Resources

Other Books-to-Prison Programs:

  • Click here for a comprehensive list of programs and states they serve

Guides for Formerly and Currently Incarcerated Individuals:

  • Connections 2016: A resource guide published by the New York Public Library for formerly incarcerated people coming home to New York City
  • Prison Activist Resource Center’s Resource Guide: A database/PDF list of advocacy organizations, community organizations, prison literature and arts projects, family and visiting resources, health care and legal resources, parole and pre-release resources, and prison abolition groups
  • We the People Legal Primer: A popular basic legal resource for people in prison published by the Prison Book Program in Quincy, MA
  • Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook: Published by the Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild, explains explains how an incarcerated person can start a lawsuit in federal court and how to fight against mistreatment and bad conditions in prison
  • Prison Legal News books and subscriptions page: Contains many publications to order that would be of great interest to people in prison as well as workers in the legal or prison advocacy field; includes digital access to Prison Legal News magazine
  • Prison Law Office: Legal resource guide mainly for CA prisoners, focusing on constitutional rights behind bars

Learn More About the Prison Industrial Complex:

  • Prison Radio: Commentaries from Mumia Abu-Jamal and other incarcerated people
  • The Real Cost of Prison’s Project: Brings together justice activists, artists, researchers and women and men directly experiencing the impact of mass criminalization who are working to end the carceral state
  • The Marshall Project: A journalism organization covering in-depth stories about and from the perspectives of the lives affected by the U.S. criminal justice system
  • The Sentencing Project: Has worked for a fair and effective U.S. criminal justice system for 30 years by promoting reforms in sentencing policy, addressing unjust racial disparities and practices, and advocating for alternatives to incarceration
  • Prison Policy Initiative: A clearinghouse of research on mass incarceration, the Prison Policy Initiative documents the impacts of mass incarceration on individuals, communities, and our national welfare to empower the public to improve criminal justice policy