Massachusetts Statewide Harm Reduction Coalition (SHaRC) - A grassroots organization which opposes all new jail/prison construction and/or expansion.
PrisonPlace.com is a "place for families and friends on the outside, created to be an online community that is specifically designed for families and friends of inmates; inmates; themselves and anyone looking for information, news, and support regarding prisons or prison related issues. Also features blogs and forums.
Incarcerated Veterans Information and Resources Page; from FedCURE, Jul 06
Mothers against Arpaio is a group formed by mothers and women whose loved ones have been abused or neglected by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the infamous "Toughest Sheriff in America" of Maricopa County, Arizona.
Prison Talk Online - New periodical covering all aspects of an inmate's life, including ReEntry Assistance.
Prison Legal News - Community and forum for inmates, family, and friends. Prison Talk Online topics include prisoner support, prison activism, sentencing reform, and the criminal justice system.
IF YOU KNOW OF A FEDERAL INMATE SUFFERING MEDICAL NEGELECT: Federal CURE (FedCURE) has BOP executive staff designated as liaisons to handle inmate medical issues. You can contact them at: Medical@FedCURE.org or go to: www.fedcure.org/contactmedicalagreement.shtml for more information.
History of the Federal Parole System from the US Department of Justice, May 2003. Prepared by Peter B. Hoffman, PhD, Parole Commission consultant. Parole of federal prisoners began after enactment of legislation on June 25, 1910. There were three federal penitentiaries and parole was granted by a parole board at each institution. Read More.
Federal Bureau of Prisons -- The Bureau of Prisons maintains a website. They use an interesting web technology that doesn't allow an easily replicated, customary link to webpages of interest. To find information you will have to use their search engine. Common search requests are for visitation rules, what you are allowed to mail, how to file a Freedom of Information Act, rules on medical care, etc. Use the search engine, if it is prison policy, they have a program statement. Use the phrase: Program Statement when you search. A list will come up and you should be able to find what you need.
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