These are just a handful of the many excellent publications available to our imprisoned community members, as well as to family members, advocates and other members of the public.
The Fire Inside (California Coalition of Women Prisoners - CCWP)
The Jailhouse Lawyer's Handbook (National Lawyers Guild—Prison Law Project) This Handbook explains how a prisoner can start a lawsuit in federal court, to fight against mistreatment and bad conditions in prison. Because most prisoners are in state prisons, the authors focus on those. However, people in federal prisons and city or county jails will be able to use the Handbook too. This is the fifth edition, revised and printed in 2010.
A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual is a resource for incarcerated individuals and jailhouse lawyers. It is published and distributed by the editors of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review, who are students at Columbia Law School. The JLM is designed to assist inmates in understanding their legal rights as prisoners.
The Black and Pink Newspaper (Black and Pink) Distributed free of charge to a rapidly growing list of LGBTQ and/or HIV+ prisoners around the country
Prisoners Literature Project (Provides free books nation-wide to people inside U.S. prisons)
San Francisco Bay View (A communications network for the Black community worldwide.)