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.
PrisonPlace.com 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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
P.O. Box 347059, San Francisco, CA 94134-7059 email@example.com (707) 428-3213
Three Strikes: A shameful and current blot on California history.
PO Box 21613, San Jose, CA 95151
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org