PARC is a prison abolitionist group committed to exposing and challenging all forms of institutionalized racism, sexism, able-ism, heterosexism, and classism, specifically within the Prison Industrial Complex (PIC). PARC believes in building strategies and tactics that build safety in our communities without reliance on the police or the PIC. We produce a directory that is free to prisoners upon request, and seek to work in solidarity with prisoners, ex-prisoners, their friends and families. We also work with teachers and activists on many prison issues. This work includes building action networks and materials that expose the continuing neglect and outright torture of more than 2 million people imprisoned within the USA; as well as the 5+ million who are under some form of surveillance and control by the so-called justice system.
We have published the 2009 Prisoner Support Directory!
Please download below and distribute widely!
Now that we have published our new directory, we are starting a STAMP DRIVE so that we can send out our directory to everybody who has requested one in the last few months. It cost 59 cents in stamps to send a single directory to a prisoner...So with a small donation of only $5, you will be making it possibly for us to send 8 prisoners a Prisoner Support Directory.
Please consider donating to our stamp drive using the button to the right. Every little bit counts!
Indybay Journalist Boston Woodard in “The Hole” for Writing on Prison Conditions Wed Aug 5 2009 (Updated 08/12/09) Lawsuit Filed and Legal Defense Fund Established for Boston Woodard Boston Woodard, a prisoner/journalist who is a frequent contributor to Indybay, has been put in solitary confinement in retaliation for an article he wrote about conditions at Solano State Prison.
Jesse James Forrey is an RNC defendant who for the past year has
been forced to live in minneapolis awaiting trial away from his friends
and family in santa cruz, califronia. on august 8th jesse was found
guilty; jesse's next court date is scheduled to take place sept. 17th
and is for sentencing. this is very sad news and you are encouraged to
visit this site for more information regarding jesse, his case and ways
that you can support him: