ACLU National Prison Project Publication List

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

From the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) come several publications to address areas of interest to prisoners:

Journal is a biannual newsletter featuring articles, reports, legal analysis, legislative news, and other developments in prisoners’ rights. An annual subscription, normally $35, is only $2 for prisoners.

The Prisoners’ Assistance Directory includes contact information and descriptions of services for over 300 national, state, local, and international organizations that provide assistance to prisoners, ex-offenders, and families of prisoners. It also includes a bibliography of informative books, reports, manuals, and newsletters of interest to prisoners and their advocates.

A sampling of ACLU’s other publications would include:

To order any of these publications, send a check or money order to:

National Prison Project Publications
915 15th St., NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC  20005

Tel: (212) 549-2500

Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)

CURE Newsletter is a national publication from Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) that advocates for less incarceration and more rehabilitative opportunities for offenders. Their goal is to reduce crime through Criminal Justice Reform. To subscribe, write:

P.O. Box 2310
National Capitol Station
Washington, DC 20013

Tel: (202) 789-2126

Razor Wire Newsletter

Razor Wire Newsletter, published quarterly by the November Coalition, reports on drug war-related issues, releasing prisoners of the drug war, and restoring civil rights. A yearly subscription is $6 for prisoners and $25 for all others. Contact:

November Coalition
282 West Astor
Colville, WA 99114

Bureau of Justice Statistics

Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin is published by the U.S. Department of Justice. It is exactly as the title suggests: 40+ pages of tables with statistics related to felony cases, providing data on demographics, criminal history, pretrial processing, adjudication, and sentencing. Not for the casual reader. But if you want it, write to:

U.S. Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Washington, DC 20531