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    < Criminal Justice Consortium
P.O. Box 347059, San Francisco, CA 94134-7059 (707) 428-3213

    < California Prison Focus
Working to stop human rights violations, improve medical care and end long-term isolation in California's prisons.
2940 16th St. Suite 307, San Francisco, CA 94103
tel:415-252-9211 Fax: 415-252-9311

    < HIV/Hepatitis C in Prison Committee of California Prison Focus
Dedicated to fighting for consistent access to quality medical care and access to harm reduction tools; advocating for compassionate release and alternatives to incarceration for prisoners with serious illnesses and severe disabilities; and ending segregation, discrimination, medical neglect and violations of confidentiality.
2940 16th Street, #307, San Francisco, CA 94103
phone/fax: (510) 665-1935

    < Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice
A private non-profit organization with a mission to reduce reliance on incarceration as a solution to social problems.
1622 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94103
tel:(415) 621-5661

    < Critical Resistance: Beyond the Prison Industrial Complex
Critical Resistance seeks to build an international movement to end the Prison Industrial Complex by challenging the belief that caging and controlling people makes us safe.
1904 Franklin St., Suite 504, Oakland, CA 94612 tel:(510) 444-0484

    < Families to Amend California's Three Strikes
Three Strikes: A shameful and current blot on California history.
PO Box 21613, San Jose, CA 95151

    < Families Against Mandatory Minimums
Founded in 1991 to challenge inflexible and excessive penalties required by mandatory sentencing laws. FAMM promotes sentencing policies that give judges the discretion to distinguish between defendants and sentence them according to their role in the offense, seriousness of the offense and potential for rehabilitation. FAMM's 25,000 members include prisoners and their families, attorneys, judges, criminal justice experts and concerned citizens. FAMM does not argue that crime should go unpunished - but the punishment must fit the crime.

    < Free Battered Women
Formerly known as the California Coalition for Battered Women in Prison (CCBWP), is a statewide grassroots coalition of activists, attorneys, therapists, students, community members, and other dedicated individuals throughout CA who strive to end the re-victimization of battered women in prison.
1540 Market St., Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94102
tel:(415) 255-7036 ext. 6

    < The Jeff Dicks Medical Coalition (JDMC)
The JDMC serves as the advocate for those that are incarcerated within U.S. jails and prisons that are receiving no medical care or inadequate medical care by the correctional medical companies contracted by the States.
PO Box 343, Beechgrove, Tennessee 37018

    < Justice Now
Justice Now works with women prisoners and local communities to build a safe, compassionate world without prisons.
1322 Webster St., Suite 210, Oakland, CA 94612 tel:(510) 839-7654

    < Prison Activist Resource Center
We provide support for educators, activists, prisoners, and prisoners' families.
PO Box 339, Berkeley, CA 94701 Phone:(510) 893-4648

    < CA Prison Moratorium Project
Seeks to stop all public and private prison construction in California for five years. During this time, money will be diverted from California's prison construction budget to fund and actively pursue alternatives to incarceration for as many people as possible. As a result, communities will have the power to examine the reasons people break the law, and seek alternatives to prison.
PO Box 339, Berkeley, CA 94701 tel:(510) 893-4648

    < PrisonLinks

    < Prison Radio
Prison Radio’s mission is to challenge mass incarceration and racism by airing the voices of men and women in prison by bringing their voices into the public dialogue on crime and punishment.
PO Box 411074, San Francisco, CA 94141 Phone:(415) 648-4505

The PrisonTalk Online web community was conceived in a prison cell, designed in a halfway house, and funded by donations from families of ex-offenders, to bring those with an interest in the prisoner support community a forum in which their issues and concerns may be addressed by others in similar circumstances and beliefs

    < Jericho Amnesty Movement
Over the last thirty (30) years the numbers of political prisoners and prisoners of war languishing within the prisons of the United States of America has grown to enormous and geometric proportions as the struggles for liberation and independence has intensified.
Bay Area Jericho Movement tel:(510) 667-9293 & (510) 595-1652
P.O. Box 3585, Oakland, CA 94609

    < Youth Force Coalition
A coalition of youth organizations fighting against the oppressive attacks on our communities. We focus on the Prison Industrial Complex which we believe is related to a multitude of issues including: inaccessible & irrelevant education, gentrification, the criminalization of our communities, lack of living wage jobs, police brutality, toxic neighborhoods, inadequate healthcare, etc.
1357 5th St., Oakland, CA 93607 Phone:(510) 451-5466 x 301

    < Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
LSPC advocates for the human rights and empowerment of incarcerated parents, children, family members and people at risk for incarceration.
1540 Market St., Suite 490, San Francisco, CA 94102
(tel) 415-255-7036 (fax) 415-552-3150

    < Prison Place is an online community for friends and families of those incarcerated. This new community is designed to offer accurate and current information on all Federal and State prisons and to create a community where friends and family of inmates, and all former inmates, can share stories and information.

Click here to visit Prison Place

    < Resistance Behind Bars
Resistance Behind Bars documents collective organizing and individual resistance among women incarcerated in the U.S. and challenges the reader to question why these instances and efforts have been ignored and why many assume that women do not organize to demand change.

    < The Prison Literature Project

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