We hope the list of resources below are useful to you. If you have suggestions for additional resources for prisoners and those re-entering their communities, please contact us.

Wisconsin Resources


2115 S. Park St. Madison, WI 53713

Offers an array of direct service programs for individuals and families involved in the criminal justice system in Dane County.

People Against Solitary Confinement


Raises awareness about the personal trauma and costs of solitary confinement via a mobile, full-scale model of a solitary cell. Contact People Against Solitary Confinement to host a speaker and the solitary confinement truck in your community.

Prison Forum

29631 Wild Rose Dr. Blue River, WI 53518

Advocates for, and corresponds with, Wisconsin prisoners via newsletter and blogs.

Wisconsin ACLU

207 E. Buffalo St. #325
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Works to ensure that U.S. prisons, jails, and detention facilities comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles.

Wisconsin Innocence Project

Univ. of WI Law School 975 Bascom Mall
Madison, WI 53706

Provides pro bono legal and investigative services to individuals seeking to prove innocence of crimes for which they have been convicted, and works to redress the causes of wrongful convictions.


2821 Vel R. Phillips Ave. #217
Milwaukee, WI 53212

Linking people of faith across Wisconsin to work for justice.

National Resources

ACLU National Prison Project

125 Broad St. 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Works to ensure that U.S. prisons, jails, and detention facilities comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles, and works to end the policies that have given the U.S. the highest incarceration rate in the world.

Critical Resistance

1904 Franklin St. #504
Oakland, CA 94612

CR’s mission is to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes everyone safe. Their English/Spanish newspaper, The Abolitionist, is free to prisoners.

Fair Shake: Reentry Resource Center

P.O. Box 63
Westby, WI 54667

Provides tools, information, and materials to people leaving prison and returning to their communities. Fair Shake supports re-entry success.

LGBT Books to Prisoners

1202 Williamson St. #1
Madison, WI 53703

Volunteer-run organization that sends books and other educational materials, free of charge, to incarcerated LGBTQ people across the United States.

The Jericho Movement

P.O. Box 2164
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Works for the freedom of political prisoners.

National Lawyers Guild

132 Nassau St. #922
New York, NY 10038

Publishes, along with the Center for Constitutional Rights, “The Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook” ($2). It explains how a prisoner can start a lawsuit in federal court to fight against mistreatment in prison.

Prison Activist Resource Center

P.O. Box 70447
Oakland, CA 94612

PARC publishes a 24-page directory of organizations supporting prisoners, which is free to prisoners upon request.

Prison Book Program

1306 Hancock Street #100
Quincy, MA 02169

Offers a free “National Prisoner Resource List” and a 40-page “We the People” legal primer, and a free resource list for LGBTQ prisoners.

Prison Legal News

P.O. Box 1151
Lake Worth, FL 33460

Publishes a magazine that provides a review and analysis of prisoner rights court rulings and news about prison issues (subscription $30/year for prisoners).

Root and Rebound

1730 Franklin St. #300
Oakland, CA 94612

A re-entry advocacy center that equips people for successful reintegration with tools and resources.

The Sentencing Project

1705 DeSales St., NW, 8th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036

A research and advocacy organization that works for a fair and effective criminal justice system by promoting reforms in sentencing law and practice, and alternatives to incarceration.

South Chicago ABC Zine Distro

P.O. Box 721
Homewood, IL 60430

Publishes political and radical zines written by activists seeking prison abolishment. Zines are offered free-of-charge to prisoners. Send for a catalog.