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Assessment and Referral Center(ARC)The Assessment and Referral Center (ARC) provides same day assessment and referral for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. To refer to the appropriate program, qualified clinicians conduct a comprehensive assessment that includes the nature of the addiction, use history, any mental health care needs, and overall health status. Once the appropriate level of care is determined, an individual can choose from a list of providers certified to offer treatment tailored to personal experience and life circumstances.
Advocates for Pregnant WomenNational Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW) works to secure the human and civil rights, health and welfare of all women, focusing particularly on pregnant and parenting women, and those who are most vulnerable to state control and punishment - low income women, women of color, and drug-using women.
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Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM)The Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM) is an award-winning non-profit organization with the goal of saving lives of at risk youth residing in high crime areas of the Washington DC metropolitan community. ​Established in 1991, The Alliance of Concerned Men (ACM) is a Washington, D.C. 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Community-Based Organization (CBO) that is dedicated to saving the lives of "at risk" youth and families residing in high crime areas of the metropolitan communities. ACM goals are addressing educational and social issues that affect the disadvantaged communities. By being able to provide out-reach, violence prevention, intervention, social services, cultural enrichment, and recreational activities.
American Bar AssociationThe American Bar Association is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities. It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. The American Bar Association, founded August 21, 1878, is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
Angel Tree ProgramsFor 2.7 million children in the U.S., that story may be filled with the abandonment, loneliness, and shame that come from having a mom or dad in prison. For many, it may also include following their parents down the same destructive road to incarceration. Angel Tree®, a program of Prison Fellowship, reaches out to the children of prisoners and their families with the love of Christ. Every Angel Tree parent’s family is also given access to a free, easy-to-read copy of the Bible (available in English or Spanish). And while Angel Tree starts with a gift, the it doesn’t end in December. All year, you can join Angel Tree to help to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of families in your community. From Angel Tree Camping® to Angel Tree Sports Clinic™ to mentoring opportunities, there are so many ways for churches, organizations, and volunteers to have a lasting impact on the lives of Angel Tree children, their caregivers, and their families!
Anti Apartheid MovementThe Anti-Apartheid Movement (AAM) was founded in 1960 to campaign for the eradication of apartheid. AAM grew out of the Boycott Movement which began in 1959. AAM, sometimes referred to as the British Anti-Apartheid Movement, operated in Britain (England, Wales and Scotland). AAM did not cover Northern Ireland which was covered by the Irish Anti-Apartheid Movement. AAM resolved to work for the total isolation of the apartheid system in South Africa and to support those struggling
Better Business BureauThe BBB ensures that high standards for trust are set and maintained. They exist so consumers and businesses alike have an unbiased source to guide them on matters of trust. The BBB helps people find businesses and charities that they can trust. The BBB serving Metro Washington DC, Metro Philadelphia & Eastern Pennsylvania was chartered as a not-for-profit corporation in 1920 and is one of the oldest BBBs in the United States. The first BBB was founded in 1912.
The Federal Bonds for Jobs ProgramThe US Department of Labor (USDOL) created the Federal Bonding Program (FBP) in 1966. The FBP has been successfully providing fidelity bonds to employers, giving them access to job seekers and opening doors of opportunity. Thousands of employers across the country have integrated the Federal Bonding Program into their hiring practices – industries that support our country’s economy – hospitality, retail, construction, transportation, auto repair, manufacturing, healthcare, non-profits, banking, tourism and more. This USDOL program is a great success, with over 52,000 job placements made for at-risk job seekers who were automatically made bondable.
BOP Bureau of Prisons UNICORFederal Prison Industries (commonly referred to as FPI or by its trade name UNICOR) is a wholly owned, Government corporation established by Congress on June 23, 1934. Its mission is to employ and provide job skills training to the greatest practicable number of inmates confined within the Federal Bureau of Prisons; contribute to the safety and security of our Nation’s Federal correctional facilities by keeping inmates constructively occupied; produce market-priced quality goods and services for sale to the Federal Government; operate in a self-sustaining manner; and minimize FPI’s impact on private business and labor.
Break the ChainsA news resource for political prisoners anad POW's in the United States with almost 2,000 related news articles and links to prison organizations.
Bureau of Justice StatisticsA division within the US Department of Justice. Their mission is to collect, analyze, publish and disseminate information on crime, criminal offenders, victims of crime etc.
CAN-DO JUSTICE THROUGH CLEMENCYJason Hernandez was the first Latino to receive clemency from President Obama and has been emphasizing the need for more people of the hispanic community to be set free, especially Latinas. He co-founded Crack Open the Door to help raise awareness and spotlight people seeking clemency and wrote an Op Ed for Fusion entitled Why hasn’t President Obama granted clemency to a single Latina inmate? The article focused on Josephine Ledezma and Rita Becerra who are on the CAN-DO Top 25. He is already their Guardian Angel and a perfect fit to help provide guidance for others who want to be part of this epic and historic effort by the Obama administration. This program will allow us to be more efficient, organized and hands on for all the worthy souls who have suffered for so long and deserve every opportunity possible to win that clemency lottery ticket. Here is how it works: CAN-DO Guardian Angel ProjectIf you want to be a Guardian Angel, we can assign, or you can choose a clemency applicant from our Top 25 Women or Top 25 Men who need someone to watch over them. You may have time to watch over TWO applicants but we prefer that you don’t take on more than you are able to handle. This is a labor of love and compassion. There will be no pay and your only reward will be knowing that you are helping someone during their most desperate hour, who deserves a second chance and may not get it if they do not maximize their chances. Don’t worry – you will not be alone – this is a joint venture and we intend to make this as smooth as possible, yet patience is required at all times as we navigate these waters together. Initially, we will introduce and connect you to an applicant that you are comfortable communicating with. This will occur using inmate email (Corrlinks) and/or phone and/or text (most prisons are now allowing prisoners to text). Moreover, you will assist (with our direction and help) with some and/or all of the following: Determine the status of their clemency petition – whether it has been filed and assigned a # by Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) If not, send an email to OPA seeking the current status. We have a template. Determine whether they have a CAN-DO Profile page and if not, provide the applicant with a list of questions that we already have available. Coordinate with a family member or applicant to obtain 2-3 photos for the profile page. Determine whether applicant has provided a liability release form. If not, mail them one that you will be able to download from this page. Familiarize yourself with the details of applicants case, strong points, health issues, etc. If they have a profile page, check the information to make sure it is up to date. Send applicant a copy for them to review. Assist with media outreach – if applicant wishes media. We will provide some media contacts. Determine whether Judge has written letter supporting clemency and if not, determine if contacting the Judge is a viable option and proceed – someone with CAN-DO will assist and provide oversight, if necessary. We suggest making a phone call first and will provide assistance and review letter before anything is mailed out. Encourage family to contact their Congress member to seek support and can provide tips on how to proceed. Determine whether applicant has a change.org petition and if not, determine whether they are a good candidate and/or desire one. If and when applicant has a change.org petition it’s important to promote the petition using social media. Amy Povah will optimize the number of signatures due to our partnership with Change.org; all drug clemency petitions are under the CAN-DO Movement page. CAN-DO now has over 200,000 followers on the CAN-DO Movement page. Strategize on how to get your applicant the maximum exposure and assistance they need to come home. Finally, if your applicant received clemency, we hope you will help us secure a laptop for them. We have determined that a decent laptop can be purchased for $300. It is not mandatory, but if you are able to raise $150, CAN-DO will match that for a total of $300 to go toward the one item everyone uses daily to succeed – a computer. This is also within reason – if somehow this program has over 100 people get out at one time, we may not be able to meet that quota, but we hope that is the worst case scenario and will cross that bridge when we get there. Soon, we will have more tools in the form of templates and hyperlinks that you can access to see how best to contact the Pardon Attorney, write a support letter, change.org petition or find out who who your Congress member is. We will also create a Guardian Angel comment page where you can ask questions, provide information about your applicant, updates, status, etc. And, we are all just a text, email or phone call away. Amy Povah is completely hands on and working day and night to try to get as many profiles up of clemency applicants who are seeking assistance and exposure. If you don’t have time to be a Guardian Angel but want to help with the cause in some other way, we are open to suggestions. Some of the best ideas are the ones we have not yet thought of. Please contact us using this link. CAN-DO Foundation
Center for Constitutional RightsThe Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.
Child & Adolescent PsychiatryAACAP partners with our members in advocacy efforts at the federal and state levels to improve policies and services for children and adolescents with mental illness. We work to educate policymakers and administrators about issues affecting child and adolescent psychiatry and children's mental health and regularly engage our members on pertinent legislation and regulatory activities.
China Labor Watch (CLW)Founded in 2000, China Labor Watch is an independent not-for-profit organization. In the past ten years, CLW has collaborated with unions, labor organizations and the media to conduct a series of in-depth assessments of factories in China that produce toys, bikes, shoes, furniture, clothing, and electronics for some of the largest U.S. companies.
DC Corrections Information CouncilThe District of Columbia Corrections Information Council (CIC) is an independent monitoring body mandated by the US Congress and the DC Council to inspect, monitor, and report on the conditions of confinement at facilities where DC residents are incarcerated. This includes facilities operated by the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP), the DC Department of Corrections (DOC), and private contractors. The CIC reports its observations and recommendations to the DC Mayor, the DC Council, Congresswoman Norton, the DC Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice, the Director of the FBOP, the Director of the DOC, and the DC community.
Community ConnectionsCommunity Connections is the largest not-for-profit mental health agency serving men, women and children in the nation's capital. Our mission is to provide behavioral health, residential services, and primary health care coordination for marginalized and disenfranchised women, men, youth, and children living in the District of Columbia, many of whom are coping with challenges including mental illness, addiction, and the aftermath of trauma and abuse.
AmericaN Corrections TodayThe History of the American Correctional Association For more than 149 years, the American Correctional Association has championed the cause of corrections and correctional effectiveness. Founded in 1870 as the National Prison Association, ACA is the oldest association developed specifically for practitioners in the correctional profession. During the first organizational meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, the assembly elected then-Ohio Governor and future President Rutherford B. Hayes as the first President of the Association. The Declaration of Principles developed at the first meeting in 1870 became the guidelines for corrections in the United States and Europe. At the ACA centennial meeting in 1970, a revised set of Principles, reflecting advances in theory and practice, was adopted by the Association. The principles were updated in 1982 and lastly in 2002.
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency (CSOSA)CSOSA's mission is to enhance public safety, prevent crime and reduce recidivism among those supervised and to support the fair administration of justice in close collaboration with the community. In the District of Columbia, eighty percent of pretrial defendants are released to the community and approximately 70 percent of convicted offenders serve some portion of their sentence in the community. As such, CSOSA's effective supervision of pretrial defendants and convicted offenders provides a crucial service to the courts and paroling authority and is critical to public safety.
Crossroads Freedom CenterCrossroads Freedom Center's dream is a spiritual program that creates a safe space where healing, learning and equipping can take place over a one to two year period.
CURE NationalA grassroots organization that helps average people to understand the criminal justice system and advocate for change.
DC Bar Lawyer Assistance ProgramD.C. Bar Lawyer Assistance Program is a free, confidential program assisting lawyers, judges, and law students who experience problems that interfere with their personal lives or their ability to serve as counsel or officers of the court. The program provides:
DC Board of ElectionsInformation relating to voting, candidates, voter registration statistics, election information, polling places and much more information regarding voting in America.
DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Jobs TrainingDC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Jobs TrainingPlease be advised that the DC Central Kitchen’s Culinary Jobs Training program is still accepting applications for our July 5th class. The attached flyer will provided you and your team with needed information to be disseminated the DC’s Returning Citizen population. If you would like for a member of our team to deliver application packets to you so as to be available for your listening audience, we will be more than happy to accommodate your request. We thank you for taking the time to read and consider our information. We look forward to partnering with you and your team in the immediate future. Terrell “Chef Tee” Danley Culinary Instructor - DC Central Kitchen Direct: 202-601-7306 Fax: 202 266-2023 tdanley@dccentralkitchen.org www.dccentralkitchen.org Feeding the “Soul” of the City…
DC Coalition Against Domestic ViolenceDCCADV is the federally-recognized statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, organizations and individuals organized to ensure the elimination of domestic violence in the District of Columbia.
DC Department of CorrectionsThe mission of the Department of Corrections (DOC) is to provide a safe, secure, orderly, and humane environment for the confinement of pretrial detainees and sentenced inmates, while affording those in custody meaningful rehabilitative opportunities that will assist them to constructively re-integrate into the community.
District of Columbia Mayor's PageFind government issues, schools, projects, etc.
DC Public Defender ServiceThe Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) provides and promotes quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia and thereby protects society's interest in the fair administration of justice.
DC Public SchoolsFind schools, public, chartered and organizational charts.
DC Superior CourtFind information that you need regarding Superior Court. Find judges, cases, forms, court calendars, juror information, attorney's, orders, notices, etc.
DC Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment, Inc. (SAFE)SAFE, Inc. provides crisis intervention and advocacy services to over 5,000 domestic violence victims each year in the DC Metro Area.
Department of Employment ServicesThe Department of Employment Services provides comprehensive employment services to ensure a competitive workforce, full employment, life-long learning, economic stability and the highest quality of life for all District residents.
Department of Mental HealthIt’s easy to connect with services from the Department of Mental Health and its certified mental health providers.
Directory of Prisoners ResourcesGeneral information - this handbook is a resource for prisoners who wish to file a section 1983 lawsuit in federal court regarding poor conditions, prison abuse, prison conditions and mistreatment.
District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)DASH works to create a culture where safe housing is a right shared by everyone.
District of Columbia BarCheck to see if an attorney is in good standing in Washington, DC
DNA TestingThe discovery of DNA has been important to fields such as medicine, agriculture, paternity, forensics and many others.
Environmental JusticeEnvironmental Justice is one in a series of lesson units to be launched as part of the Avoice Virtual Library. The lessons will provide teachers supplemental information about African American Congressional members' push, often in collaboration with grassroots organizations, for environmental justice for minority and low-income communities.
Examiner NewpaperThe Examiner: Martin Wilbur Editor-in-Chief mwilbur@theexaminernews.com (914) 419-0390: The White Plains Examiner: Pat Casey Editor-in-Chief
Families Against the Mandatory Minimum (FAMM)In 1990, Julie Stewart was public affairs director at the Cato Institute when she first learned of mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Her brother had been arrested for growing marijuana in Washington State, had pled guilty, and — though this was his first offense — had been sentenced to five years in federal prison without parole. The judge criticized the punishment as too harsh, but the mandatory minimum law left him no choice. Motivated by her own family’s experience, Julie created Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) in 1991. Though her brother has long since left prison, has a beautiful family and a good job, Julie continues to lead FAMM in the fight for punishments that fit the crime and the offender.
Family and Medical Counseling ServicesFMCS is a community health center located in the historic Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast Washington, D.C. A visionary organization since our founding in 1976, we have developed and implemented programs and partnerships that have effectively addressed the most imposing healthcare threats facing local communities.
Families for Justice as Healing At Families for Justice as Healing (FJAH) we organize formerly incarcerated women to join the movement toward creating alternatives to mass incarceration. Our membership advocates for community wellness, with women as a focus, and rejects the current U.S. drug policies that prioritize criminalization and incarceration. We believe that if we are serious about eradicating drug related illness, crime and violence we must commit to the evidence based solutions that address poverty, addiction and trauma.
Family Members’ Experiences with Incarceration and Reentry*This paper explores the impact of the incarceration and return of individuals from prison on their families, including relationships with intimate partners, adult family members, and children.
Federal Bureau of PrisonsNeed to find a prison inmate? Find exactly who you rae searching for.
Florida Department of CorrectionsWithin this section, the Florida Department of Corrections presents its major institutions for incarcerated felons. These major institutions (seven privately run) are geographically grouped into three regions. The Tallahassee Central Office provides support, policy and oversight through the regional directors and their staff to all the facilities. As you view each facility's page, you will see the facility's address, telephone numbers, road directions, historical information, and staffing. You will also see detailed information about inmate housing, population gender, medical and psychological capabilities, work squads, and the various academic, vocational, substance abuse and therapy programs that are unique to that facility.
Georgia Department of CorrectionsThis site shows you how to find a facility, how to find and inmate and how to send money.
Hope HouseHope House began in 1998 providing cutting edge programs to strengthen families and, in particular, the relational bonds between children and their fathers imprisoned far from home. In addition our goals include reducing the isolation, stigma, shame and risk these families experience when fathers and husbands are imprisoned, and to raise public awareness about this most at-risk population.
House of Prosperity Everlasting (HOPE, Inc.)The mission of the House of Prosperity Everlasting, Inc. is to embrace, advocate, educate, strengthen, and empower the monds and lives of men, women, youth and seniors throughout the Washington Metropolitan area.
I AM THE DIFFERENCE, DCIf you or someone you know is thinking about suicide. Please STOP and know that someone cares. YOU can be the difference.
KAIROS Prison MinistryKairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. (Kairos) is a Christian faith based ministry which addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families.
Lawyers, Attorneys - USAFind lawyers free nationwide, free case evaluation, criminal, civil, drugs, sex crimes, medical malpractice, etc.
Legal Services for Prisoners with ChildrenLegal Services for Prisoners with Children or All of Us or None is a grassroots civil rights organization fighting for the rights of formerly- and currently- incarcerated people and our families. We are fighting against the discrimination that people face every day because of arrest or conviction history. The goal of All of Us or None is to strengthen the voices of people most affected by mass incarceration and the growth of the prison-industrial complex. Through our grassroots organizing, we will build a powerful political movement to win full restoration of our human and civil rights. Learn more about us by watching our videos.
Links to Prisoner ResourcesPrisoner Activist Resource Center (PARC) corresponds with and mails a directory of these resources to prisoners, their friends and family members.
Louisiana Department of CorrectionsThe Louisiana Department of Corrections (DOC) is responsible for the custody and care of adult offenders across Louisiana.This site helps you to find inmates, send money and gives instructions for visiting.
Mid-Atlantic Innocence ProjectThe Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project (MAIP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to correcting and preventing the conviction of innocent people in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Our staff of six works with pro bono lawyers and law students to screen and investigate the cases of prisoners who write us. We then provide pro bono investigative and legal help in the most compelling cases, working to ensure that these innocent men and women obtain their freedom. They are located at the George Washington University Law School at 2000 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052. The telephone number is (202) 994-4586.
Miriam's KitchenMiriam’s Kitchen is committed to ending chronic homelessness in D.C. by creating meaningful connections with chronically homeless individuals, placing them in permanent supportive housing, and ensuring they have the necessary support to remain in housing.
Missing Link MinistryThe MLM provides extensive services to the men at the Halfway Houses and D.C. Jail. Throughout the year we provide to the Men's Halfway House (Hope Village) clothing and other support services such as money for ID Cards, Metro Passes, etc. We also provide a Christmas Party just for the men at the Halfway House wherein we have food, fun and fellowship. The men come and we provide gifts containing gloves, hats, scarves and more. At the jail we provide month Church Service, Counseling and other services as needed. Likewise, the MLM provides services to the Women's Halfway House. These services however are more intense. We provide a Bi-Monthly Workshop, wherein clothing and hygiene items are also provided at each event. Additionally, we provide Special Programs for: Mother's Day, Christmas and Watch-Night Services, etc.
Narcotics Anonymous Meeting LocatorFind meetings in your area
National Archives of Criminal Justice DataThe source for crime and justice data including capital punishment, uniform crime reporting programs, expenditure anad employment for the criminal justice system.
National Black Police AssociationThe National Black Police Association (NBPA) is a national organization comprised of sub-regional African American Police Associations whom are dedicated to promoting justice, fairness, and effectiveness in law enforcement. The NBPA has several chartered organizations throughout the United States and has associate members abroad, in Canada, Bermuda, and the United Kingdom. The core focus of NBPA centers upon Law Enforcement issues, with a strong emphasis on the effects of these issues on the community. The NBPA serves as an advocate forum for minority police officers and establishes a national network of professional development and training for all police officers and those parties interested in law enforcement.
National Convocation of Jail and Prison MinistryThe National Convocation of Jail and Prison Ministry is a movement of participants from around the nation struggling to integrate direct service, advocacy and education. We cherish our beginnings from the Christian tradition.
National Criminal Justice Reference ServiceA federally funded resource offering justice and substantial substance abuse information to support research, policy and program development, worldwide.
National Homecomers AcademyThe National Homecomers Academy is dedicated to increasing opportunities for the successful integration of returning citizens. The academy’s curriculum is based on holistic education, which unites an understanding of “mind, body, and spirit”.
National Religious Campaign Against TortureThe National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), a coalition of religious organizations grounded in the core values of our diverse religious traditions and sharing a deep compassion for all humanity.
Office of Returning Citizen AffairsThe Office on Returning Citizen Affairs (ORCA) mission is to provide zealous advocacy, high-quality services and products, up-to-date, useful information for the empowerment of previously incarcerated persons in order to create a productive and supportive environment where persons may thrive, prosper and contribute to the social, political and economic development of self, family, and community.
Origins of the CBCA legislative voice for African-Americans, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) traces its history back to the important civil rights victories of the 1960s.
Pens to Paper to Parents in PrisonPens to Paper to Parents in PrisonOn Saturday, June 4, 2016, the DC Corrections Information Council (CIC) facilitated a family engagement letter-writing party, entitled Pens to Paper to Parents in Prison. The idea for the event was born on April 26, 2016 during the CIC Pop-up Think Tank when family members, local leaders and formerly incarcerated individuals came together to discuss strategies to increase family engagement with the nearly 4900 DC residents in Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) facilities across the country. Sixteen families attended the event, eager to share their experiences, insight and write letters together. One of the event’s highlights was a conversation between 11-year old Madison Strempek and Tony Lewis, both authors who have fathers in prison. They have become spokespersons for this population in an effort to encourage pro-social coping skills and reduce stigma for children with incarcerated parents. Others on hand to lend support to children and family members with incarcerated loved ones included: Dr. Avon Hart-Johnson of DC Project Connect, Kyle Bacon of Dreamer’s Academy, Yasmine Arrington of Scholarchips, and Yukia Hugee of London Bridges Inc. Edward Doxen from the Executive Office of the Mayor (EOM) also participated in the festivities. Special thanks to the CIC staff and interns who facilitated this event. Most of all we extend our sincere gratitude to The Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ in Ward 8 for hosting the CIC family engagement letter-writing party and to Susan Galbraith for her generous donation for refreshments. As the holidays approach, the CIC will facilitate letter-writing parties in an effort to continue family engagement through written correspondence. Other Methods of Communication with Incarcerated Loved Ones NOTE: None of the communication services are confidential. Communications will be screened, monitored and/or recorded by corrections agencies; and there are no guarantees of delivery. Connect Inmate App This app allows individuals to send a letter or photos to inmates. This app keeps the inmate information saved for an individual to go back and send a new letter or photos at any time using a mobile device. Pigeonly The system allows individuals to send photos electronically to inmates for 20 cents a photo, plus shipping & handling. Individuals can upload pictures from the phone, computer, or social media sites. Pigeonly prints photos and mails them to any institution throughout the U.S. There is an inmate locator system that allows senders to find registration numbers and addresses. CorrLinks Email System CorrLinks allows inmates to correspond via email with persons outside of correctional facilities. An inmate must send an email request to be added to their email correspondence list. Once an individual approves the email request, they may exchange emails with the inmate through the CorrLinks website. The inmate must pay to read and respond to messages. CorrLinks Videoconferencing Pilot Program CorrLinks now supports video chat using your personal computer. Video session times are set by each institution, but are generally available daily. Sessions are 25 minutes at $6.00 per session, which is charged to the inmate. Inmates can schedule up to 2 visits a day with a max of 3 scheduled at any given time. Anyone approved for email correspondence can use the video visitation service. CorrLinks Video Service is being piloted at SFF Hazelton, a women’s facility in WV, with plans to roll out Bureau-wide. Textinmate.com The system allows inmates to send and receive messages through their CorrLinks account. Each inmate will get their own dedicated SMS phone number for their friends and family to send and receive messages, so loved ones can send texts to inmates as they would to any cell phone number. The inmate will be able to receive and respond to text messages on the CorrLinks computer system. The Corrections Information Council (CIC) is an independent agency mandated to inspect, monitor, and report on the conditions of confinement at facilities where DC residents are incarcerated.The CIC does not handle individual complaints, provide legal representation or provide legal advice.Listings and/or links to product sites do not constitute endorsement by the CIC of any product, service, organization, company, information provider, or content. The address for the CIC is: 2901 14th Street, NW, Ground Floor, Washington DC 20009 Phone: 202.478.9211
Prison Families of New YorkPrison Families of New York has very limited resources at this time and is unable to personally respond to your concerns. However, there are still as number of ways we may be able to help you.
Prison Fellowship, Inc.We believe that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power, and we envision a future in which countless prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, are redeemed, restored, and reconciled through the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
Prison Free People SearchInmate prison searches are now on line and can be accessed for free in several states. Most of the inmate searches are by name and provide a recent photo. Some states require a fee for this service, and the information that is included varies.
Prison Legal NewsPrison Legal News (PLN), a project of the non-profit Human Rights Defense Center, is a 64-page monthly magazine that reports on criminal justice issues and prison and jail-related civil litigation, with an emphasis on prisoners' rights.
Prisoner ExpressThe Prisoner Express program, sponsored by the Durland Alternatives Library, promotes rehabilitation by offering inmates information, education and the opportunity for creative self-expression in a public forum. Participation in this program fosters self-exploration, enrichment and knowledge. The Durland Alternatives Library has a number of ongoing programs as parts of its Prisoners Express project.
Prisoner LifeAn open and uncensored forum networking prisoners and the world.
Prison TalkThe PrisonTalk Online web community was conceived in a prison cell, designed in a halfway house, and funded by donations from families of ex-offenders, to bring those with an interest in the prisoner support community a forum in which their issues and concerns may be addressed by others in similar circumstances and beliefs.
Rights of Deaf & Hard of Hearing InmatesThe National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.
Remembering LortonThe Workhouse, Reformatory and Penitentiary buildings of the DC Prison at Lorton were active over a 92-year period on land bought by the US Govt. for use by the District of Columbia's penal system. The initial purchase in 1910 of 1155 acres on the Occoquan River grew eventually to as much as 3500 acres. Pursuing a Progressive-Era reform policy, the Workhouse and Reformatory were supposed to “rehabilitate and reform prisoners through fresh air, good food and honest work.”
Samaritan InnsSamaritan Inns' mission is to provide structured housing and recovery services in an environment of support and accountability that will give homeless and addicted men and women the opportunity to rebuild their lives.
Senior Community Service Employment ProgramThe District’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) offers subsidized skills training and job placement assistance to disadvantaged District residents ages 55 years and older.
Serenity Social Services CentreSerenity Incorporated, a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization is dedicated to serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area to aid in the decrease of recidivism.
Sesame Street and the Children of Incarcerated ParentsThe incarceration of a loved one can be very overwhelming for both children and caregivers. It can bring about big changes and transitions. In simple everyday ways, you can comfort your child and guide her through these tough moments. With your love and support she can get through anything that comes her way. Here are some tools to help you with the changes your child is going through
Solitary WatchSolitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails is one of the nation's most pressing domestic human rights issues—and also one of the most invisible. Solitary Watch is a web-based project aimed at bringing the widespread use of solitary confinement out of the shadows and into the light of the public square.
The Beat Withinhe Beat Within’s mission is to provide incarcerated youth with consistent opportunity to share their ideas and life experiences in a safe space that encourages literacy, self-expression, some critical thinking skills, and healthy, supportive relationships with adults and their community. Outside of the juvenile justice system, The Beat Within partners with community organizations and individuals to bring resources to youth both inside and outside of detention. We are committed to being an effective bridge between youth who are locked up and the community that aims to support their progress towards a healthy, non-violent, and productive life.
The Crime ReportThe Crime Report (TCR) is the nation’s only comprehensive news service covering the diverse challenges and issues of 21st century criminal justice in the U.S. and abroad. Staffed by working journalists in New York, Washington and Los Angeles, it is published daily through the year by the Center on Media, Crime and Justice at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
The Death Penalty Information CenterThe Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.
The Fire InsideA quarterly publication dedicated to providing a space for people incarcerated in women's prisons and their supporters to communicate with each other and the broader public about the issues and experiences prisoners face through articles, art and poetry. El Boletín The Fire Inside es una publicación cuatrimestral con una circulación de 2,800 ejemplares que está dedicada a proveendo un espacio para mujeres en la cárcel y sus apoyos para comunicarse con otros y difundir publicamente sobre los temas y experiencias que enfrentan las mujeres en la carcel a travéz de artículos, arte y poesía.
The Gorilla Convict - The Lorton ExperienceIn 1910 the U.S. Government acquired land along the Occoquan River in Southeastern Fairfax County, Virginia. This site became the Occoquan workhouse, designed first as a workhouse and later as a reformatory for the District of Columbia. Inmates worked on a 1,200 acre farm raising hogs, cattle and chickens and built many of the buildings in the complex including the dorms, dining hall, laundry, bake shop, ice plant and hospital. Two sections were added later, the Lorton Reformatory in 1913 and finally the penitentiary in the 1930′s historical documents relate.
The Greater Washington Urban LeagueThe Greater Washington Urban League is a major interracial, nonpartisan, nonprofit social services and civil rights organization with headquarters in the District of Columbia and offices in the District and Prince George's County, Maryland. Our mission is “to increase the economic and political empowerment of blacks and other minorities and to help all Americans share equally in the responsibilities and rewards of full citizenship.”
The Jailhouse Lawyer's HandbookThe Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook is a resource for prisoners who wish to file a federal lawsuit addressing poor conditions in prison or abuse by prison staff. It also contains limited general information about the American legal system. This Handbook is available for free to anyone: prisoners, families, friends, activists, lawyers and others.
The Journal of Prisoners on PrisonsFor 25 years, the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) has been a prisoner written, academically oriented and peer reviewed, non-profit journal, based on the tradition of the penal press. It brings the knowledge produced by prison writers together with academic arguments to enlighten public discourse about the current state of carceral institutions. This is particularly important because with few exceptions, definitions of deviance and constructions of those participating in these defined acts are incompletely created by social scientists, media representatives, politicians and those in the legal community.
The Library of Congress (Thomas)Track the progress of a bill through Congress
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday BillThe Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) led the charge for the passage of a federal observation of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, honoring his contribution to the United States. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) first introduced legislation only four days after King was assassinated. Representative Conyers also organized grassroots organizations in support of the King Holiday. For the next 15 years, the CBC would advocate, debate, and sponsor legislation for the holiday. The CBC was steadfast in its efforts.
The National Reentry Resource CenterA project of the counsel of state government justice center. The NRRC's mission is to advance the re-entry field through knowledge transfer and dissemonation and to promote evidence based best practices providing: education, training, technical assistance, etc.
The Odinic RiteIf you wish to join the Odinic Rite and support our work for the advancement of Odin’s Holy Nation you can do so by clicking on the relevent link and filling out the application form. We have separate application for those in Vinland (US & Canada) and those in the UK/Rest of the world
The Power of the Pen, Jailhouse Lawyer's Literacy and Civic Engagement The history of federal law on jailhouse lawyers reveals a Supreme Court grappling to define access to the courts in the context of a prisoner population with limited literacy skills.
The Prisoner's VoiceThe Prisoner's Voice is a blogspot where prisoners can go to voice their thoughts and opinions.
The United States Freedom Foundation U.S. Freedom Foundation is a private, nonpartisan organization founded in Washington, DC on July 1, 2002. Founding Board Members were U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood (R-GA), Golden Rule Insurance Company Chairman Emeritus J. Patrick Rooney, and John E. Stone.
The United WayUnited Way Worldwide is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. We envision a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.
The U.S. Probation Office for the District of ColumbiaIt is the mission of the United States Probation Office for the District of Columbia to assist in the fair administration of justice; to provide the highest quality service; to protect the community; and to improve the lives of those we serve by using the most effective supervision techniques, the most supportive treatment programs, and the finest community service partners available to our population.
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