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California Coalition for Women Prisoners
A great site for news, articles, and resources related to women in prison. Read online issues of The Fire Inside, a quarterly publication dedicated to providing a space for women prisoners and their supporters to communicate with each other and the broader public about the issues and experiences women prisoners face through articles, art and poetry.

Critical Resistance
1904 Franklin Street, Suite 504
Oakland, CA 94612
Group working to end human rights abuses in California prisons. Newsletter and advocacy.

Partnership for Safety and Justice 
825 NE 20th Ave., #250
Portland, OR 97232
503.335.8449
Works with people convicted of crime, survivors of crime, and the families of both to advocate for policies that make Oregon’s approach to public safety more effective and more just.

Prison Activist Resource Center
PO Box 339
Berkeley, CA 94701
Does advocacy and prison support work. Free resources packet for prisoners.

Prison Policy Initiative
PO Box 127
Northampton Mass. 01061
Researches, documents, publicizes and organizes around how mass criminalization undermines our national welfare and to change the debate about the U.S. criminal justice system. Offers a wealth of solid information on the website.

The Sentencing Project
514-10th street NW Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20004
Works to change sentencing laws and incarceration to deal with society’s problems. Low cost pamphlets on various prison issues.

 

 

 

 

 

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