Prison Legal News (PLN), a project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center, is a 72-page monthly magazine that reports on criminal justice issues and prison and jail-related civil litigation, with an emphasis on prisoners' rights.
Conditions of Confinement and Support for Prisoners
A 45-year old interfaith nationwide volunteer program that arranges for visitations to imprisoned people in federal and military prisons.
From the website:" Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) is a volunteer visitation program to federal and military prisoners throughout the United States. Our priority is to visit those prisoners who:
do not ordinarily receive visits from family and friends,
want or need visits,
are in solitary confinement,
on death row, or
are serving long sentences.
Our purpose is to provide prisoners with regular, face-to-face, contact from the world outside of prison to help them cope with prison life and prepare for a successful re-entry into society."
19102 Philadelphia , PA
From the website: "Restoration Project, Florence is a growing network of people both in and outside of immigration detention centers in Florence and Eloy, Arizona.
"We grew out of the work of the Restoration Project, Tucson. We work in partnership with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project to offer friendship and community support to some of their clients.
85701 Tucson , AZ
Dennis Childs argues that the incarceration of black people and other historically repressed groups in chain gangs, peon camps, prison plantations, and penitentiaries represents a ghostly perpetuation of chattel slavery. He exposes how the Thirteenth Amendment’s exception clause—allowing for enslavement as “punishment for a crime”—has inaugurated forms of racial capitalist misogynist incarceration that serve as haunting returns of conditions Africans endured in the barracoons and slave ship holds of the Middle Passage, on plantations, and in chattel slavery.
A web-based project highlighting first-hand accounts, research, and news relating to solitary confinement in the U.S.
The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is an Atlanta-based public interest law firm. They represent people on death row in Georgia and Alabama, poor people accused of crimes, and others who are the most vulnerable within the criminal justice system. They also adovcate and lobby for reforms at the state level.
30303 Atlanta , GA
A Shadow Report Submitted for the November 2014 Review by the United Nations Committee Against Torture of US compliance with the UN Convention Against Torture
This report summarizes findings of a controlled study that demonstrated that returning prisoners who had experienced AVP performed better each year for three years both in recidivism and in the rate of return to prison for any reason.
Inside-Out programs bring college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers in a seminar behind prison walls.