Other Side of the Wall
is a U.S. site focusing on prisons and the death penalty. If
features articles from prisoners and prison critics, summaries
and full text of decisions and provides links to other
online information on U.S. Prisons. This is one of the best
U.S. sites and its links provide a multitude of resources. It
even provides a listing of C.D.s of prison songs.
Activist Resource Centre (PARC),
is the website of the Prison Activist Resource Centre (PARC),
a U.S. based site for progressive and radical information
on prisons and the criminal prosecution system. The site
is host to a number of other prisoners rights sites, many
of which are based in California. The site has large number
of Prison Activist Links, including prison activist
organizations around the world including sites on prisoner support,
prison law and prison activism. This site has a useful annotated
is the site of the Fortune Society, a U.S. based organization
staffed primarily by ex-offenders, dedicated to educating the
public about prisons, criminal justice issues, and the root
causes of crime. The site contains issues of the societies
publication, fortune news, including its Summer 2001 issue on
supermax prisons. (www.fortunesociety.org/supermax.pdf).
famous Stanford Prison experiment is reconstructed on this site
through a slide show and information about this classic psychology
experiment. The site includes a thirty year retrospective on
the experiment together with Professor Zimbardos reflections
on the experiment.
of Incarcerated Canadians/Foreigners in American Prisons
is the site of the Alliance of Incarcerated Canadians/Foreigners/American
Prisons, and contains a wide ranging source of information and
links to prison related issues. This site contains a great deal
of information on the U.S. criminal justice system, including
legal research links to judgments of the U.S. Supreme Court,
and U.S. Courts of Appeal.
legal news is a monthly journal edited by a Washington State
prisoner Paul Wright. It is available by subscription. PLN reports
on U.S. court decisions, affecting prisoners and is aimed at
helping prisoners and their supporters organize themselves
to have a voice, and to be a progressive force in developing
a public policy debate around the issue of crime and punishment.
The site has a link to U.S. Supreme Court and U.S. Court of
Appeals decisions and to U.S. and State Department of Corrections
is a site dedicated to prisoners art, writing and photography.
||Prisonsucks.com is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry. An interesting feature is the “Incarceration clock” which records the number of prisoners in US prisons and jails and is updated at least twice a year based on the latest statistics from the US Bureau of Justice Statistics.