PIC Resources


Chicago Legal Advocay for Pregnant Mothers

John Howard Association of Illinois

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

National Resource Center on Justice Involved Women

Prison Activist Resource Center

Prison Industrial Complex Chart

Prison Policy Initiative

Sentencing Project: Research and Advocacy for Reform

Women’s Prison Association

Prison Culture: How the PIC Structures Our World

Solitary Watch

Books and Articles

Abu-Jamal, Mumia. Jailhouse Lawyers: Prisoners Defending Prisoners V. the U.S.A. San Francisco: City Light Books, 2009.

Alexander, Michelle. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindess. NY: New York Press, 2010.

Bliss, Sharon, Kevin Chen, Steve Dickison, Mark Dean Johnson, ane Rebeka Rodriguez, eds. Prison CultureSan Francisco, CA: City Lights Foundation, 2010.

Center for Constitutional Rights and the National Lawyers Guild. Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual: How to Bring a Federal Lawsuit to Challenge Violations of Your Rights in Prison.(2003-9): Web.

Chen, Ching-In, Jai Dulani, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinh, eds. The Revolution Starts at Home: Confronting Intimate Violence within Activist Communities. Brooklyn, NY: South End Press, 2011.

CR10 Publications Collection. Abolition Now!: Ten Years of Strategy and Struggle Against The Prison Industrial Complex. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2008.

Davis, Angela. Are Prisons Obsolete? New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Faith, Karlene. Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement and ResistanceSeven Stories Press: New York, 2011.

Incite! Women of Color Against Violence. The Revolution Will Not Be Funded: Beyond the Non-Profit Industrial Complex. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2007.

Law, Victoria. Resistance Behind Bars: The Struggles of Incarcerated Women. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2009.

Lawston, Jodie Michelle and Ashley Lucus, eds. Razor Wire Women: Prisoners, Activists, Scholars, and Artists. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2011.

Rudovsky, David. The Rights of Prisoners: An American Civil Liberties Union Handbook.NY: Avon Books, 1973.

Smith, Nat and Eric A. Stanley, eds. Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex. Oakland, CA: AK Press, 2011.

Solinger, Rickie, Paula Johnson, Martha Raimon, Tina Reynolds, and Ruby Tapia, eds. Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2010.

Travis, Jeremy and Michelle Waul, eds. Prisoners Once Removed: The Impact of Incarceration and Reentry on Children, Families, and Communities. Washington, D.C.: Urban Institute Press, 2003.

Journals With Issues Dedicated to the PIC

Sinister Wisdom – Winter 2003/4 – Issue 61 – “women loving women in prison”


Angela Davis and Eric Stanley’s Captive Genders Conversation:

Erica Meiners on School Pushout:

“Criminal Queers” Trailer (sequel to Homotopia) by Chris Vargas with Eric Stanley:

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