LINKS YOU MIGHT FIND USEFUL..on an assortment of subjects.
►Looking for a place to get magazines that are available to inmates?
►Would you like to talk to others who have a loved one in prison? Would it help to know more about how the correction system works? You can find this and more useful info on this website/forum.
◙PRISON TALK ONLINE, for family and friends
►You should always verify inmate information before beginning an inmate pen pal relationship. You can use this service to do just that.
◙INMATE LOCATOR, to verify inmate info.
►NEED SUPPORT, HAVE QUESTIONS, JUST WANT SOMEONE TO TALK TO....?
Daily Strength is a website where you can find the support of those who understand.
◙SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF THE INCARCERATED.
►CENTER FOR HEALTH JUSTICE....
Center For Health Justice empowers people affected by incarceration and HIV to make healthier choices and advocates for the elimination of disparities between prisoner health and public health.
Center for Health Justice offers programs and services to both men and women in correctional facilities, with a focus on prisoners who are HIV+ or at greatest risk of acquiring or transmitting HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. The bulk of our programming currently takes place within the Los Angeles County jail system. At Men's Central Jail, our services are predominantly focused on prisoners housed in the K-11 unit -- a segregated housing for gay, bi-sexual, and transgender males. Center for Health Justice works collaboratively with the deputies and staff of the S.M.A.R.T. Program (Social Mentoring, Academic, and Rehabilitative Training) which provides educational programs such as GED and Drug Ed for this population.
If you need information for yourself or a loved one, visit:
◙INMATES AFFECTED BY HIV
►Did you know you can email a Federal prisoner directly? You can! Most Federal facilities have intituted Corrlinks, an email solution for inmates. Inmates can receive AND send emails just like on the outside. They are still monitored of course by the prison staff. Learn more about this service here:
◙CORRLINKS, FEDERAL INMATE EMAIL PROGRAM
◙RESIDENTIAL DRUG ABUSE PROGRAM (R.D.A.P.)
FBOP INSTITUTIONS LIST
►Need a place to purchase inexpensive books for your inmate pen pal? .
◙POWELL'S USED BOOKS FOR INMATES
►Children are always adversely affected by having an incarcerated parent. The following site provides assistance to fathers who are in prison. . ◙INCARCERATED DAD'S RIGHTS
►Want some interesting reading? Go online and view Prison Legal News. Everything you ever wanted to know about what's happening in the prison systems is reported in their publication.
◙PRISON LEGAL NEWS
►On any given day, there are an estimated 2 million children in America with at least one parent in prison or jail. This site has listing of programs nationwide to offer help to those affected when loved ones are incarcerated.
◙RESOURCE DIRECTORY FOR CHILDREN OF THE INCARCERATED
◙CURRENT STRATEGIES FOR REDUCING RECIDIVISM
►A substantial number of inmates are incarcerated because of substance abuse and the crimes they commit to feed their habits. Post release success depends largely on treatment/rehabilitation. Below is a link to a number of good Rehab. resources.
◙ADDICTION AND RECOVERY INFO.