The GrassRoots Investigation Project
The administration of the death penalty in the United States is plagued by injustice. The proof has become irrefutable. Individuals are being sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit, while some are being exonerated and released. The GRIP report highlights the cases of 16 individuals who were executed, despite evidence that they might be innocent.
The Capital Defense Handbook
The Capital Defense Handbook for Defendants and their Families is an easy to read guide that provides practical information to capital case defendants, prisoners, and family members who are navigating the criminal justice system. The Handbook is an invaluable resource for those who want to understand their legal rights, interact effectively with lawyers, and participate in defense of their own lives or in the defense of their loved ones.
The Prisoner's Resource Guide
An extensive listing of resources of interest to prisoners, and those transitioning to freedom. These resources may be accessed on the web, by phone, or by writing to them. These resources are invaluable to both prisoners, their friends, and their families. The Prisoner's Resource Guide is an extensive list of groups and organizations that can aid prisoners during and after their confinement. These include legal resources, prison legal news, sources for free books, pen pal links, creative writing and artistic organizations, reentry assistance, health and personal safety topics, and places to start job hunting or searching for careers. These listings include websites, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses as available. This guide can be downloaded or printed.
Cell Door Magazine
Long-term prison sentences don't have to be the end of a life. Many prisoners take advantage of their confinement to work on the creative sides of their personalities. Cell Door Magazine provides a publishing outlet for these creative individuals. Cell Door Magazine is a compilation of art, poetry, cartoons, and articles, all written or drawn by prisoners, for prisoners. About 2,000 copies are mailed out monthly, mostly to prisoners. Some issues are occasionally posted online. All the prisoner art on this website originated from Cell Door Magazine. Cell Door Magazine is mailed free of charge, though donations to offset printing and postage are greatly appreciated.