075 202-662-9457 · https://www.law.georgetown.edu/academics/law-journals/subscribe/arcp/inmates.cfm The Georgetown Law Journal Annual Review of Criminal Procedure (ARCP) (46th Ed, July 2017, 1000+ pages) is $25 if shipped directly to prisoners, $85 for all others. The ARCP provides readers with objective, concise and accurate overview of criminal procedure and recent case-law decisions in the United States Supreme Court and each of the 12 Federal Circuit Courts. The $25 discounted rate is only honored for orders sent directly to correctional facilities. Refunds are not available. Orders are shipped USPS, so please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery. Tax must be included if shipping to DC (5.75%), VA (5.0%), MD (6%), NY (7.0%), TN (7% state & 2.25% local) and PA (6.0% or 7.0% if sent to Philadelphia or Allegheny County.) Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook National Lawyers Guild · 132 Nassau St, Rm 922 · New York, NY 10038 212-679-6018 · www.nlg.org/jailhouse-lawyers-handbook The Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook (5th Ed, 2010, 158 pages, $2) published jointly by the National Lawyers Guild and the Center for Constitutional Rights, explains how a prisoner can start a lawsuit in federal court to fight against mistreatment and bad conditions in prison. To receive a paperbound copy, mail $2.00 in money order, stamps, or check to the above address. Please note the Handbook is available free if downloaded from their website (jailhouselaw.org/) by an outside source, printed out, and mailed to the prisoner. List of chapter headings: (1) Introduction; (2) Your Legal Options; (3) Your Rights in Prison; (4) Structuring Your Lawsuit; (5) How to Start Your Lawsuit; (6) Legal System & Research; (7) The Legal System and Legal Research; and 12 appendices. Donations of $2 (or more) help offset postage and shipping and are greatly appreciated. Also available through PILP (see page 19). This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 23 Prison Education Guide Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/prison-education-guide Prison Education Guide (Christopher Zoukis, 2016, 280 pages, $49.95 + $6 S&H) is the most comprehensive guide to correspondence programs for prisoners available today. This exceptional book provides the reader with step-by-step instructions to find the right educational program, enroll in courses and complete classes to meet their academic goals. It is perfect for the incarcerated student who lacks Internet access or the ability to attend education classes in person. Prison Education Guide includes a detailed analysis of the quality, cost, and course offerings of all college correspondence programs available to prisoners. In a time when so many academic opportunities in prisons have been eliminated, this book is an invaluable reentry tool for prisoners who seek to further their education while incarcerated, and to help them prepare for life and work following their release. Prisoners' Self Help Litigation Manual Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/prisoners-self-help-litigation-manual-4th-edition The Prisoners' Self-Help Litigation Manual (John Boston & Dan Manville, 4th Ed, 2010, 960 pages, $39.95 + $6 S&H) is an indispensable guide for prisoners and prisoner advocates seeking to understand the rights guaranteed to prisoners by law and how to protect those rights. Clear, comprehensive, practical advice provides prisoners with everything they need to know on conditions of confinement, civil liberties in prison, procedural due process, the legal system, how to litigate, conducting effective legal research, and writing legal documents. Written by two legal and penitentiary experts with intimate knowledge of prisoner's rights and legal aid work, authors John Boston and Daniel E. Manville strategically focus on federal constitutional law, providing prisoners and those wishing to assist them with the most important legal information. Protecting Your Health and Safety: A Litigation Guide For Inmates Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/protecting-your-health-and-safety-a-litigation-guide-for-inmates Protecting Your Health & Safety (Robert E. Toone, 2nd Ed, 2009, 325 pages, $10 + $6 S&H) is an easy to read, plain language guide prisoners can use to identify and litigate federal civil rights claims against prison officials. Over 100 pages are dedicated to the different kinds of constitutional and statutory violations prisoners frequently encounter while incarcerated. Topics discussed include the First to Fourteenth Amendments, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Rehabilitation Act. Each issue, whether it may be First Amendment retaliation or a violation of the Equal Protection Clause, is addressed in laymen’s terms and supported by case citations from federal district courts, federal courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court. Difficult concepts like deliberate indifference are simplified in just seven pages, giving you what you need to know to make out a cognizable Eighth Amendment claim. Another 130 pages discuss how to write a complaint, seek in forma pauperis status, ask for appointment of counsel, respond to motions to dismiss and motions for summary judgment, conduct discovery, and even present your case at trial. Even procedural issues such as exhaustion of administrative remedies are addressed, helping to avoid dismissal at the pleading stage. A glossary of commonly used legal terms is also included, along with a directory listing where to file a federal civil rights suit in each judicial district. The Disciplinary Self-Help Litigation Manual Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/disciplinary-self-help-litigation-manual The Disciplinary Self-Help Litigation Manual (Dan Manville, 2nd Ed, 2015, 368 pages, $49.95 + $6 S&H) is designed to inform prisoners of their rights when faced with the consequences of a disciplinary hearing. This authoritative and comprehensive work educates prisoners about their rights throughout this process and helps guide them at all stages, from administrative hearing through litigation. This invaluable how-to guide offers step by step information for both state and federal prisoners and includes a 50 state analysis of relevant case law. The Habeas Citebook: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 561-360-2523 · https://www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/the-habeas-citebook-ineffective-assistance-of-counsel The Habeas Citebook (Brandon Sample, 2016, 275 pages, $49.95 +$6 S&H) is a much-needed tool for prisoners who are forced to seek relief on their own. The book is thorough, but simple and readable. It starts with a well-organized listing of hundreds of different types of ineffective assistance of counsel, set forth in the form of citations to court rulings - a novel approach that not only acts as a springboard for further research but also saves the prisoner countless hours of preliminary research. The book is also practical and useful. It provides invaluable resources, including templates and forms, that explain what, when, where and how to file for habeas relief. It contains readable summaries of the relevant laws and rules and plain-English explanations of some of the inherently mystifying concepts of habeas law, such as “procedural default” and “certificates of appealability” and the “AEDPA.” It includes practical advice on what to do and what not to do on issues such as identifying and selecting the claims to be argued; seeking discovery and evidentiary hearings; and seeking the appointment of counsel. And the book consistently offers critical insights on winning court strategies. Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners v. the U.S.A. Prison Legal News · PO Box 1151 · Lake Worth, FL 33460 · 561-360-2523 www.prisonlegalnews.org/store/products/jailhouse-lawyers-prisoners-defending-prisoners-v-the-usa In Jailhouse Lawyers (Mumia Abu-Jamal, 2009, 280 pages, $16.95 + $6 S&H),Prison Legal News columnist, award-winning journalist and death-row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal presents the stories and reflections of fellow prisoners-turned-advocates who have learned to use the court system to represent other prisoners—many uneducated or illiterate—and in some cases, to win their freedom. In Mumia's words, "This is the story of law learned, not in the ivory towers of multi-billion-dollar endowed universities [but] in the bowels of the slave-ship, in the hidden, dank dungeons of America It is law learned in a stew of bitterness, under the constant threat of violence, in places where millions of people live, but millions of others wish to ignore or forget. It is law written with stubs of pencils, or with four-inch-long rubberized flex-pens, with grit, glimmerings of brilliance, and with clear knowledge that retaliation is right outside the cell door. It is a different perspective on the law, written from the bottom, with a faint hope that a right may be wronged, an injustice redressed. It is Hard Law." This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates. PARC National Prisoner Resource Directory – June 2018 24 Selected excerpts from the UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MINIMUM RULES FOR THE TREATMENT OF PRISONERS (the Nelson Mandela Rules) United Nations Congress on the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, held at Geneva 1955, approved 1957. Revised and reapproved on May 22, 2015 as 122 individual rules, renamed the “Nelson Mandela Rules.” (Full set of all 122 Mandela Rules is 40 pages, available for download at: www.penalreform.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/MANDELA-RULES.pdf. According to letters from our readers, the UN will not send free copies.) Basic Principles • All prisoners shall be treated with the respect due to their inherent dignity and value as human beings. No prisoner shall be subjected to, and all prisoners shall be protected from, torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, for which no circumstances whatsoever may be invoked as a justification. Books • Every prison shall have a library for the use of all categories of prisoners, adequately stocked with both recreational and instructional books, and prisoners shall be encouraged to make full use of it. Contacts with the Outside World • Prisoners shall be allowed, under necessary supervision, to communicate with their family and friends at regular intervals: By corresponding in writing and using, where available, telecommunication, electronic, digital and other means; and, By receiving visits. • Prisoners should have access to effective legal aid. • Prisoners who are foreign nationals shall be allowed reasonable facilities to communicate with the diplomatic and consular representatives of the State to which they belong. • Prisoners shall be allocated, to the extent possible, to prisons close to their homes or their places of social rehabilitation. Education and Recreation • Provision shall be made for the further education of all prisoners capable of profiting thereby. • So far as practicable, the education of prisoners shall be integrated with the educational system of the country so that after their release they may continue their education without difficulty Exercise and Sport • Every prisoner who is not employed in outdoor work shall have at least one hour of suitable exercise in the open air daily if the weather permits. • Young prisoners and others of suitable age and physique are to receive physical and recreational training during the period of exercise. Food • Every prisoner shall be provided by the prison administration at the usual hours with food of nutritional value adequate for health and strength, of wholesome quality and well prepared and served. Health-Care Services • Prisoners should enjoy the same standards of health care that are available in the community, and should have access to necessary health-care services free of charge without discrimination on the grounds of their legal status. • All prisons shall ensure prompt access to medical attention in urgent cases. Prisoners who require specialized treatment or surgery shall be transferred to specialized institutions or to civil hospitals. • Clinical decisions may only be taken by the responsible health-care professionals and may not be overruled or ignored by non-medical prison staff. • In women’s prisons, there shall be special accommodation for all necessary prenatal and postnatal care and treatment. Arrangements shall be made wherever practicable for children to be born in a hospital outside the prison. Information to and Complaints by Prisoners • Every prisoner shall be allowed to make a request or complaint regarding his or her treatment, without censorship as to substance, to the central prison administration and to the judicial or other competent authorities, including those vested with reviewing or remedial power. • Every request or complaint shall be promptly dealt with and replied to without delay. • A prisoner must not be exposed to any risk of retaliation, intimidation or other negative consequences as a result of having submitted a request or complaint. • Allegations of torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners shall be dealt with immediately and shall result in a prompt and impartial investigation conducted by an independent national authority. Institutional Personnel • All prison staff shall possess an adequate standard of education and shall be given the ability and means to carry out their duties in a professional manner. Instruments of Restraint • The use of chains, irons or other instruments of restraint which are inherently degrading or painful shall be prohibited. Restrictions, Discipline and Sanctions • In no circumstances may restrictions or disciplinary sanctions amount to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. The following practices, in particular, shall be prohibited: Indefinite solitary confinement; Prolonged solitary confinement; Placement of a prisoner in a dark or constantly lit cell; Corporal punishment or the reduction of a prisoner’s diet or drinking water; Collective punishment. Searches of Prisoners and Cells • Searches shall be conducted in a manner that is respectful of the inherent human dignity and privacy of the individual being searched, as well as the principles of proportionality, legality and necessity. • Searches shall not be used to harass, intimidate or unnecessarily intrude upon a prisoner’s privacy. • Prisoners shall have access to, or be allowed to keep in their possession without access by the prison administration, documents relating to their legal proceedings. This 24-page resource directory has been published by the Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland, CA, 94612, 510-893-4648. If included, please mail back the evaluation form with any updates.