You have one of the toughest and most important roles to play in reentry! The effort of supporting a family member or a friend as they make the transition from prison to society can be time-consuming, emotionally challenging and extremely difficult. If your loved one or friend is currently incarcerated, please check out the links and tools we have found to support you.
(many more pamphlets can be found on their website)
Facts and Issues
Materials For Caregivers
Directory of Programs Serving Children and Families of the Incarcerated
We’ve created this page to showcase literary accomplishments of the incarcerated and formerly Incarcerated authors. In support of these individuals and all successful transitions, we have vetted and recommended the books on our Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Authors page at: https://www.fairshake.net/fici/
(note: some states do not allow incarcerated parents to decrease, defer or delay child support payments)
Parenting Issues During Incarceration
Services to Children and Families of Prisoners
Strong Prison Wives & Families is an empowered and encouraging community where the wives, girlfriends, partners, family members and friends of the incarcerated are the writers and readers.http://www.strongprisonwives.com/
The veterans’ page was created to assist veterans who have been Incarcerated as well as their families. The programs and resources on this page can help reduce the pressures associated with reentry. Our hope is that you will find these resources helpful in providing relief as you face the challenges of finding and supporting an effective way of life after incarceration.Thank you for your service to our country.
Resources for Familieshttp://www.safersociety.org/foundation/
Prison Talk http://www.prisontalk.com/
Prison Talk: for parents with children in prison
NELP staff introduced the Fair Chance – Ban the Box toolkit to help advocates launch their own fair chance, “ban the
box” campaigns locally. Check out the new, comprehensive toolkit at https://www.nelp.org/publication/the-fair-chance-ban-the-box-toolkit/. You’ll find NELP’s
Find support for families with an incarcerated parent, support for family reunification, reentry resources and more in our Resource Directory!
The Bureau of Prisons hotline offers information concerning many areas of reentry. The only requirement is to be a formerly incarcerated individual.Their operating hours are 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. eastern time.
Create and mail a Reentry Packet, include resources you select from our Resource Directory!
Need help with your computer?
Learn more about your computer on our
Building Computer Skills page!
Consider the differences between incarceration and employment environments.
San Francisco: Children of Incarcerated Parents http://www.sfcipp.org/
Chillicothe Correctional Center – Program for children and their incarcerated moms
NY State: The Osborne Associationhttp://www.osborneny.org/index.cfm
Oregon Dept. of Corrections – Children of Incarcerated Parents Project
Assisting Families of the Incarcerated http://www.afoi.org/
Prison Activist Resource Center
Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants / C.U.R.E.
American Civil Liberties Union: Key Issues
Families Against Mandatory Minimums / FAMM
The Sentencing Project