Punishment Resources

Inmate Mugshots Go Online -- The Michigan Department of Corrections is expanding its Web site of offender information to include, among other things, recent photographs of 37,000 prison inmates and parolees. The mugs are being added, along with information about inmates' crimes, sentences and release dates, to the Offender Tracking Information System database that has been in operation for several years.

Pro-death penalty - pro-death penalty information and resources.

Prison Activist Resource Center (PARC) - Progressive and radical information on prisons and the criminal prosecution system.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service - Probation and Parole Resources

Sentencing Project - To provide resources and information for the news media and a public concerned with criminal justice and sentencing issues.

Amnesty International - The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. It violates the right to life. It is irrevocable and can be inflicted on the innocent. It has never been shown to deter crime more effectively than other punishments.

Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation -- After a murder, victims' families face a death and a crime. Families need help to cope with grief, loss, and Support to heal their hearts and rebuild their lives. The answer lies in reducing violence. The answer lies in supporting those who grieve for lost loved ones. It is time we break the cycle of violence. To those who say society must take a life for a life, we say: "not in our name." -Marie Deans, founder of Murder Victims Families for Reconciliation

The Lamp of Hope Project -- Founded by Texas Death Row prisoners to educate the public about the death penalty and alternatives; support victims' families by promoting healing and reconciliation; and Support prisoners' families, thereby breaking the cycle of violence.

Cell Door Magazine -- Written by prisoners for a free audience. Open the cell door and meet the men and women behind bars. Topics include but are not limited to prison issues.

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons -- The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons (JPP) is a prisoner written, academically oriented journal. The purpose of the journal is "to bring the knowledge and experience of the incarcerated to inform the public about the current state of our carceral institutions."

National Association of Sentencing Advocates -- Is a professional organization of sentencing advocates and defense-based mitigation specialists. Members work with defense counsel on behalf of defendants, inmates, and parolees.

American Probation and Parole Association -- International association composed of inpiduals from the United States, its US territories and Canada; actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors including all levels of government, local, state/provincial and federal agencies.

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2000 -- Reports on the number of persons on probation and parole at yearend 2000 and compares the totals with yearend 1999 and 1990. Bureau of Justice Statistics

Federal Bureau of Prisons -- Protects society by confining offenders in the controlled environments of prisons and community based facilities that are safe, humane, cost-efficient, and appropriately secure, and that provide work and other self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders in becoming law-abiding citizens.

American Probation and Parole Association -- APPA is exploring issues relevant to community-based corrections. American Probation and Parole Association is an international association composed of inpiduals from the United States, its US territories and Canada; actively involved with probation, parole and community-based corrections, in both adult and juvenile sectors including all levels of government, local, state/provincial and federal agencies.

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