Resources by State

Prisoner Legal Service Organizations:

For the most up to date list of legal resources for incarcerated individuals by state, please visit the Prison Policy Initiative. The ACLU also has a Prisoners Assistance Directory, not specific to health or legal services, and last updated in 2012 and Human Rights Watch has Prison Resources by State, last updated in 2010.

Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas:
The Law Office of the Southern Center for Human Rights

California:
Prison Law Office
Legal Services for Prisoners with Children

Massachusetts:
Prisoners’ Legal Services of Massachusetts

Michigan:
Prison Legal Services of Michigan

New York:
Prisoners’ Legal Services of New York

North Carolina:
North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services

Texas:
Texas Civil Rights Project

Washington, D.C. and Federal prisoners:
ACLU National Prisoner Project

 

Other Prison Healthcare Projects, References and News Sources:

Correctional and Public Health Resources by State, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This page, last updated in April, 2014, provides a list of state resources and agencies as well as links to data and statistics for each state.

United States: Prison Resources by State, Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch provides a list of health, legal and support services for prisoners. Resources are listed by state. The page was last updated in August, 2010.

HIV In Correctional Settings: Implications for Prevention and Treatment Policy
A briefing compiled by the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) about the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. correctional system (see also: Summary of Policy Recommendations).

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics
A comprehensive resource compiled by the U.S. Department of Justice on virtually all statistics related to the U.S. Justice System.

Infectious Disease in Corrections Report (IDCR)
A forum for correctional problem solving that targets correctional administrators and HIV/AIDS and hepatitis care providers including physicians, nurses, outreach workers, and case managers.

The National Commission on Correctional Health Care (NCCHC)
The mission of the National Commission on Correctional Health Care is to improve the quality of health care in jails, prisons and juvenile confinement facilities. The NCCHC offers a broad array of resources to help correctional health care systems provide efficient, high quality care.

The International Centre of Prisoner Studies
An excellent resource in partnership with the University of Essex, “The International Centre for Prison Studies seeks to assist governments and other relevant agencies to develop appropriate policies on prisons and the use of imprisonment. It carries out its work on a project or consultancy basis for international agencies, governmental and non-governmental organisations.”

The Offender Health Research Network
The Offender Health Research Network is funded by Offender Health at the Department of Health, and is a collaboration between several universities, based at the University of Manchester.

Prison News Stories Webticker
All the news that’s fit to print about prisons, jails and inmates.

The Southern Center for Human Rights
SCHR represents those confined to prisons and jails in class action law suits challenging inhumane conditions of confinement, degrading or discriminatory treatment, denial of medical and mental health care, and other constitutional violations.

WHO Health in Prisons Projects (HIPP)
HIPP’s main purpose is to support Member States in improving public health by addressing health and health care in prisons, and to facilitate the links between prison health and public health systems at both national and international levels.

Departments of Corrections by State:

Alabama Department of Corrections
Alaska Department of Corrections
Arizona Department of Corrections
Arkansas Department of Corrections
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Colorado Department of Corrections
Connecticut Department of Correction
Delaware Department of Correction
District of Columbia Department of Corrections
Florida Department of Corrections
Georgia Department of Corrections
Hawaii Department of Public Safety
Idaho Department of Correction
Illinois Department of Corrections
Indiana Department of Correction
Iowa Department of Corrections
Kansas Department of Corrections
Kentucky Department of Corrections
Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections
Maine Department of Corrections
Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services
Massachusetts Department of Correction
Michigan Department of Corrections
Minnesota Department of Corrections
Mississippi Department of Corrections
Missouri Department of Corrections
Montana Department of Corrections
Nebraska Department of Correctional Services
Nevada Department of Corrections
New Hampshire Department of Corrections
New Jersey Department of Corrections
New Mexico Corrections Department
New York Department of Corrections and Community Supervision
City of New York Department of Correction
North Carolina Department of Public Safety
North Dakota Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
Oklahoma Department of Corrections
Oregon Department of Corrections
Pennsylvania Department of Corrections
Rhode Island Department of Corrections
South Carolina Department of Corrections
South Dakota Department of Corrections
Tennessee Department of Correction
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Utah Department of Corrections
Vermont Department of Corrections
Virginia Department of Corrections
Washington Department of Corrections
West Virginia Division of Corrections
Wisconsin Department of Corrections
Wyoming Department of Corrections