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.
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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

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