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Society and Culture
Source: DMOZ Open Directory Project

Directory of information regarding prison pen pals, prison art, and prison ministries
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Seeking Help from the American Civil Liberties Union
Source: American Civil Liberties Union of Washington

Information regarding assistance services provided by the American Civil Liberties Union and how to access those services.
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Learn About Reentry
Source: United States Department of Justice

Information regarding the serious and violent offender reentry initiative that has been instituted in several states across the country (not in Washington State). The Reentry Initiative is a comprehensive effort that addresses both juvenile and adult populations of serious, high-risk offenders. It provides funding to develop, implement, enhance, and evaluate reentry strategies that will ensure the safety of the community and the reduction of serious, violent crime. This is accomplished by preparing targeted offenders to successfully return to their communities after having served a significant period of secure confinement in a state training school, juvenile or adult correctional facility, or other secure institution.
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Transition from Prison to Community Initiative
Source: United States Department of Justice

Information on the NIC's Transition from Prison to the Community Initiative (TPCI), which is intended to help states improve their transition processes, thereby increasing public safety, reducing recidivism and new victimization, and making better use of resources in correctional facilities and communities.
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Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants
Source: Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants

CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants) is a membership organization of families of prisoners, prisoners, former prisoners and other concerned citizens. CURE's two goals are(1) to use prisons only for those who have to be in them (2) and for those who have to be in them, to provide them all the rehabilitative opportunities they need to turn their lives around.
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