Resources

Resources for the Incarcerated

Last Updated June 1, 2022

Advocacy

Processes From Within the Walls

Prison Grievances: – When to Write, How to Write

The Law – Prison Grievances:

The System – Prison Grievances:

The Cases – Prison Grievances:

Advocacy on the Outside (Legal Issues)

ACLU of Texas (Request Assistance)

           LawInfoPedia (Pro Bono Offices in Texas)

Book Reviews on Prison Issues

Grits for Breakfast

Jail & Prisoner Law Resources (Americans for Effective Law Enforcement)

Prison Legal News

Right on Crime (Texas Public Policy Foundation)

Texas Center for Legal Ethics

Texas Center for the Judiciary (yourhonor.com)

Texas Civil Rights Project

About Texas Voices – Texas Voices

Texas Tea (cure-sort.org)

Advocacy on the Outside (Prison & Jail Conditions)

Texas profile | Prison Policy Initiative

Alan Pogue – Texas Center for Documentary Photography (documentaryphotographs.com)

Grassroots Leadership

Prison Conditions | TPCA (tpcadvocates.org) 

Our Issue Areas – Texas Jail Project

           Our Projects | Doctors for Change

Advocacy on the Outside (Prison & Jail Conditions)

Texas profile | Prison Policy Initiative

Alan Pogue – Texas Center for Documentary Photography (documentaryphotographs.com)

Grassroots Leadership

Prison Conditions | TPCA (tpcadvocates.org) 

Our Issue Areas – Texas Jail Project

           Our Projects | Doctors for Change

Resources for Advocates

Resource Directory for Prisoners (Naljor Prison Dharma Service)

The Step One Grievance is NOT the first step.

Other Restorative Justice Organizations in Texas

Texas Center for Justice and Equity

           Our Policy Archives | Texas CJE

Ignite Justice (Headquarters in Oklahoma)

Restorative Justice Ministries Network of Texas

Other Restorative Justice Organizations Outside of Texas

All About CURE (curenational.org)

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2022 | Prison Policy Initiative

Maine Prisoner Advocacy

State Policy Network (Criminal Justice Reform in Texas)

The American Conservative Union Foundation (Criminal Justice Reform in Texas)

Prison Path

Resources for Inmates and Inmate’s Families

JPay.com Services

eCommDirect – inmate Commissary Purchases

KPFT | Houston’s Community Station

           The Prison Show

Texas Inmate Families Association – Texas Inmate Families Association (tifa.org)

MELJ CENTER – Effecting Change & Opportunity for All

Prison Entrepreneurship Program

           PEP Brothers (Facebook Group)

2022 Version of How to Prepare a Texas Parole Packet is Now Available

TDCJ & .gov QuickLinks

Texas Legislature

The Texas State Senate – Members of the Texas Senate

Texas House of Representatives

Texas House of Representatives – Ballotpedia



TDCJ Directories & TDCJ Resources

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Home Page

Community Supervision & Corrections Department Directory (Probation)

SecureView Tablet by Securus Technologies

SecureView Tablet the Securus Tablet – Securus Technologies (favorable)

TDCJ News – Remote Video Visitation (texas.gov) (The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has implemented two remote video visitation systems, Securus and Tablet Video Visitation to help families and friends stay in touch.)

How Corporations Turned Prison Tablets Into A Predatory Scheme – The Appeal (unfavorable)

More states are signing harmful “free prison tablet” contracts | Prison Policy Initiative (unfavorable)

Tablets, video calls coming with costs for inmates, families | The Journal Record (unfavorable)

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