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ACLU - National Prison Project

915 15th Street, NW –Seventh Floor
Washington, DC 20005

The ACLU National Prison Project is dedicated to ensuring that our nation’s prisons, jails, and other places of detention comply with the Constitution, domestic law, and international human rights principles, and to ending the policies that have given the United States the highest incarceration rate in the world. We promote a fair and effective criminal justice system in which incarceration is used only as a last resort, and its purpose is to prepare prisoners for release and a productive, law-abiding life at the earliest possible time.

American Civil Liberties Union

125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York NY 10004
212-549-2500

The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

The ACLU also works to extend rights to segments of our population that have traditionally been denied their rights, including people of color; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender people; prisoners; and people with disabilities.

American Friends Service Committee

1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-241-7000

AFSC is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.

Amnesty International USA

5 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
212-807-8400
212-627-1451 fax


We combine high-level legislative work, media outreach and grassroots mobilization to shape and promote legislation and policies to advance human rights, protect individuals and free prisoners of conscience.

Arts in Prison

PO Box 23502
Overland Park, KS 66283
913-403-0229


Arts in Prison uses the arts to inspire positive change in the incarcerated, to reduce recidivism, and to reconnect ex-offenders with their communities.

Center for Constitutional Rights

666 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10012
212-614-6464
212-614-6499 fax

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change.

Center for Court Innovation

520 8th Avenue
18th Floor
New York, NY 10018
646-386-3100

In New York, the Center functions as the court system’s independent research and development arm, creating demonstration projects that test new ideas. The Center’s projects include: community courts, drug courts, reentry courts, domestic violence courts, and mental health courts.

Chicago Legal Advocacy for Incarcerated Mothers (CLAIM)

70 East Lake Street, Suite 1120
Chicago, IL 60601
312-675-0912

CLAIM provides legal and educational services to maintain the bond between imprisoned mothers and their children.

CLAIM advocates for policies and programs that benefit families of imprisoned mothers and reduce incarceration of women and girls.

College Guild

P. O. Box 6448
Brunswick, ME 04011
email: http://collegeguild.org/contact-us/

Our mission is to stimulate in prisoners an interest in life long learning by providing a selection of free, non-traditional correspondence courses. Our courses are designed to be both thought provoking and fun while encouraging objectivity and creativity. They relieve the boredom of prison life with an opportunity to spend time constructively.

Correctional Education Association

8182 Lark Brown Road
Suite 202
Elkridge, MD 21075
800-783-1232
443-459-3088 fax



The Correctional Education Association (CEA), founded in 1945, is a non-profit, professional association serving educators and administrators who provide services to students in correctional settings. The CEA is the largest affiliate of the American Correctional Association.