Advocacy Groups

Amnesty International USA, 311 43rd Street, 7th Floor, New York NY 10036. 212-807-8400. Works for reform and human rights.

Center for American Progress, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington DC 20005. 202-682-1611. Prison reform

Coalition for Prisoners Rights, PO Box 1911, Santa Fe NM 87504. Their free monthly newsletter is called CFPRN. Send
SASE or download from

CURE (Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants), PO Box 2310, Washington DC 20013. 202-789-2126. Prison
reform advocacy. State chapters. Request free monthly electronic newsletter at under “contact us.”

FAMM (Family Against Mandatory Minimums) 1100 H Street NW Suite 1000, Washington DC 20005. 202-822-6700.
Sends news updates on federal prison reform / sentencing (not for state prisoners). Newsletter available only for federal prisoners, who must use to sign up to their corrlinks account. We do not answer email from corrlinks.

Just Detention International, 3325 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 340, Los Angeles CA 90010. 213-384-1400. Information and advocacy on sexual abuse and exploitation of prisoners.

National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4301 Wilson Blvd Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203. 800-950-6264. Mental health support, community and resources.

November Coalition, 282 West Astor, Colville WA 99114. 509-684-1550 Helps federal prisoners. Works to end drug war injustice.

PARC, Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland CA 94612. 510-893-4648.

Southern Center for Human Rights, 60 Walton St NW, Atlanta GA 30303. 404-688-1202. Deals with unconstitutional treatment and helps death row prisoners.

U.S. Dept. of Justice, Civil Rights Division, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington DC 20530. 202-514-4609. Hearing impaired (TTY)202-514-0716. Assistance for various languages. “Report of prisoners abuse.”

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