Resources for Prisoners

  • Prison Activist Resource Center’s Resource Guide: A database/PDF list of prisoners’ rights 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 basicĀ legal resourceĀ for prisoners 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 a prisoner 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