Resources for Educators and Activists
A comprehensive collection of Canadian resources in English and French. The "quick start" page really is.
A link to the June, 1999, report on "Driving While Black: Racial Profiling on our Nation's Highways."
A cyber-galaxy of voices in struggle.
Follow "Links" to petition asking for transfer of all Canadian prisoners to Canada.
Click on Criminal Justice Publications for a searchable catalogue of books. Also offers Ohio Law Online.
A.R.M.: Alliance for Reform of Management
A Florida-based group for reform of the keeping class. Dead link as of Aug. 2001: unable to locate cde.com.
A comprehensive human rights organization with a helpful online library concerning the death penalty and other prison issues.
Solidarity with political prisoners since Czarist Russia. This link points to an excellent webliography of prison readings.
Husband Rick Jackson's project to free his wife from California prison. Address at freeandrea.org pirated by porn as of Aug. 2001.
Black Panther prison organizers Herman Wallace, Albert Woodfox, and Robert King Wilkerson. One out, two to go.
Paris-based organization with postmodern theme, focusing on abolition of death penalty. French and English.
See campaigns on Assata, Charleston 5, and Education Not Incarceration.
Get it from the proverbial horse's mouth.
Working to stop human rights violations, improve medical care, and end long-term isolation in California's prisons.
Legislative watchdog group.
Chicago-based network; publisher of "The New Abolitionist."
Campaign for Equity-Restorative Justice: CERJ
This Vermont-based organization seeks to redefine the theory and practice of justice. Address at cerj.org not active as of Aug. 2001.
Transcripts of talks on restorative justice, capital punishment, and more. Formerly known as Harvard Human Rights Initiative (HRI).
Home of the effort to boycott Texas. Working to put death row prisoners on the web.
Online journal of prisoners' writings, edited by Laird Carlson.
With theoretical contributions from Dr. Mark Umbreit at University of Minnesota.
Florida-based campaign to end the death penalty; favors the alternative of lengthy prison terms (25 years to life).
The national homepage. See Garden State CURE below.
Archive of Broken Chains newsletter by prisoners, activists, and academics.
With surprisingly progressive reports, e.g. 'Human Rights and Corrections' (1997) or 'Satisfying Justice' (1996).
Edited by Alexander Cockburn and Jeffrey St. Claire.
Dedicated to abolition.
Campaign to repeal 1973 NY Rockefeller drug laws, sponsored by Correctional Association.
Washington, D.C., group working against the frenzies of Drug-War USA.
Reporting on the condition of POWS. From the Committee on Unjust Sentencing.
NYC immigrant activists, with link to post-Sept. 11 campaign to stop the disappearance of immigrant detainees.
London base with global contacts, especially focused on Anarchist orgs and North American figures.
A national organization based in Washington, D.C. This link is to the page explaining what mandatory minimum sentences (MMS) are all about.
A web community for and about families of offenders, based in Virginia. Complete with chats, email updates, and reports.
Looking for laws, rulings, and other lawyerly stuff?
A nationwide organization to curb forfeiture of property.
San Francisco based audio archives with productions on George Jackson and Attica.
The New Jersey chapter.
Criminal justice project of the Southern Center for Human Rights.
Search the site for keyword "prison" and you'll get plenty of help.
Indiana Students Against Racism in Prisons: ISARP
Their "prisonjustice" domain is apparently inactive as of Aug. 2001. Original purpose was to explore racism among prison employees.
Prisoner pen pals and web design and advocacy for victims of injustice.
Founded by Ramsey Clark. Focus on Mumia, Globallization, etc.
A Quaker-inspired conference held in Toronto, May 2000.
Named for Missouri prisoner, A.J. Bannister, executed in 1997. Websites to abolish death penalty available in a dozen languages.
The emerging docket of a world court. Get a free subscription to press releases via email.
Portal for progressives.
Trumpeting amnesty and freedom for political prisoners in the USA.
From Ottowa, Ontario, Canada.
From Sydney, Australia. A full agenda of activism, including a successful right-to-vote campaign.
From New York CURE, a comprehensive review of chilling facts, problems and possibilities
A daughter's conviction for murder brings Oregon's Clara A. Thomas Boggs into contact with the world of the wrongly convicted.
A collection of U.S. federal sites hosted by NCJRS, the National Criminal Justice Reference Service.
How women get prison for men's crimes.
Ohio prosector:"Even though this new evidence may establish Mr Richey's innocence, the Ohio and United States constitution nonetheless allow him to be executed because the prosecution did not know that the scientific testimony offered at the trial was false and unreliable."
San Francisco group with helpful legal info and support.
From Litt & Associates Law Firm. Seeking victims of over detention, strip search, and wrong arrest (Summer 2002).
English version of Italian Community of St. Egidio's plea to sign their petition for a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty. See The Moratorium Campaign below.
Founded by Sister Helen Prejean, author of Dead Man Walking, to stop the executions. See the petition at M 2000 above.
Philadelphia activists incarcerated since their arrest on Aug. 8, 1978.
Updating the global mobilization.
P.S. for tips and tools
Phil Agre's tips for "Designing Effective Action Alerts for the Internet."
David R. Woolley's list of Conference Hosting Services.