Links

Prisons change across time and space, structure and agency. The following websites, projects, initiatives and exhibits offer additional information on the history and current realities of American prisons.

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Washington Organizations 

API Chaya
apichaya.org

Black Prisoners Caucus
blackprisonerscaucus.org

Civil Survival
civilsurvival.org

Colective Legal del Pueblo
colectivalegal.org

Columbia Legal
columbialegal.org

Ending the Prison Industrial Complex
endingthepic.wordpress.com

Formerly Incarcerated Group Healing Together
fightwa.org/

Freedom Education Project
fepps.org

Hunger Striker Handbook
hungerstrikershandbook.org

Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project
law.seattleu.edu/student-life/student-organizations/incarcerated-mothers-advocacy-project

Native American Reentry Services
nativereentry.org

No New Youth Jail
nonewyouthjail.com/

NW Detention Center Resistance
nwdcresistance.org

Post-Prison Education Program
postprisonedu.org

Prison Scholar Fund
prisonscholars.org/

Prison Voice WA
prisonvoicewa.org

Public Defender Association
defender.org

Smart Justice Spokane
smartjusticespokane.org

Successful Transition and Reentry (STAR) Program
thestarproject.us

University Beyond Bars
universitybeyondbars.org

Village of Hope
thevillageofhopeseattle.org

WA Community Action Network
washingtoncan.org

WA Reentry Guide
WAreentryguide.org

Creative Arts and Documentary Websites 

American Prison Writing Archive:
dhinitiative.org/projects/apwa

The Corrections documentary:
correctionsproject.com

Of Length and Measure: Prison and the American Landscape, photography by Stephen Tourlentes
tourlentes.com

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes documentary:
prisonlandscapes.com

Prison Photography, questioning mass incarceration from inside a prison town:
prisonphotography.org

Public Secrets, voices from women’s prison:
vectors.usc.edu/projects/index.php?project=57

Voices from Outside: Critical Resistance / JustSeeds Artists Portfolio, a collection of posters prepared for the tenth anniversary conference of prison abolition organization Critical Resistance:
justseeds.org/portfolio/critical-resistance/

Undoing Time/ Pledge, co-produced by artist Sharon Daniel and former prisoner Beverly Henry:
sharondaniel.net/pledge

Community History and Mapping 

Chicago’s Million Dollar Blocks, mapping Illinois spending on incarceration per Chicago neighborhood:
chicagosmilliondollarblocks.com

Columbia University Center for Spatial Research, projects on architecture and justice:
c4sr.columbia.edu/#/million-dollar-blocks

Densho, Japanese American incarceration and Japanese internment during World War II:
densho.org

Justice Mapping Center:
justicemapping.com

The Knotted Line, an interactive resource examining the relationship between freedom and confinement in American history from 1495 to 2025:
knottedline.com

Million Dollar Hoods, UCLA Research Project on social and financial costs of Los Angeles incarceration:
milliondollarhoods.org

Prison Map, photographing the geography of incarceration in the United States:
prisonmap.com

Prison Public Memory Project, community-based histories of the complex roles prisons play in society:
prisonpublicmemory.org

States of Incarceration: A National Dialogue of Local Histories of Incarceration:
statesofincarceration.org

Criminal Justice News and Analysis 

The Appeal
theappeal.org

The Kite
thekite.info

The Marshall Project
themarshallproject.org

Prison Policy Initiative
prisonpolicy.org

Sentencing Project
sentencingproject.org

Shadowproof
shadowproof.com

Truthout
truth-out.org

Updates from the University of Washington Bothell's Project on Mass Incarceration in Washington State