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Resources for Currently Incarcerated 

Holding Hands

Incarcerated Women

Click here to access resources for currently incarcerated women.


Death Penalty 

Click here to access resources for those facing the death penalty.

Rainbow flag

Incarcerated LGBTQ+

Click here to access resources for currently incarcerated LGBTQ+.

Stethoscope on the Cardiogram

AIDS/Hepatitis C Health Care 

Click here to access resources on AIDS, Hepatitis C, etc.

Organizations with Newsletters


Prison Resource Guide c/o PARC

P.O. Box 70447, Oakland, CA 94612


Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition News

1904 Franklin Street, Suite 507, Oakland, CA 94612


California Prison  Focus 

1904 Franklin Street, Ste. 507, Oakland, CA 94612

Support Group

Sentencing & Justice Reform Advocacy

Reading the Paper

Prison Legal News

P.O. Box 1151, Lake Worth, Florida 33460

Women in the Street

The Fire Inside c/o Cali Coalition for Women Prisoners

1540 Market Street, Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94103


Abolitionist Newspaper c/o Critical Resistance

1904 Franklin Street, Ste. 507, Oakland, CA 94612

Self-Help Legal Resources


Human Rights Pen Pal Program 

Letter writing between those in solitary confinement and human rights supporters outside the wall.

2440 16th Street, STE. 275, San Francisco, CA 94103


Stanford Three Strikes Project

Proposition 36: 3 Strikes Reform

559 Nathan Abbot Way, Stanford, CA 94305;

650 - 736 - 7757


Legal Services for Prisoners with Children 

Fighting for Our Rights: A Toolbox for Family Advocates of California Prisoners; Incarcerated Parents Manual; Manual on Divorce Issues for People in California Prisons and Jails; Transportation to Court; Pregnant Women in California Prisons and Jails: A Guide for Prisoners and Legal Advocates; Manual for Grandparent-Relative Caregivers and Their Advocates; Manual on SSI/SDI for Prisoners and Their Advocates 

1540 Market Street, STE. 490, San Francisco, CA 94103


California Prison Focus

Incarcerated Person(s) Self-Help Manual to Challenge Gang Valuation Fifth Edition, 2011 ($22)

1904 Franklin Street, Ste. 507, Oakland, CA 94612


ACLU National Prison Project

'Know Your Rights' Publications sent by mail: Environmental Hazards & Toxic Materials; The Prison Litigation Reform Act; Privileged and Non-privileged Mail; Medical, Dental and Mental Health Care, Freedom of Religion; Prisoners' Assistance Directory

915 15th Street N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005


Uncommon Law

Overview of California's Parole Consideration Process; UnCommon Law Guide to Lifer Support Letters; Summary of Proposition 9 (Marsy's Law); FAQ About Senate Bill 260; Insight into California's Life Sentences 

220 4th Street, STE. 103, Oakland, CA 94607


Prison Law Office

A nonprofit public interest law firm based in Berkeley, California that provides free legal services to adult and juvenile offenders to improve their conditions of confinement.

1917 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710


Center for Constitutional Rights

Torture: The Use of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons; CMU's: The Federal Prison's Systems Experiment in Social Isolation; Jailhouse Lawyers' Handbook (in collaboration with National Lawyers Guild); FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) Request Resource Guide 

666 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, New York 10012


Charles Carbone, ESQ.

Prisoner Rights Lawyer (California)

P.O. Box 2809, San Francisco, CA 94126;; 415 - 981 - 9773

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