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Media for/by Incarcerated People

These two resource guides are free to people in prison.

National Prisoner Resource List, updated quarterly.

Prison Book Program
c/o Lucy Parsons Bookstore
1306 Hancock Street, Suite 100
Quincy, MA 02169 

PARC National Resource Directory, updated annually.

Prison Activist Resource Center 
PO BOX 70447 
OAKLAND, CA 94612 


2520 Telegraph Ave.

Oakland, CA 94612

A collective who publishes comics, zines, and art created by LGBTQ people behind bars, as part of their overall mission to support LGBTQ prisoners and give them a platform with the general public.

Between the Bars

This website has a host of volunteers transcribing blog posts on behalf of actively incarcerated people, who cannot operate a blog directly due to prison restrictions. Posts can be browsed by author, subject, etc. If you want to help transcribe letters, volunteering can be done digitally.

Ear Hustle (Podcast)

Ear Hustle SQ
P.O. Box 883723
San Francisco, CA 94188-3723

A podcast outlining the daily realities of life inside prison shared by those living in it, as well as stories from the outside post-incarceration.

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

c/o Justin Piché, PhD
Department of Criminology, University of Ottawa
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5 

"Current and former prisoners are encouraged to submit original papers, collaborative essays, discussions transcribed from tape, book reviews, and photo or graphic essays that have not been published elsewhere. The Journal does not usually publish fiction or poetry. The Journal will publish articles in either French or English. Articles should be no longer than 20 pages typed and double-spaced or legibly handwritten. Electronic submissions are gratefully received. Writers may elect to write anonymously or under a pseudonym."

Prison Legal News 

P.O. Box 1151
Lake Worth Beach, FL 33460


An independent 36-page monthly publication that provides a cutting edge review and analysis of prisoner rights, court rulings, and news about prison issues.

Safe Streets Arts

Safe Streets Arts Foundation/Prisons Foundation
2512 Virginia Ave NW, # 58043
Washington, DC 20037 

Uses the arts to allow all segments of the criminal justice community to communicate with each other and with the public.

Teen Poetry Collections  

130 2nd Ave N, #3068
Edmonds, WA 98020

The Pongo Publishing Teen Writing Project is a nonprofit effort that helps incarcerated Seattle teens express themselves through poetry and other forms of writing.

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