We’ve collected a number of useful resources related to prison education and writing programs. You’ll find links to several other organizations in Wisconsin and across the United States who are working hard to provide essential services to the incarcerated, as well as links to general information and statistics about our country’s prison system and those inside it.
Join the Higher Ed Prison Google Group to stay current on news, conferences, and other updates about higher education in U.S. prisons.
- Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
- The Jail Library Group
- LGBT Books to Prisoners
- Madison Area Urban Ministry
- Attic Correctional Services
- Wisconsin Department of Corrections
- The Just Bakery Initiative
OTHER STATE AND NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
- The Shakespeare Prison Project
- The Sentencing Project
- Justice Policy Institute
- Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program
- Prison Creative Arts Project
OTHER PRISON INFORMATION
- John Pawasarat and Lois M. Quinn’s 2013 report on Wisconsin’s racial disparaties in incarceration.
- Dr. Pamela Oliver’s (University of Wisconsin-Madison) excellent scholarship on racial disparities in the criminal justice system
- The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Employment and Training Institute’s collection of recent research on the employment needs of formerly incarcerated Wisconsin residents.
- America’s Cradle to Prison Pipeline Report (pdf) (Children’s Defense Fund, 2007)