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Just Detention International
3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340
Los Angeles, CA 90010
A health and human rights organization that seeks to end sexual abuse in all forms of detention. Offers a Resource Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse Behind Bars, a state-by-state guide to legal and psychological counseling 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.

National Clearing House in Defense of Battered Women
125 S. 9th St., Suite 302
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Information, referrals and legal assistance for battered women. Works a lot with prisoners. Free newsletter.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
PO Box 18749
Denver, CO 80218
Lots of info and resources. Free newsletter.

Network for Battered Lesbians/La Red
PO Box 6011
Boston, MA 02114
617.423.SAFE
Free information and resources

Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
(800) 656-HOPE
Free crisis line.

Survivors of Incest Anonymous
World Service Office
PO Box 190
Benson, MD 21018
Organization for sexual abuse survivors using the 12 step method. Free literature.


891 packages so far in 2021

Packages carrying books of all kinds and composition books to women and trans people locked up across the country! (In 2020—with our capacity drastically cut due to COVID-19 precautions—we sent 1,964 packages. In 2019, we sent 5,117 packages; in 2018, 4,852.) Big, big thanks to all our supporters because we couldn’t do it without you, especially in this most difficult time. (updated June 14, 2021)

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