Prisoner Rights & Resources

Welcome to the “Prisoners Rights & Resources” section. This section contains links to a variety of national resources related to corrections and the rights of those incarcerated. To suggest a resource for this list, please contact us.

American Civil Liberties Union
The official Prison Rights website of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the only national litigation program on behalf of prisoners.
Rights of Inmates
A comprehensive overview of the constitutional rights of those incarcerated.
National Legal Aid and Defender Association
A non-profit organization dedicated to representing indigent defendants.
Prison Activist Resource Center
A source for progressive and radical information on prisons and the criminal prosecution system.
Legal Aid Society of New York
Advocating for constitutional and humane conditions of confinement for prisoners in the New York City and State correctional systems.
Prisoners and Prisoners’ Rights
An overview of inmates’ rights, and links to a menu of related resources.
Justice Denied
A magazine devoted to helping people who have been wrongly convicted in the U.S.
Partnership for Safety and Justice
The Partnership for Safety and Justice (formerly The Western Prison Project) publishes a prisoner support directory.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The official website of the only fully-staffed national organization exclusively devoted to abolishing capital punishment.
Stop Prisoner Rape
A Chicago-based organization providing legal and educational services, to help imprisoned mothers preserve their families.
Preventing Prison Rape
Addressing the epidemic in the country’s prison facilities.
Amnesty International
Human Rights Watch
Website of an organization seeking to end the abusive treatment of prisoners.
HIV & Hepatitis Education Prison Project
Concerned with educating and informing on infectious disease in corrections.
National Ass’n of the Deaf – Rights of Deaf Inmates
An overview of rights and remedies for deaf inmates.
The Eighth Amendment
A look at the source of a prisoner’s constitutional rights.
Death Penalty Information Center
A non-profit organization serving the media and the public, with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment.
Books Not Bars
Working to expose and end the over-incarceration of youth
Prisoner Action Coalition
Advocating to improve conditions in California prisons, and assist individual prisoners with legal matters.
Equal Justice, USA
Mobilizing and educating citizens around crime and punishment, including racial, economic, and political biases.
The Other Side of the Wall
A collection of news, articles, and resources related to prisons, prisoners, and the death penalty.
Prison Legal News
An independent publication that reports, reviews, and analyzes court rulings and news related to prisoner rights and prison issues.
Jewish Prisoner Services International
Providing direct spiritual, outreach, and advocacy services for Jewish prisoners and their loved ones.
The Sentencing Project
A national leader in the development of alternative sentencing programs and in research and advocacy on criminal justice policy.
Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (C.U.R.E.)
Nation-wide grass roots organization dedicated to reducing crime through reform of the criminal justice system.
Native American Indian Spiritual Freedom in Prison
Discusses recent cases and provides links to related resources.
Prisoner Advocacy Network
Prisoners and advocates united for human rights.