Compiled by Christopher Dunn, Anthony Lucero, Gary Norsworthy, Pamela Porter, & Jesse & Beth Michael
Amnesty International USA, 311 43rd Street, 7th Floor, New York NY 10036. 212-807-8400. Works for reform and human rights. firstname.lastname@example.org amnestyusa.org
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 realcostofprisons.org/coalition
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 curenational.org 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 FAMM@famm.org 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. email@example.com
National Alliance on Mental Illness, 4301 Wilson Blvd Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22203. 800-950-6264. Mental health support, community and resources. firstname.lastname@example.org
November Coalition, 282 West Astor, Colville WA 99114. 509-684-1550 Helps federal prisoners. Works to end drug war injustice. email@example.com
PARC, Prison Activist Resource Center, PO Box 70447, Oakland CA 94612. 510-893-4648. firstname.lastname@example.org
Southern Center for Human Rights, 60 Walton St NW, Atlanta GA 30303. 404-688-1202. Deals with unconstitutional treatment and helps death row prisoners. email@example.com
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.” justice.org/crt
AIDS Hep C INFORMATION & SUPPORT
AIDS in Prison Project, Osborne Association, 809 Westchester Ave, Bronx NY 10455. 800-344-3314. Accepts collect calls from inmates needing help. Tues, Wed, Thurs, 3-8 PM. Newsletter available at osborneny.org/signup
Center for Health Justice, 900 Avila Street, Client Service Center: Suite 102, Administrative Offices: Suite 301, Los Angeles CA 90012. Accepts collect calls, 213-229-0985. Serves people impacted by incarceration. firstname.lastname@example.org
National Prevention Information Network, PO Box 6003, Rockville MD 20849-6003. 301-562-1098. Hearing impaired (TTY)888-232-6348. HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STDs, TB. Free pamphlets. Listing of support groups in your area. npin.cdc.gov NPIN-Info@cdc.gov
Prisoners with AIDS Rights Advocacy: P.O. Box 2161, Jonesboro GA 30237. 404-946-9346. Offers support, referrals, education and political lobbying for prisoners with AIDS.
Project Inform, 1375 Mission St, San Francisco CA 94103. 888-448-4636 (10am-4pm Pacific Time). Health information and support for HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C. email@example.com
ARTISTS & WRITERS
Between the Bars, Michael Burts, Pen Pal website, connections, newsletter and more. betweenthebars.org 802-773-4029. (also known as Reaching Beyond The Walls) Sign up for emails at betweenthebars.org/notifications/list
Cell Door Magazine, 14985 Road 40.2, Mancos CO 81328. 970-533-7383. Shares inmate writings and art on their web site. lairdcarlson.com/celldoor nccan.org celldoor.com
Fine Art America, 2415 N. Geneva Terrace, Chicago IL 60614. Fee to sell art on website. Someone outside needs to submit. Provides marketing tools for website setup, social media print sales, e-newsletters and more. fineartamerica.com
InsideOUT Writers, Attn: Alumni Program/Re-Entry Services, 1212 N. Vermont Blvd. 2nd Floor, Los Angeles CA 90029. 323-660-1866. Directed toward the youth. Writing services, re-entry and more. firstname.lastname@example.org
Prison Arts Touching Hearts (PATH), PO Box 1702, Mill Valley CA 94942. Provides a platform to showcase the talents of incarcerated artists. prisonartstouchinghearts.org Prisonartstouchinghearts@gmail.com
Prisoner Express, PO Box #6556, Ithaca NY 14851. 607-252-6946. Newsletter uses inmate writings and art, voice to the free world. Educational & other programs. prisonerexpress.org/contact
Prisons Foundation, 2512 Virginia Ave. NW, #58043, Washington DC 20037. Free information & publishing advice for writers. Inmates can pay for document services. Staff@PrisonsFoundation.org
Prison Writers Leon Kelley, PO Box 334, New York NY 10002. Where prisoners have a voice – writings posted on the website. prisonwriters.com email@example.com
Ridge Art Association, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd SW, Winter Haven FL 33880. 863-291-5661. Send self-addressed stamped envelope for contest information. ridgeart.org
Safe Streets Arts Foundation, 2512 Virginia Ave. NW #58043, Washington DC 20037. 202-393-1511. Inmates’ art work shown and sold. Staff@SafeStreetsArts.org
Southwest Correctional Art Network (SCAN), Attn: Grady Hillman, 7010 Isabelle Drive, Austin TX 78752. gradyhillman.com/contact
PrisonArte.com, PO Box 1773, Avondale AZ 85323. Shows and sells inmate art on web. Send a self-addressed prepaid envelope to receive an application. firstname.lastname@example.org
A Touch of Light, 300 Lenora Street #311, Seattle WA 98121. 206-245-4937. Artist resources for incarcerated individuals and their families. email@example.com
Justice Arts Coalition (JAC), PO Box 8261, Silver Spring MD 20907. Prisoners, ex-prisoner, displaying art on the web and in shows. firstname.lastname@example.org
FREE BOOKS FOR PRISONERS
Bible Truth Publishers, 59 Industrial Road, Addison IL 60101. 630?543?1441. Free Bibles to prisoners & other study materials. Spanish available. FreeBible@bibletruthpublishers.com
Book ‘Em, PO Box 71357, Pittsburgh PA 15213. Educational and fiction. Request genre (not specific books, Bibles or Christian non-fiction). email@example.com bookempa.org
Books for Prisoners, c/o Groundwork Bookstore, 9500 Gilman Drive Dept 0323, La Jolla CA 92093. Free books. No religious or legal books. Serves all states. firstname.lastname@example.org
Books Through Bars, 4722 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia PA 19143. 215-727-8170. Supportive services include free books, letters and materials. email@example.com
Books to Prisoners, c/o Left Bank Books, 92 Pike Street Box A, Seattle WA 98101. Sends free books to prisoners nationwide.
Christ To Inmates, Rev. Perry Davis, PO Box 309, Deland FL 32721. 386-734-4383. Free Bibles and material. prisonministry.net/cti
CLI Prison Alliance, 4724 Hargrove Rd. Suite. 100, Raleigh NC 27616-2802. 919-790-6987. Books, Bibles, Bible studies. firstname.lastname@example.org
Derek Prince Ministries, PO Box 19501, Charlotte NC 28219. 800-448-3261. List of free books and Bible studies. Spanish available. ContactUs@derekprince.org
Furnishing Inmates Reading Material (FIRM), Don Bowman, 7 West Lake Drive, St. Simons Island GA 31522. Sends books and materials to prison chaplains.
Harvest Time Books, Prison Ministry, PO Box 300, Altamont TN 37301. 844-777-1844. Write for list of free books. harvestimebooks.com
International Bible Society, 1820 Jet Stream Drive, Colorado Springs CO 80921. Free Bible to inmates who write a personal request.
Jesus Loves Me Ministry, c/o Mike Clontz, PO Box 2876, Albertville AL 35950. Free gospel books to prisoners. Spanish available. Free texts and audio files available online. email@example.com
Love Press, PO Box 1608, Tarpon Springs FL 34688, 800-282-9905 ext. 2200. Offers books on God, including “Come Unto Me” by Dr. James P. Gills. Inmates can ask their chaplains to order. firstname.lastname@example.org
Portland Books To Prisoners, PO Box 11222, Portland OR 97211. Sends free books to prisoners nationwide. email@example.com
Praise Books by Merlin Carothers, free to chaplains: Foundation of Praise, PO Box 2518, Escondido CA 92033. 760.741.2755. Ask chaplain to request books and provide full address with number of inmates in facility. Individual books cost extra. “Prison to Praise” and other books. Spanish available. foundationofpraise.org praisebooks.org
Prison Book Program c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore, 1306 Hancock St. Suite. 100, Quincy MA 02169. Free books and Resource Listing. We do not serve CA, TX, IL, MI, NV, MD(state prisons), and various other locations.
Prison Library Project, 915-C West Foothill Blvd PMB 128, Claremont CA 91711. 909-626-3066. Mails books to individual inmates. No religious. No legal. No books to HI, MI, ME, county jails and various other locations. claremontforum.org
Prisoner Literature Project, c/o Bound Together Books, 1369 Haight Street, San Francisco CA 94117. (no TX inmates)
American Bible Academy, PO Box 1490, Joplin MO 64802-1490. 417-781-9100. Free courses and resources also for legally-recognized spouses. Spanish available. abarc.org firstname.lastname@example.org (rehabilitation ministry)
Blackstone Career Institute, 1011 Brookside Rd Suite 300 Allentown PA 18106. 800-826-9228 Offers a well-known, accredited paralegal program. email@example.com
City Vision University, Rescue College, 1100 E 11th Street, Kansas City MO 64106. 816-960-2008. Degree in missions. firstname.lastname@example.org
CLEP (College Level Exam Program), PO Box 6600, Princeton NJ 08541-6600. 800-257-9558. College credits for self-taught knowledge. collegeboard.com/clep email@example.com
Crossroad Bible Institute, PO Box 900, Grand Rapids MI 49509-0900. 800-668-2450. Offers beginner and up Bible studies and personal discipleship. Spanish available. Aftercare program for CBI students. cpministries.org
Distance Education & Training Council, 1101 17th Street NW Suite 808, Washington DC 20036. 202-234-5100. Write for a list of schools and courses that are offered to prisoners by mail. firstname.lastname@example.org
Emmaus Bible Correspondence School, PO Box 1028, Dubugue IA 52004. 888-338-7809. Offers free Bible courses to prisoners. email@example.com
International Bible Correspondence School, Ron Thompson Jail & Prison Ministry, PO Box 618477, Orlando FL 32861. 407-290-5832. Free lessons to all incarcerated.
Global University, 1211 S. Glenstone Ave, Springfield MO 65804. 800-443-1083. Offers 3 degrees…Associate, Bachelors, Masters. Spanish available. Assemblies of God. firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Correctional Education, U.S. Dept. of Education, 400 Maryland Ave SW, Washington DC 20202. 800-872-5327. Information about educational grants. email@example.com
The Paralegal Institute, Brighton College, 8777 E. Via de Ventura Suite 300, Scottsdale AZ 85258. 800-354-1254. Associate degree program available. Accredited by the D.E.T.C. firstname.lastname@example.org
PMI Center for Biblical Studies, PO Box 507, Arab AL 35016. 256-677-9089. Programs for degrees and Ordination. Chapel books free to chaplains. email@example.com
Prison Bible School, PO Box 311974, Enterprise AL 36331. 334-503-9860. Free college courses toward theology degree. Foundation Ministries. firstname.lastname@example.org
Centurion Ministries, 1000 Herrontown Rd, Princeton NJ 08540. 609-921-0334. Helps death row inmates who are actually innocent. email@example.com
Cornell Law School, Registrar’s Office, 160 Myron Taylor Hall, Ithaca NY 14853. 607-255-7190. firstname.lastname@example.org
CUADP (Citizens United for the Alternatives to the Death Penalty), PMB 335, 2603 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Hwy, Gainesville FL 32609. 800-973-6548. Works to help abolish the death penalty.
Death Penalty Information Center, 1701 K Street NW Suite 205, Washington DC 20006. 202-289-2275. email@example.com
Death Penalty Representation Project, ABA, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW Suite 400, Washington DC 20036. 202-662-1738. Helps access legal assistance for death penalty inmates. firstname.lastname@example.org
Death Row Support Project, PO Box 600, Liberty Mills IN 46946. 219-982-7480. Support and pen pals to death row inmates. email@example.com
Justice Denied Magazine, PO Box 66291, Seattle WA 98166. Articles and cases of innocent death row and lifers. firstname.lastname@example.org
NAACP Legal Defense Fund, 40 Rector St. 5th Floor, New York, NY 10006. 212-965-2200. Anti-death penalty project.
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, NCADP, 1629 K Street NW Suite 300, Washington DC 20006. 703-957-8198. Supports efforts to abolish the death penalty.
LEGAL LITIGATION AID & SUPPORT
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia PA 19102. 215-241-7000. Quaker organization promotes peace to overcome violence and injustice. email@example.com
Center for Constitutional Rights, 666 Broadway, 7th Floor, New York NY 10012. 212-614-6464. Uses law to helps protect civil and human rights. firstname.lastname@example.org
The Citebook, Starlite Inc, PO Box 20004, St. Petersburg FL 33742. 727-392-2929. Citebook is a manual (about $95) designed for the layperson to help themselves research their litigation. Starlite@Citebook.com
Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 435 West 116th Street, New York NY 10027. 212-854-1601. “Jailhouse Lawyers Manual” is free on website. Printed copy is $30 for prisoners and 3-month wait. email@example.com jlm.law.columbia.edu
Government Publishing Office, PO Box 979050, St. Louis MO 63197. 202-512-1800. “Federal Rules of Evidence” $7, “Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure” $11, and others at bookstore.gpo.gov or firstname.lastname@example.org Free at uscourts.gov
Innocence Project, 40 Worth St. Suite 701, New York NY 10013. 212-364-5340. DNA testing and prison reform. Ask for information in your state. email@example.com
Legal Aid Society Prisoner’s Rights Project, 199 Water St, New York NY 10038. 212-577-3300. Social justice and legal resources – NY. Search on the internet for a legal aid society in your state, county or city.
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children (LSPC), 4400 Market St, Oakland CA 94608. 415-255-7036. Parents manual and other free resources to prisoners. firstname.lastname@example.org
National Center for Reason and Justice, PO Box 191101, Roxbury MA 02119. Supports people who are falsely accused or convicted of crimes against children. NO pro bono legal help but may direct you to others who can help. email@example.com
National Lawyers Guild, Prison Law Project, PO Box 1266, New York NY 10009-8941. 212-679-5100 ext. 3. A national membership organization for legal workers and lawyers; includes jailhouse lawyers. We are not a law office and cannot provide legal advice. Please do not send us documents. firstname.lastname@example.org Download free Jailhouse Lawyer’s Handbook from jailhouselaw.org
Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder CO 80302. 303-447-8760. Native American rights and legal resources. email@example.com
Office of Journal Administration, Georgetown Law Journal, PO Box 382, Congers NY 10920. 202-662-9457. Request form for inmate discount.. Then, fill-out form with $25 which includes shipping & handling for “Annual Review of Criminal Procedure” excellent soft cover journal subscription. firstname.lastname@example.org law.georgetown.edu
The Prisoner’s Guide to Survival, PSI Publishing Inc, 413-B 19th Street #168, Lynden WA 98264. 700+ pages soft cover is about $60 for prisoners. email@example.com
Prison Legal News (PLN), PO Box 1151, Lake Worth Beach FL 33460. 561-360-2523. Reports are available and free email newsletters on court decisions affecting prisoners. Subscriptions begin at about $20. “Prisoners Self Help Litigation Manual” 900+-page paperback is about $68. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Writing for Lawyers” by Hollis T. Hurd. Excellent and useful 170-page paperback about $25 from amazon.com
Aurora Ministries, 12108 10th Ave East, Bradenton FL 34212. 941-748-3031. Resources and free audio Bibles to visually impaired. auroraministries.org
Chicano Awareness Center, 4821 South 24th St, Omaha NE 68107. 402-733-2720. Various supports for Latino community. email@example.com
The Felony Foundation, PO Box 190806, Dallas TX 75219. 469-662-8233. Prison ministry serving prisoners in all states, wanting inmates to know that they aren’t forgotten. thefelonyfoundation.com
Indian Life Ministries, PO Box 32, Pembina ND 58271. 204-661-9333. Native American subscriptions starting at $11 and intertribal material. indianlife.org
Jewish Prisoner Services International, PO Box 85840, Seattle WA 98145-1840. 206-617-2367. Support, referrals, guidance, educational and religious programs to Jewish only prisoners. firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Detention (formerly “Stop Prison Rape”), 3325 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 340, Los Angeles CA 90010. 213-384-1400. Advocates and counseling resources to end sexual abuse in detention. email@example.com
Mexican-American Legal Defense Education Fund (MALDF), 634 S. Spring Street 11th Floor, Los Angeles CA 90014. 213-629-2512. Supports civil rights for Latinos living in the U.S. info@MALDEF.org
Prison Fellowship, PO Box 2204, Ashburn VA 20146. 800-206-9764. In-prison curriculum programs, Prison Fellowship Academy(R), Bible Studies and Life Skills classes, Inside Journal Life Recovery Bible. Check with Chaplain for re-entry support.
Project for Older Prisoners (POPS), C/O Jonathan Turley, Director, George Washington University Law School, 2000 H Street NW, Washington DC 20052. 202-994-1010. law.gwu.edu
Pure Life Ministries, 14 School Street, Dry Ridge KY 41035. 888-787-3543. Strengthens faith using programs and teaching materials to overcome sexual sins. purelifeministries.org
Safer Society Foundation, PO Box 340, Brandon VT 05733-0340. 802-247-3132. Self-help resources for sex offenders. Some materials cost. firstname.lastname@example.org
Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic (SBCED), 2000 G Street NW Suite 200, Washington DC 20052. 202-994-7463. Legal small business help. GWUSBC@law.gwu.edu
PRAYERS FOR PRISONERS
Andrew Wommack Ministries, PO Box 3333, Colorado Springs CO 80934. 719-635-1111. Open phone lines Monday-Friday 24 hours and Saturday-Sunday 7:30am-6pm Mountain Time. email@example.com
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association Prayer Line. 888-388–2683. Call toll free & open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Connect US. Online information and prayer guides. connectusfund.org/13-uplifting-inspirational-prayers-for-prisoners
Healing Communities, 2210 South 71st Street, Philadelphia PA 19142. 202-368-3203. Prison Reentry, Sexual Exploitation, Juvenile Justice Awareness Ministry. healingcommunitiesusa.com/prayer-line
Katie Souza Ministries, PO Box 1289, Maricopa AZ 85139. 800-830-8130. Participate in Prisoners Prayer Warrior Team. Resources available. firstname.lastname@example.org
Knowing Jesus. Submit prayers online, choose from a list of requests and see how many times someone has prayed for it. prayer.knowing-jesus.com/Prayers-for-Prisoners
Love Lines Crisis Center, 2855 Saint Anthony Lane Suite 115, Saint Anthony MN 55418. 612-379-1199. Prayerful confidential support: healing, suicidal, addiction, etc. email@example.com
WCWTK. Online written prayers, forum and email connection. https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/contact/ and whatchristianswanttoknow.com/6-prayers-for-those-incarcerated-or-in-prison/
PRE-RELEASE & PAROLE
American Correctional Association, Publications Dept., 206 N. Washington St, Alexandria VA 22314. 703-224-0000. Parole planning guide “As Free as an Eagle” ($20) and other self-help books are sold. firstname.lastname@example.org
ShelterKC, 1520 Cherry St, Kansas City MO 64108. 816-421-7643. Christ-centered residential rescue mission for relief and recovery. Also, housing for sex offenders. email@example.com
CityGate Network, 2153 Chuckwagon Rd Suite 100, Colorado Sprints CO 80919, 719-266-8300. Christian association of ministries that helps people in desperate situations. Residential programs in some cities. firstname.lastname@example.org
Transitional Housing. 800-334-8893. Helps the working homeless. transitionalhousing.org
“From the Inside Out” about $85 parole planning manual about 150-page softcover book from amazon.com
“99 Days and a Get-Up” and “Man I need a Job!” by Ned Rollo from amazon about $12. Good helps!
National Reentry Resource Center, 1400 Crystal Drive 10th Floor, Arlington VA 22202. 866-536-8686. Connect to local re-entry services. Spanish available. email@example.com
SEEKING GOD & SPIRITUAL TRUTH
Alpha USA ,Jack Cowley National Director Prisons & Re-Entry, P.O. Box 9359 Wichita Falls, TX 76308
American Rehabilitation Ministry (ARM), PO Box 1490, Joplin, MO 64802-1490 Bible studies and more offered. 417-781-9100
Billy Graham Evang. Assoc., Christian Guidance Department, BGEA, 2426 1 Billy Graham Pky., Charlotte, NC 28201. Reading materials. 1-877-247-
Bread of Life, Free booklets and pamphlets for prisoners. Gospel Messenger Service, P.O. Box 331, Lancaster NH 03584 Great reading!! 866-205-4727
Christian Ambassadors, PO Box 62876, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-2876. Discipleship program. firstname.lastname@example.org Newsletters
Good News Publishers, c/o Crossway 1300 Cresent Street, Wheaton, IL 60187. Tracts & more
Inmate Discipler Fellowship,.Contact person is Mark Hollis. 5351 Catran Drive, Dallas, TX 75227
Exodus Prison Ministry, PO Box 6363, Lubbock. TX 79493 Bible studies and Bibles, literature. Especially good for new Believers in Christ. 806-791-3673
Mt. Nebo Prison Ministry, PO Box 1848, Gilbert, AZ 85299. They offer a 93 page workbook (Fundamentals of Faith) After completed and mailed back at inmates expense and you pass you receive a soft cover McArthur Study Bible. 480-635-9532
Source of Light, 1011 Mission Road, Madison, GA 30650. (706) 342-0397 They offer good Bible studies in several languages, including Spanish and French. Free to inmates.
Liberty Prison Ministries & Liberty House, PO Box 87, Schwenksville, PA 19473.
Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, P.O. Box 770, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356. “Change Your Life Biblically” Free and other Christian literature, newsletter. 760-248-2828
Mt. Zion Bible Church, Chapel Library, 2603 W. Wright Street, Pensacola, FL 32505 “Free Grace Broadcaster,” send for their catalog of tapes and publications-free. 850-434-0058
Open Door Ministry, Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport, PA 16915 Ask for their writings. 814-274-7573
Piedmont Christian Ministries, PO Box 118, Piedmont, OH 43983 (740) 489-5189 Offer materials to inmates and chaplains, including videos. (800)858-5402
RBC Ministries, P.O. Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501 “Our Daily Bread” devotional and other publications.
Salesian Missions, 2 Lefevre Lane, New Rochelle, NY 10801-5710 1 Booklet of poetry $2, must order 5
The Bible League, Bible League Plaza, Crete, IL 60417 . 866-885-4636 1 Bibles and Bible studies ??
United Prison Ministry International, 890 CR93, PO Box 8, Verbena, AL 36091 (205) 755-4744 Provides literature, newsletter, and videos. Write to Tony Hall to find out what they have available. 205-755-4744
WELS Special Ministries, PO Box 452, New Ulm, MN 56073. Study Booklets, Lutheran. 507-354-3130
Turning Point, Dr. David Jeremiah, PO Box 3838, San Diego, CA 92163 Daily Devotional “Turning Points”. 877-998-0222
World Missionary Press,Inc, PO Box 120 New Paris, IN, 46553-0120 “Help from Above” Scripture booklets and literature in several languages.
Dismas Ministry: P.O. Box 070363, Milwaukee, WI. 53207 A national Catholic prison ministry providing free Catholic scripture, faith and prayer materials to USA prisoners.
Bethany Prison Ministry offers free Christian books, Bibles, Bible studies and spiritual growth books. 6820 Auto Club Road, Bloomington, MN 55437
American Bible Society, 101 North Independence Mall East FL8, Philadelphia PA 19106-2155. 215-309-0900. Catalog of publications. Free Bibles. email@example.com
America’s Christian Newspaper, Christian Tabernacle Church, PO Box 747, Madisonville KY 42431.
“The Angolite”, Cashier’s Office, Angola Louisiana State Prison, Angola LA 70712. Remarkable magazine for its candor about prisons. Check for availability and cost (which may be around $20 a year).
Challenge Newspaper, PO Box 742, Lebanon OH 45036. 513-804-8818. Helping Christians introduce people to Jesus. Chaplains can order Prison / Spanish bulk editions and should provide prison population, contact name and address. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Compassion”, C/O St. Rose Peace & Justice, 140 W. South Boundary St., St. Perrysburg OH 43551. 419-874-1333. Publishes writings for and by death row inmates.
Cry Justice Now, PO Box 473, Saint Louis MO 63166. 314-421-3020. Criminal justice reform and support for those incarcerated, recently released or homeless. Great newspaper needs inmate stories, articles, testimonies, poetry and artwork. Contact_CryJustice@nlecstl.org cjn.newlifeevangelisticcenter.org
“Fortune News” Attn. Inmate Subscriptions, The Fortune Society, 29-76 Northern Blvd, Long Island City NY 11101. 212-691-7554. Free to prisoners. Building people, not prisons. email@example.com
Freedom Press, PO Box 384, Marksville LA 71351. 318-717-2948. Inspirational monthly newsletter. It’s short but well worth the read! freedompress.org
“Free Grace Broadcaster” Chapel Library, 2603 West Wright St, Pensacola FL 32505. 850-438-6666. Quarterly digest of Christ-centered sermons and articles from prior centuries. Available online. chapellibrary.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace & Truth Magazine, 210 Chestnut Street, Danville IL 61832. 217-442-1120. Monthly magazine, gospel tracts and Christian booklets/tracts. email@example.com
“Herald of His Coming”, PO Box 279, Seelyville IN 47878. 812-442-6200. Published monthly by Gospel Revivals. Interesting readings. Various languages. firstname.lastname@example.org
“Inside Journal” (Quarterly, English & Spanish, Men’s & Women’s). Ask your chaplain to request free bulk journals by emailing email@example.com. Prison Fellowship, 800-206-9764.
“Journal of Prisoners on Prisons”, c/o Justin Piche PhD, Dept of Criminology, University of Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1N 6N5. 800-565-9523 or 613-562-5800 ext. 1812. firstname.lastname@example.org jpp.org
“Loaves & Fishes”, Lighthouse Publishing, PO Box 332, Bedford PA 15522. 800-313-1871. Discipleship magazine includes uplifting stories, testimonies, puzzles, poems, Bible helps and writings from inmates. email@example.com
Mennonite Office on Crime & Justice, Box 500, Akron PA 17501. 717-859-1151. Offers many great publications that can help. restorativejusticeontherise.org
“Moriel Quarterly”, Moriel Ministries USA, PO Box 100223, Pittsburgh PA 15233. 412-321-6154. Writings on God. firstname.lastname@example.org moriel.org
National Clearinghouse for the Defense of Battered Women (NCDBW), c/o 990 Spring Garden St. Suite 703, Philadelphia PA 19123. 215-763-1144 or 800-903-0111 ext. 3. Collect calls from incarcerated victims of battering accepted. Various services and publications. email@example.com
Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 810 Seventh Street NW, Washington DC 20531. 202-514-2000. Ask for journal and to be placed on mailing list. Free. firstname.lastname@example.org nij.ojp.gov
“Prison Victory Magazine”, Bikers and race car fans!!! Need donations; Chaplains can order by bulk or subscription, write for price: CMI, PO Box 929, Bristow, OK 74010. 214-796-1119.
“Saved By Grace News”, PO Box 1242, Raymore MO 64083. 816-591-8500confirmed on other websites Free monthly newsletter including prisoners’ testimonies, poetry, art and more. savedbygracenews.com
“Seeds From the Sower”, Guido Prison Ministry, 600 N. Lewis St, PO Box 508, Metter GA 30439. 912-685-2222. Free Daily Devotional and literature to prisoners. email@example.com sowerministries.org
“Truth for Today”, 111 Robin Hood Dr, Forest City NC 28043. 704-245-6059. Newsletter and Christian books. firstname.lastname@example.org thebibleistheotherside.org/information
“Turn It Up! Staying Strong Inside”, The Sero Project, PO Box 1233, Milford PA 18337. 646-642-4915. Health/ wellness magazine for prisoners (single or bulk copies). Supports social justice including HIV networks. email@example.com
Victorious Living, PO Box 120951, Clermont FL 34712. 352-478-2098. Quarterly magazine that delivers hope – God’s life-transforming power. firstname.lastname@example.org
World Challenge, PO Box 8930, Pueblo CO 81008. 719-487-7888. Various resources. worldchallenge.org
“Yard Out”, Prisoners For Christ Outreach Ministries, PO Box 1530, Woodinville WA 98072. 425-483-4151. Resources. email@example.com prisonersforchrist.org
SEEKING GOD AND SPIRITUAL TRUTH
Bethany Prison Ministry, 9201 Normandale Blvd, Bloomington MN 55437. 952-831-5276. Free Christian books, Bibles, Bible studies and spiritual growth books. Deb.Cheney@bethfel.com smlcb.org
Bible League, 1 Bible League Plaza, Crete IL 60417. 866-825-4636. Bibles and resources. bibleleague.org
Christian Ambassadors, 4161 Rainbow Drive, Decatur GA 30034. 770-765-7965. Discipleship and resources. firstname.lastname@example.org
Crossway, 1300 Crescent Street, Wheaton IL 60187. 800-543-1659. Good News Publishers has literature including “More Than a Carpenter.” email@example.com
Dismas Ministry, PO Box 070363, Milwaukee WI. 53207. A national Catholic prison ministry providing free Catholic scripture, faith and prayer materials to USA prisoners. Spanish available. dismasministry.org
Evangel Prison Ministries, 6900 Billtown Rd, Louisville KY 40299. 502-964-3304 ext.1227. Bible study, resources, correspondence and more. firstname.lastname@example.org evangelprisonministries.org
Exodus Prison Ministry, PO Box 6363, Lubbock TX 79493. 806-791-3673. Bibles / studies / literature especially good for new believers in Christ. exodusprisonministry.org email@example.com
Gospel Tabernacle, 420 Route 6 West, Coudersport PA 16915. 814-274-7573. Ask for their writings. firstname.lastname@example.org gospeltabernacle.life
International Prison Ministry, PO Box 1088, Chula Vista CA 91912. 800-527-1212. Bible plus many great writings for spiritual growth. email@example.com
Jesus Christ Prison Ministry, PO Box 770, Lucerne Valley CA 92356. 760-248-2828. “Change Your Life Biblically” free book, newsletter and other Christian literature. jcpm.com
Jesus is the Way Prison Ministry, 602 Liberty Ave, PO Box 98, Rantoul IL 61866-0098. 217-892-4044. Preaches the gospel and provides aftercare assistance. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Nebo Prison Ministry, PO Box 1848, Gilbert AZ 85299. 480-635-9530. After completing the 13-chapter workbook (Fundamentals of Faith), various study materials will be sent to you including a soft cover McArthur Bible. (Not for county or city jails.) email@example.com mnpm.org
Our Daily Bread Ministries PO Box 2222, Grand Rapids, MI 49501. 616-74-2210. “Our Daily Bread” devotional and other resources. firstname.lastname@example.org
Piedmont Christian Ministries, PO Box 118, Piedmont, OH 43983. 800-858-5402. Outreach to juveniles. Materials to inmates and chaplains, including videos. winthechildren.com
Rehoboth Jail and Prison Ministries, 6166 Helens Way, Schuyler VA 22969. 434-831-2593. Resources, correspondence and newsletter. jailandprisonministries.org email@example.com
Salesian Missions, 2 Lefevres Lane, New Rochelle NY 10801. 914.633.8344. Inspirational, colorful art and poetry booklets will lift your spirit with hope and joy. Beginning around $20. firstname.lastname@example.org
Source of Light, 1011 Mission Road, Madison GA 30650. 706-342-0397. Good Bible studies in several languages, including Spanish and French. sourcelight.org
Turning Point, PO Box 3838, San Diego CA 92163. 877-998-0222. Daily Devotional and other resources. email@example.com Spanish: 800-880-8296.
United Prison Ministry International, 890 County Road 93, Verbena AL 36091. 205-755-4744. Literature, newsletter and videos. Spanish available. firstname.lastname@example.org
Victory Outreach, PO Box 3760, San Dimas CA 91773. 909-599-4437. Aftercare resources including hope and plan of Jesus Christ. email@example.com
WELS Special Ministries, PO Box 452, New Ulm MN 56073. Various resources and one-on-one correspondence. Lutheran. 507-354-3130. firstname.lastname@example.org
World Missionary Press, PO Box 120, New Paris IN 46553-0120. 574-831-2111. “Help from Above” Scripture booklets and literature in several languages. wmpress.org
SERVICES FOR PRISONERS & THEIR FAMILIES
Broken Yoke Ministries, PO Box 5824, De Pere WI 54115-5824. 262-751-1128. “Into the Light”, restoration resources and healing from sexual abuse or homosexuality. Christ-inspiring hope for sex offenders. email@example.com
Child Welfare Information Gateway, 330 C Street SW, Washington DC 20201. 800.394.3366. Protects children and strengthens families. Lists organizations that support families of the incarcerated. Spanish available. firstname.lastname@example.org
CRU Prison Ministry, 20 Tower Way Suite 16, Newnan GA 30265. 678-517-7877. Campus Crusade for Christ BeyondBars ministers to prisoners and their families. email@example.com.
Keys Ministry, PO Box 97, Wykoff MN 55990. 507-352-4110. Jesus and Biblical healing for same-sex attraction, minor-attraction & transgender issues. Materials may be used for other addictions also. keysministry.com
Love Ones of Prisoners (LOOPS), PO Box 14953, Odessa TX 79768. 432-580-5667. Christ-centered help for prisoners, ex-inmates and their loved ones. firstname.lastname@example.org
Narcotics Anonymous World Services, PO Box 9999, Van Nuys CA 91409. 818-773-9999. Free addiction recovery material and services. Various languages available. email@example.com
Osborne Association, 175 Remsen Street Suite 800, Brooklyn NY 11201. 845-345-9845. Serving Prisoners, former prisoners and their families. osborneny.org
Prison Fellowship Angel Tree(TM), 44180 Riverside Parkway, Lansdowne VA 20176. 800-552-6435. Provides Christmas gifts, summer camp, sports camp for children of prisoners. Angel Tree(R). firstname.lastname@example.org
Yokefellow Center, 36 North Queen Street, Rising Sun MD 21911. 410-658-2661. Publishes quarterly “Yokefellow News” and helps prisoners with local groups.
Your Cry Has Been Heard, Christian Book, stock #93570X, PO Box 7000, Peabody MA 01961. 800-247-4784. Book by Beth Michael. 284-page paper-back collection of writings, many by inmates, former offenders, ministers to hurting people. christianbook.com
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