Resources for Educators and Activists
Updating the global mobilization.
Since 1976, this organization has worked for healing, not revenge. Their motto: "Not in Our Name." Now based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
This links to a July 2, 1999 story on growth in the prison industry.
Execution resistance, alerts & updates.
Housed at George Mason University at Fairfax, VA, this forum was founded in 1982 for folk working in conflict resolution. No membership required.
Prisoners of the Drug War and their families. Headquartered at Colville, WA.
Annual day of protest against police brutality.
OSEPP: Organization for Sensible and Effective Prison Policy
Link at amandla.org not found (Aug. 2001).
Organized around California State Prison of Los Angeles County
Excellent role model for net activists and the primary source for this "Prison Links" page.
Virtual library of federally funded research on violence.
Former Alabama police officer convicted of murder.
Austin, Texas, group dedicated to the freedom of Lacresha Murray. They won!
A special project of the North Carolina Council of Churches.
Attorney Arnold Erickson's masterful website at his new prisonwall.org domain.
Monthly newsletter edited by Washington State prisoner Paul Wright.
Home of the "No More Prisons" movement & CD.
Source of report on political effects of counting prison populations as residents of rural counties.
Organizing annual protests on Bastille Day at prisons and state capitols.
Frequent updates with the latest statistics and analyses.
Banned from MTV for 'Free Mumia' lyrics.
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Promoting structured meetings between victims, offenders, families, and friends. From Bethlehem, PA.
Extensive treatment of restorative justice. Former home of PFI: Prison Fellowship International
Don't be deterred by the outdated conference material, but check out the theoretical papers by Ron Claassen and the bibliography by Howard Zehr.
A Toronto-based agency for transformative justice.
Serious policy work and reliable data, based in Washington, D.C.
Link to report on effects of prison sentences on recidivism.
With an annual death penalty institute.
Vigilant affiliate of the National Campaign.
Link to Sept. 2000 report on death penalty (Acrobat Reader).
Link to report on death penalty @ 2000 (HTML and pdf).
To stop the killing on death row.
Beverly George's campaign to stop violence against prisoners.
With background reports on the "settled" Ruiz lawsuit.
Conference at SUNY-Cortland, October 2001.
A database of California life sentences.
A browser's treasure of more than 300 sites. See annotated directory of links.
An advocacy group from California.
Pursuing global standards for Texas and other trouble spots.
Support for the death penalty drops to minority percentages when the alternative is 25 years to life.
Documentary portraits of women with loved ones in prison by Julia O'Farrow.
Voice of the Prisoner
Prisoners appealing for contacts and attorneys. Dead link at clickshop, August 2001.
A project of the Connecticut Prison Association. Host at hartnet.org unresponsive, August 2001.
Including online access to VOMA Quarterly, VOMA Connections, and other theoretical materials. Administrative address in Minneapolis.
With a helpful library of papers, brought to you by Marty Price (J.D.) of Camas, Washington.
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.