Human Rights Groups Part One
Abolitionist Action Committee
Advocates for the Integration of Recovery and Methadone (AFIRM) - A not-for-profit 501(c)3 national advocacy organization that continues to receive support and encouragement from a number of public and private agencies: the Committee of Methadone Program Administrators, Inc. of New York State (COMPA), New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence (AATOD), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), The Drug Policy Foundation, the National Hepatitis C Advocacy Council (NHCAC), the Hepatitis C Association, Inc., and the National Aids Treatment Advocacy Project (NATAP).
Advocare, Inc. - Prisoner Support For A New Millennium At AdvoCare we are working to provide prisoner support, education and the latest news concerning civil rights that affects us all (on the inside and the outside).
After Seventeen Years, also known as the Oregon Prison Information Page. We are not asking you to ignore crime, or let criminals go unpunished, but we are advocating that corrections staff and society remember that inmates and their families are human beings. Cruelty, sarcasm and degradation are not effective deterrents to recidivism. We would like the State of Oregon to try some of the programs that are being adopted around the country, that are proving successful at reducing recidivism. Some programs are outlined on any Prison Info site.
AIM - Aid to Inmate Mothers- Aid to Inmate Mothers (AIM) continues to preserve family relationships between incarcerated women and their children .
Alabama - Birmingham Civil Rights Institute Every journey begins with a first step. The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute takes its visitors on one of this nation's most significant journeys by capturing the spirit and courage of countless individuals who, during the 1950's and 1960's, dared to confront the bigotry and racial discrimination of American society.
Alabama Restorative Justice Conference Reserve your seat now
Alternative Measures Model -- JHS/Native Counseling Alta.
Alabama Marijuana Party - The ALMJP seeks to remove all penalties for adults 21 and over who choose to consume cannabis in a responsible manner.
Alternatives to Violence Newsletter - June 8, 2004 - Welcome to the web presence of the Transformer, the quarterly newsletter of the Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP). AVP is an experiential program, helping people change their lives
Alternatives to Violence Project- June 8, 2004 - We live in a violent society....and violence comes in many forms. Many are shocked by the increasing conflict on the streets, in our school and in the home. Violence knows no class, racial, economic or geographical boundaries.
American Alliance for Medical Cannabis - April 27, 2005 - We at AAMC are dedicated to bringing patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding Medicinal Marijuana in your area, political activism and even handy recipes and guides to growing your own nontoxic medicine. Notice: Dr. Jay Cavanaugh succumbed to liver and kidney failure this morning. Plans for services are underway and will follow. His family may be contacted at the Cavanaugh home at (818) 346-4493 or at JCavana857@aol.com. All those who knew Dr Jay will miss his kind and gentle spirit, his love for everyone and his dedication to the MedMJ movement. In great sadness, Ashley Clements, AAMC listmaster.
Americans for Legal Reform: We are an organization dedicated to liberty and justice for every American regardless of color, religion, age, gender, height, weight, marital status, sexual preference, state of heath, hair color, shoe size, blood type, or any other distinguishing features!!
Amnesty International: We are proud to state that after years of organizing and fighting for political prisoners all over the world, Amnesty International has now joined the fight against injustice in the United States.
Amnesty International USA
Angels of Mercy - Angels of Mercy Advocates, A Louisiana Death Row prison ministry, provides new shoes, clothing, school supplies, Easter and Christmas gifts for the children of Louisiana Death Row Inmates. These children are the forgotten victims of crime and are more at risk than any group of toddlers and teens in our society.
A.P.P.M.I. (Advocacy & Protection for People with Mental Illness)
Arizona Middle Ground Prison Reform, INC. - In Arizona, we spend millions of tax dollars on our prison system and jail system. We must ensure that those dollars are being spent wisely, effectively and carefully. We must define long-term public safety in such a way that it incorporates concern for the treatment received by offenders while incarcerated and the impact their treatment will have on their behavior once they are released into the community. Long-term public safety MUST be the goal of any authentic correctional system.
Atlanta, Georgia - Southern Center for Human Rights
"Life is the great primary and most precious and comprehensive of all human rights . . . whether it be coupled with virtue honor, and happiness, or with sin, disgrace and misery, the continued possession of it is rightfully not a matter of volition; . . . [it is not] to be deliberately or voluntarily destroyed, either by individuals separately, or combined in what is called Government."
— Frederick Douglass
Bajito Onda - Email me directly about speaking at a prison, juvenile facility, corporate meeting or gang conference. My specialty is all levels of awareness and community mobilization in efforts to educate not incarcerate and promote unity in your community. At this time I am still building my speaking portfolio and will travel and speak for expenses only. It would be my pleasure to help your community and the citizens there in need of expert advise and experience in the overwhelming and deadly field of youth violence and cultural effects on communities. My specialty is Hispanic culture and community blending for betterment and enjoyment as one community living safely and in harmony.
Battle Cry of Innocence - May 17, 2005 - "The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That is the essence of inhumanity." George Bernard Shaw. Battle Cry Of Innocence was created to unite a multicultural society under one commonality...justice for all. Experience has taught us that social class and race are huge indicators to whether or not someone will get a fair trial. It is estimated that there are as many as 200,000 innocent people in prison for crimes they did not commit. Some attorneys working in the Innocence Projects consider this to be a low estimate.
Betrayed Innocence.org - May 15, 2005 - We are the eyes of justice for all children. We can make a difference by working together to change laws at the federal level that see children being transferred into adult court. Together we are the change that can bring back "Justice for all" to include our children. If only we try and all work together. Because kids are just children and they depend on us. We are extremely concerned that no one is asking why children today are becoming so violent in their actions....
BLIND EYE - Justice is indeed Blind - Matters of Justice (MOJ) - April 16, 2005 - So, for those who know that everyone should stand in his own judgment, for his justice--who knows not every incarcerated person was fairly tried and properly convicted--we salute you. For those who find judicial injustices poetic retributions we encourage you to challenge your convictions. For those who believe lawyers defend, judges preside, police are impartial and prosecutors seek the truth you MUST have a thorough read. And for those who dismiss judicial injustice websites let it be known, clear--Blind Eye does not offer a defense, it refutes one--offered by the state.
Bureau of Prisons Consultation Service - April 27, 2005 - We now offer a specialized service to assist the families of federal inmates whose constitutional rights have been violated by prison officials. This includes, but is not limited to the following: The refusal, neglect and denial of proper medical treatment for an inmate by the Bureau of Prisons. The refusal, neglect, and denial of a fair and impartial hearing by federal prison officials when an inmate is brought before a disciplinary hearing. Any form of religious, racial, or ethnic discrimination against an inmate by a federal prison employee.
California Moratorium Project The California 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.
California Prison Focus - May 30, 2004 - Welcome to the online home for California Prison Focus, its committees and the community of groups working to stop human rights violations, improve medical care and end long-term isolation in California's prisons.
California 3 Strikes Law Act of 2002
Castle of Hope for Lost Souls - On 11/7/2002 I set up a Nonprofit Corporation called The Castle of Hope for Lost Souls. The links below are to sites that are related to the Castle of Hope for Lost Souls. It is the mission of this organization to set up support groups for Drug Addicts, Alcoholics, Ex-cons, Abused Children and Adults, The Homeless and others whom may be considered lost souls.
Candyce Hawk's "Prison Reform"Some Information from me: The United States currently incarcerates the largest percentage of our population of any country on earth. Since the enactment of the 1994 Crime Bill, the number of incarcerated citizens has increased dramatically. Now that fact alone should give us a sense of security that the system is working. However, if we look deeper the facts are very disturbing. We need to take a look at incarceration costs, violence, recidivism, targeted societal segments, and crime in general to get a comprehensive view.
Catherine Blount Foundation - Teaching the healing power of forgiveness. By all definitions I am a victim for I am the mother of a beautiful young daughter who was brutally murdered. But I have learned that there is another way to live and that I have a choice. I have chosen to stop being a victim. This has not been an easy road to travel!
See also, MVFR - Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation - Healing the wounds of murder. Sponsored by Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation and Boston College
CDC Info Network - FOR CALIFORNIA'S FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF INCARCERATED LOVED ONES
CERJ - is an acronym for "Campaign for Equity Restorative Justice," and fights for victim/offender mediation. CERJ has done so much to promote healing, yet has fallen out of fashion in the current politically correct "tough on crime" atmosphere as crime victims organizations are largely owned today by prison-building interests.
Challenge of a Crime-Free Society - This page is for people who want to deepen their understanding of crime policies and search for real solutions to criminal justice problems --
Christmas Angels - hosted by Shirley Dicks - August 25, 2005 - This is a very worthwhile program, and we're hoping it will be a success. These children are not the typical children, as through no fault of their own, people tend to overlook them, treat them as lepers, they are outcasts in schools where other children are told not to associate with them. These are the children of death row inmates. They have a long hard road to go to adulthood.
Choosing Forgiveness Organization - Announcing: The International Forgiveness Day Initiative
The City of Refuge Uplifting Boys to Men - October 15, 2004 - The City of Refuge Uplifting Boys to Men, Inc., was founded on the principals of love, love that became an urgency within the heart of one individual. The ideas and vision of the City of Refuge U.B.T.M., was impregnated into the soul of Teressa Owens, which later birth into action through God's Grace. Ms. Owens truly believes the children are our future. She also believes we have a responsibility to at least try to prevent them from falling between the cracks of society.
Coalition for Jubilee Clemency - To the faith leaders who signed the CJC letter to President Clinton, thank you for helping us encourage President Clinton to grant clemency to low-level, nonviolent Federal drug offenders! Your appeal was successful! Near the end of his term, President Clinton granted clemency to 23 such offenders.
Coalition for Truth and Justice (CTJ) - One eye for one eye and the world is blind -- Mahatma Gandhi
The Coalition for Truth and Justice - "Committed to the Fight for Human Rights" - La Coalition for Truth and Justice est une association de fait qui se consacre à la lutte pour l'abolition de la peine de mort. Notre but est d'informer par le biais de conférences, d'exposés ainsi que par la publication d'un bulletin bimestriel.
Compensation for Injustice Posted Sept. 18, 2002 By Timothy W. Maier - Saying sorry sometimes is not good enough. The wrongfully convicted want more than that. They want an equitable payday for the years they spent behind bars for crimes that they did not commit. But a majority of states have no compensation laws on the books and those looking for a check might as well forget it.
Constitutional Patriots Opposing Prohibition.- End The Drug War
Court Family Assistance Program - New York based. The New York State Unified Court System has established the Court Families Assistance Fund to assist court employees and their families who have been affected by the attack on the World Trade Center.
Criminal Justice Policy Foundation - August 19, 2005 - A criminal justice system that is honest, fair and effective is one of America's most important institutions. The Criminal Justice Policy Foundation is a private, non-profit educational organization that promotes solutions to the problems facing the criminal justice system. Click here to learn more. Eric E. Sterling was interviewed on Drug Truth Network, a radio talk show, for the week of August 8-14, 2005. Sterling discusses the current media hype surrounding methamphetamine and provides background of the meth problem in the US.
Critical ResistanceOrganization - Join the campaign to defeat the prison industrial complex. Prisons and incarceration have become the panacea for all our social ills. Where once the U.S. looked to the welfare state to alleviate social problems, today the U.S. looks to prisons, prisons and more prisons. Critical Resistance (CR) uses the term Prison Industrial Complex (PIC) to encompass both this phenomenon and the corresponding reality that capitalism flourishes from locking people in cages.
Critical Resistance Southern - May 20, 2002 - I thought all of you would be interested in this organizing (if you aren't already). I hope things are going well with your work.
Critical Resistance Conference Northeast - New York City and more
Crooks United - "My name is Ronnie Knight - I set up 'Crooks Reunited' after serving a five year sentence and naturally wanted to get in touch with some of the old mates I'd made inside. My site is not only for ex-inmates, in-mates and their families but members of the public who may have been fostered or put into care homes, approved schools and borstals, in fact my site is open for everyone who wants to get back in touch with someone or who needs support.
Due to the popularity of our UK site we have been asked to extend it to the USA which we are delighted to do. I am completely dedicated to 'Crooks Reunited' and so are my members, we have built a community and our aim is to help everyone whether you are still in prison, recently released or a member of the public, you need not be forgotten or feel alone anymore".
From Your Manor - The Family – Welcome to my new site launched after the unprecedented success of crooks reunited. If you want to look up a blast from the past - then find your Manor (the area where you came from for those unfamiliar with my cockney jargon!) and leave a message for your old pals, neighbors, old boyfriends & girlfriends - find out what they are up to now. Good luck........Ronnie Knight
Culture of Life Foundation - Culture of Life Foundation & Institute - Ambassador Alan Keyes.
Science is a journey toward the Truth. Through truth-directed science, we proclaim the universal message that "life is precious and must be protected, nurtured, and loved, and that the source of that protection and love is in the family."
Californians United For Justice (CUFJ) - April 28, 2004 - It is the intention of CUFJ to unite all organizations, concerned citizens, friends and families of prisoners under one umbrella organization for a united voice to assist prisoners and their families.
CURE International - Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants
We are a non-profit nationwide organization dedicated to the reduction of crime through the reform of the criminal justice system. We are a prison and jail reform advocacy group headquartered in Washington, DC with chapters or affiliates in most states of the union.
Deadman Talkin' - Deadman Talkin' is a serie of columns, written by Dean Carter who is currently on death row, in San Quentin Prison.
Death Penalty Group - December 19, 2005 - I just started a web site that is going to be geared towards educating people on both sides of the death penalty argument regarding what life is like behind bars for condemned prisoners. I have a team of volunteers who are going to write to death row inmates around the US and ask them to participate by sending us letters that they would like us to post on the blog. It will hopefully be a simple record straight from their own mouths on what day-to-day life is like on death row. Even if the men and women on death row we write to do not want to contribute, we would like to stay their pen pals as so few of them have anyone to really communicate with. My hope is that one day I will have a non-profit organization that will be successfully educating people about the human side of death row, not the scientific, statistical side. Thank you so much for your time,
Defenders, Equalizers & Negotiators for the Institutionalized Society — D.E.N.I.S. - D.E.N.I.S. is dedicated to providing assistance to prisoners and their families. Our goal is to provide a constructive avenue for those who are coming home to the free world to have successful re-entry as productive and respectful citizens.
Engaged Zen Foundation - The Paradox of Freedom: Prison Dharma on the Edge Buddha Dharma not Buddhist Dharma. To do the work of Dharma in prisons is to perceive how the prisons themselves function. Correct perception leads to a desire to make a dynamic effort to change the basic paradigm of the Prison Industrial Complex and ultimately, yet more subtly, the basic paradigm of that which imprisons all sentient beings.
Ethician Prisons - America's huge and growing prison industry degrades not only the souls and spirits of the captives, but the incarcerators as well. Tens of thousands of America's youth have had their future's destroyed for having committed minor infractions in which there was no victim except themselves.
Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama - Bryan Stevenson Executive Director, has won national acclaim for his work challenging bias against the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system. Since graduating from Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, he has assisted in securing relief for dozens of condemned prisoners, advocated for poor people and developed community-based reform litigation aimed at improving the administration of criminal justice.
Europe's view of Amerika
F.A.C.T.S.Welcome to the web site of Families to Amend California's 3-Strikes! We are a state-wide California organization with the purpose of amending the California 3-Strikes law.
Families Against Mandatory Minimums: FAMM is a national organization of citizens working to repeal federal and state mandatory sentencing laws that remove judicial discretion. To ensure equity and fairness at all stages of the sentencing process, FAMM also works to improve sentencing guidelines. Formed in 1991, FAMM has 33,000 members and 25 volunteer run chapters across the country. To accomplish our goal, FAMM educates the public and policymakers about mandatory sentences through media outreach, grassroots campaigns, and direct action.
FCN Network: FCNetwork is for and about families of offenders. We offer information on children of prisoners, parenting programs for prisoners, prison visiting, incarcerated fathers and mothers, hospitality programs, keeping in touch, returning to the community, the impact of the justice system on families, and prison marriage. With over 100,000 visitors a year, this site is the gateway to practice, policy and research on families of offenders.
Bush, George W., President Bush's Initiative for Children of Prisoners - an FCN source file in the Reading Room.
***Give us your suggestions for additions to the Bush Initiative source file.***
FEAR - Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Forfeiture Endangers American Rights is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reform of federal and state asset forfeiture laws to restore due process and protect property rights in the forfeiture process. Includes Law Library, Court News, Legislation and Lobbying, Police & Prosecutors, Victim Stories, Victim Support – and much more.
Federal Cure - FedCURE's Mission and Purpose - Advocacy on behalf of the federal inmate population is the central focus of Federal CURE, Inc. (FedCURE). Realizing that successful advocacy can only occur when society has been enlightened about federal prison reality, FedCURE seeks to create a paradigm where elected officials and American society have a clear understanding of the issues confronted by the federal inmate population.
Reducing crime in our communities requires society's involvement so that the federal criminal justice system can effectively addresses escalating crime rates through the adoption of alternative sentencing options in the federal court system; facilitate transitional services during reintegration into the community; and reintroduce effective rehabilitative programming into the federal prison system thus engendering positive changes in the lives of those incarcerated within.
Please feel free to contact us if we can be of any assistance to you and the work you are doing.
With Sincere Regards,
Karen S. Bond, J.D., Executive Director,
Federal CURE, Inc. (FedCURE),
P.O. Box 153, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068,
Fight for Lifers West - Added March 6, 2008 - Fight For Lifers West is dedicated to supporting people sentenced to life without parole and their loved ones while striving to improve the criminal justice system and building positive community relationships.
Florida Prison Action Network: The Florida Prison Action Network A Families in Prison Project of:
Florida Institutional Legal Services, Inc.
1110-C NW 8th Avenue Gainesville FL 32601
Gayle E. Russell, CLA, Executive Coordinator
E-mail FPAN at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the Children - More and more the children were not present though they truly suffer the most...who are these children? They are children of the incarcerated, they are children who are victims of our injustice system. This page is designed to make their voices heard for a change.
FORUM for Prison Reform Activists - INNOCENT IN PRISON GROUP (Germany) - February 1, 2005 - I will write something for and in your guest-book as soon as I know what exactly. *wink*wink* Yes, I will do, promise. By the way, it is a very good idea. It is better than just a petition!! You see, you are doing a real good job - as usual! :o) I have received Patrick's plea for help today and I have posted it to his personal IIPP forum.
Four Winds - Alternative News & Information Web Sites - 911/ Radio / Newspapers / Magazines/ Books & Journals / Newsletters
Free Battered Women (FBW), formerly known as the California Coalition for Battered Women in Prison (CCBWP), is a statewide grassroots coalition of currently and formerly incarcerated women, their families, activists, attorneys, students, community members, and other dedicated individuals throughout the state who strive to end the re-victimization of battered women in prison.
From Tears to Hope - Our Mission: To Honour victims of violence by doing all within our power to prevent future violence and inspire peace, love and harmony throughout the world.
Gateless Gate - May 3, 2005 - The Gateless Gate is a center dedicated to the practice and instruction of meditation in the Zen Tradition. The Gateless Gate serves as a regional Zen Center for North Central Florida, and is comprised of the Gainesville Zen Circle, the Orlando Zen Circle and the Les-Bi-Gay Orlando Zen Circle. The Dharma rooms are open to all. The prison program for the Gateless Gate Zen Center is made up of volunteers who share their practice in assorted confinement facilities throughout North Central Florida. Complimenting this effort are a few contributors that have been very generous with their time and money. The Kwan Um School of Zen has been unstinting in providing material and administrative support.
Gentle Justice - Our Mission - Educate and inform the public of the many injustices of today's legal system and advocate for human rights
Give me Liberty Organization - The We The People organization. The organization includes two separate corporations which are connected by a mutuality of purpose: 1) the We The People Foundation for Constitutional Education, which is an educational corporation that cannot engage in political activity and is supported by tax-deductible donations; and 2), the We The People Congress, which is a membership corporation which can engage in political activity and is supported by membership dues.
Granny D website We have a duty to look after each other. If we lose control of our government, then we lose our ability to dispense justice and human kindness. Our first priority today, then, is to defeat utterly those forces of greed and corruption that have come between us and our self governance. --Doris Haddock.
Hands on Atlanta Citizen Academy - Learn more about Hands on Atlanta here and see the workshop below.
HEAL (Human Earth Animal Liberation) - March 31, 2005 - HEAL is an egalitarian network of activists [based in Washington] self-empowered to plan events, create change, and make the world a better place for all life. Our goals include the liberation of humans, nonhuman animals, and the earth! We work in cooperation with like-minded organizations who put compassion in action! Please take a look at our project on behalf of abused children.
HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis Research - July 23, 2005 - The truth is that most mental institutions and correctional organizations generally do not inform their patients or inmates that they are positive during any part of their time at either institution.
The websites at
both show how governments do this.
Both groups, people with mental illnesses and those who are incarnated represent an important population group for issues of infectious diseases. Both groups are stigmatized and largely forgotten by the general public. However, people from both groups do return to and become productive members of society. They live next door to many of us. Society tends to disregard many of their needs and concerns yet in many instances, these institutions represent nothing more than breeding grounds for infectious diseases. This should be a concern to everyone.
The issue of infectious diseases is not about whether these groups of people deserve these illnesses; the concern is how we can provide either group with adequate treatment and education - for their future return to society.
Infectious diseases are a major unpublished problem. The CDC has never included those who are infected with either disease in their data collection and numbers presented to the public. In some prisons, the infection rate is as high at 90% for HCV (Hep C). Mental patients generally have a higher prevalence rate than inmates. Medical care within the correctional system is very poor when it comes to either HCV or AIDS - and in most cases nothing is done about either. Unchecked like it is today puts the general public in danger of deadly epidemics.
From the Hollar to the Hood - May 15, 2005 - A storytelling project for urban and rural communities - Are you producing rural hip-hop? No matter what you call your music (hick-hop, hill-hop, or mountain-hop) we want to play it on our weekly radio program on WMMT-FM.
Send a CD to
Holler to the Hood, 91 Madison Ave., Whitesburg, KY 41858
or call us at 606.633.0108.
Give us permission and we will also post a sound clip on our website.
The Rural-Urban Future Aesthetics project seeks to strengthen the use of arts and media as a means to explore low-income communities and cultural tensions. Through exchanges, model arts projects, and experimenting with the possibilities of technology we want to push the role that arts and media can play in building our communities. These are the real deal grassroots, and pioneering great things, working with a long, long established organization.
Hope and Faith in Virginia, USA - April 22, 2005 - We need to be united as a whole. No better than, no less than. We all need to be there for one another in the United States of America. Our duty is to work together as a whole. We vote people in for our best interest do we not? Make an effort to see what you can do to better your community, your state, and the USA for your communities. Make that effort, your voice counts.
Hope 4 HCV - Hepatitis C Organization for Prevention & Education - HOPE was born at the Harm Reduction Conference in December 2002, in Seattle, Washington. Members of the four major medication assisted treatment advocacy organizations collaborated to create HOPE to deal with a major problem in the opiate addict population. These organizations, ATWatchdog, AFIRM, and ARM, and realized that we were all affected by HCV. All four organizations had HCV projects, but we realized that we could accomplish much more by working together, instead of duplicating efforts.
iGive.com: Welcome to iGive where you can help your favorite nonprofit organization every time you buy or browse online -- at no cost to you. Our shop.iGive merchants offer great deals at competitive prices. Best of all, a percentage of the purchase price goes to your favorite cause. Special offers run daily.
Innocent! - November 5, 2005 - An operation of support for the wrongly convicted. One of our purposes is to respond to every request for assistance. We may not be able to actually provide that assistance, but we will do our level best to find help for any inmate, any inmates family member, or any acquaintance of an inmate, and do it promptly!
Justice Policy Institute - The Justice Policy Institute is a non-profit research and public policy organization dedicated to ending society's reliance on incarceration and promoting effective and just solutions to social problems.
The Polly Klaas Foundation - a national nonprofit that helps find missing children and prevents children from going missing in the first place. We accomplish our goals by promoting public policies, educating the public and providing families, law enforcement and communities with the ongoing support and expertise needed to protect our children. We welcome you to our web site and thank you for your interest.
Health Freedom USA - added Nov. 26, 2008 - Rima E. Laibow, M.D.Rima E. Laibow, M.D. is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1970) who believes passionately in the right of Americans to choose their own health paths. She has practiced drug-free, natural medicine for 35 years by seeking the underlying cause of every illness and ailment and treating that root cause. She believes in using nutrients and other natural options to find, define and treat the problems which underlie degenerative, chronic diseases and poor aging while supporting the immune and other crucial systems. She has enjoyed remarkable success with a wide assortment of cataclysmic problems.
Help From Beyond - This webpage exists for the sake of those who should not be in prison at all and those who deserve to be released. When you serve on a jury, do you ever think about the fact that you have some person's life in your hands? Do you know that you have the power to judge both the law and the case before you? Do you know that the Supreme Court has declared that any law contrary to the Constitution is null and void?
Human Kindness Organization - The cause of all our personal problems and nearly all the problems of the world can be summed up in a single sentence: Human life is very deep, and our modern dominant lifestyle is not. --Bo Lozoff
Incarcerated Veterans of Graterford - May 1, 2005 - Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. Chapter #466 Pennsylvania - Working with men and women who are incarcerated. Their lives before the military, in the military, after coming home from the war, and their lives leading to incarceration. Veterans helping Veterans. A noble cause. See their letter to NVO.
Injustice Busters: If the idea of fighting for justice gives you a little rush you're probably a secret injustice buster! You've no doubt heard the old saying that everything that is fun is immoral, illegal or fattening? injustice busters say that is not so! Fighting injustice is completely moral, certainly legal, and definitely NOT fattening! It is FUN! Write us and tell us how you'd like to join the fun!
Innocent in Prison - Germany based - October 17, 2004 - *** Before you contact us on behalf of someone who claims to be wrongfully incarcerated, we request to download the questionnaire here (pdf)/ cuestionario en español (pdf, Spanish) for that person. Thank you! ***
International Network of Prison Ministries - Welcome! - You are entering a website called to bring under one Internet roof Prison Ministries involved in crime prevention and rehabilitation through the Word of God worldwide. We are a network of Christians and Christian ministries who see their service to the Lord in jail and prison ministry. Prisonministry.net provides free web space for prison ministries, chaplains and Christian volunteers who are involved in jail and prison ministry.
James Madison Project - "A popular Government without popular information or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives." James Madison, 1822
Jeff Dicks: Jeffrey Dicks, the son of an impoverished Tennessee mother, languishes on death row for a robbery he didn't commit and a murder he didn't even see. His mother Shirley Dicks, tells this tense, personal and highly moving story of the bloody crime and aftermath which changed and may end her son's life. Shirley was unable to hire a competent legal defense. At the trial the family was shocked when vital evidence was never presented to the jury. Jeff, who has no history of violent or criminal behavior, was convicted of murder and sentenced to die in Tennessee's electric chair. Jeff's loved ones have never lost faith in his innocence, but they must share in his daily burden of deadly uncertainty and experience the painful frustrations of their attempts to set him free. Also, be sure to read Jeff's Story written by his frightened mother.
Jeff Dicks spent over 20 years on death row in Tennessee for a murder he did not commit. He died not at the executioner's hands, but the victim of medical neglect. His memorial foundation was founded to expose and abolish cruelty and medical incompetence in prisons.
Join Together - April 20, 2005 - The issues surrounding substance abuse are wide-ranging and complex--from the toll it takes on individuals, families, and communities, to the staggering economic costs of dealing with its effects. Learn more about the nation's number one preventable health problem here. Some 18 million Americans abuse or are addicted to alcohol. Tobacco causes 400,000 deaths each year, killing more people than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car crashes, suicides, and fires combined. And nearly half of all Americans say they know someone with a drug problem. more
Journey for Justice -- The Organizers would like to thanks and recognize the following people for their dedication and support in making the Journey a reality:
Journey of Hope -- Journey of Hope...From Violence to healing is an educational organization. Our purpose is to spotlight murder victims family members who do not seek revenge, and have chosen to promote love and compassion for all of humanity. Forgiveness is seen as a strength and as a way of healing. The greatest resource of the Journey are the people who are on it. Enter and take a Journey of Hope with us...
Justice4U.org - You think there are no innocent women and men in prisons? We invite you to meet some of them... This website is made for my 4 innocent Dakota friends in prisons. And all the other wrongfully convicted Indigenous women and men behind the bars. Under construction and waiting for the paperwork.
Justice Watch International - May 21, 2005 - Like you know "The International Bannister Foundation" is over for almost 3 years and so, I've started to build a new one with a new ergonomy under the name of "Justice Watch International" because we're working on team with Sherry Swiney here on copy. So, let met know if you wish I add any link on it. For those who linked the Bannister's one now, you can replace it by the the Justice Watch International link. Translated into English and French.
The victim's families don't have to be forgotten. We don't seek freedom for those who committed horrible crimes but we seek fair trials and punishment except demanding death. A "civilized society" does not apply capital punishment.We think that the "ultimate solution" does not pass by putting people to death.
Kenya Speaks – This website focuses on the problems of the black population within the American society. "A child dreams of being the latest superhero. What could be wrong with that? Plenty, if the child is Black and can't even imagine a hero the same color he or she is. It's like this: children learn by what they see. And if it weren't for Black media, a Black child wouldn't see the world as it really is...with Black men and women doing positive things besides playing basketball and singing songs. What can you do to make sure our kids have self pride? Decide which media shows them Blacks as Blacks really are...(our children) deserve a real picture of you. Your hopes. Your problems. Your needs
Making the Walls Transparent - Kay Lee's new website address on the Florida Prison System -- the good, the bad and the ugly.
Making Walls Trnasparent-Connecticut - July 21, 2006 - I'm Joanna Ferris, retired and long-time legal advisor for MTWT of Florida As of today, May 23, 2003, what you seeon this siteare the basic facts thatthe CT DOC publicizes on their website. You who are close to the system; prisoners, families, ex-and current DOC employees, will write the rest.
Methadone Anonymous World Services, Inc. -We, of Methadone Anonymous, believe that methadone is a therapeutic tool of recovery that may or may not be discontinued in time, dependent upon the needs of the individual. We believe that continued abstinence from opiates and other chemicals, including alcohol, is the foremost goal of recovery. It is the purpose of this fellowship to learn to develop a positive lifestyle, live in harmony with ourselves and the rest of the world, and to help those of us who still suffer from chemical dependency of any kind to achieve and maintain sobriety We are a fellowship of men and women who are current and former methadone patients. Together we have formed a 12-step recovery organization to help each other recover from addiction. Welcome to our community!
Middle Ground Prison Reform- Arizona - If you desire specialized or individualized advocacy work on behalf of someone in jail or prison whom you care about, and if the work involves extensive research, evaluation, analysis and presentation of materials or preparation of such materials to another party or agency, you may contact either James Hamm or Donna Leone Hamm, as criminal justice consultants, to retain them for fee-based work on an individualized case. Middle Ground Prison Reform does not perform individualized advocacy when the work benefits only one person.
Telephone: 480 966-8116
Mississippi C.U.R.E. - April 22, 2005 - CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens.CURE's two goals are(1) to use prisons only for those who have to be in them (2) and for those who have to be in them, to provide them all the rehabilitative opportunities they need to turn their lives around.
Missourians Against State Killing(MASK) - Did you know that a youth in Missouri who commits murder at age 16 could be executed for his/her crime? The Missouri General Assembly is considering legislation (HB 255 and SB 312) that would raise the age limit that one could receive a death sentence from 16 years of age to 18. Come show your support for this important legislation that would protect our youth!
Missouri Prison Labor Union Public Advisory - April 8, 2004 - The Missouri Prison Labor Union was established by Missouri prisoners & supporters to provide Missouri Prisoners with a much needed political forum from which to promote the principles of social justice consistent with human rights.
Mother Jones Magazine - The debt to society. The Real Price of Prisons There are more people behind bars in the United States today than ever before. Since 1980, the inmate population has more than quadrupled to two million -- an unprecedented explosion that is incurring unprecedented costs to all Americans.
Mental Illness- May 30, 2004 - the nation's voice on mental illness. See "Take Action" campaigns on this website
Native American Spiritual Freedom in Prison Native American Spiritual Freedom in Prison Original sketch by Black Crow Trapp, et al. v. DuBois, et al., Massachusetts Superior Court (Worcester, Civil No. 95-0779), filed April 1, 1995. Trapp v. DuBois was filed on behalf of a group of inmates who are part of a Native American...
Nevada To Vote On November 4th, 2002 - On Ending Marijuana Arrests - We urge everyone to help with this effort. It could have a ripple effect across the nation.