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Hereby we present some hopefully useful addresses for you. When there is a website, we mention it too, even though you have no internet, you can send it to your family and friends so that they can look it up. If you yourself have useful addresses to be added, please let us know and we can add them next time! Prisoner help in Nevada: Nevada Cure: Support- and advocacy group of people whose life has been negatively affected by Nevada’s criminal justice system. “We offer compassionate caring and information to help prisoners, their families, and friends navigate “the system”.” Contact: Nevada Cure 540 E. St. Louis Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89104 FFIP: For family and friends, supporting them supporting you: Contact: Family and Friends of Incarcerated persons (FFIP) PO Box 27708 Las Vegas, NV 89126 www.ffipnv.org For visitors: Inmate Family Connections Bus service to prisons for visitors Address: 800 N. Rainbow Suite 162 Las Vegas , NV, 89107 http://www.inmatefamilyconnections.com Lawyers, etc.: ACLU of Nevada, Las Vegas Office 601 S. Rancho Drive, Suite B-11 Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 Phone: 702-366-1226 ACLU of Nevada, Reno Office 1325 Airmotive Way, Suite 202 Reno, Nevada 89502 Phone: 775-786-6757 http://www.aclunv.org “We take cases that raise significant constitutional or civil liberties issues and which impact others in the same situation. We are unable to take many cases, even those concerning real injustices. If your complaint is not pursued by our office, it does not mean it is without merit. To protect your rights, please consult with an attorney to find out what deadlines apply in your case.
The ACLU is unable to give you advice about your case or provide other types of assistance (for example, reviewing your papers or conducting legal research to assist you) if we do not accept your case.” Nevada Bar Association, Lawyer Referral Service: Lawyer Referral & Information Service In state: (800) 789-5747 Local & Out of State: (702) 382-0504 State Bar of Nevada 600 E. Charleston Blvd Las Vegas, NV 89104702-382-2200 http://www.nvbar.org/lawyerreferral “What if I can't afford an attorney? All LRIS attorneys are private attorneys and will arrange their fee with you. If you cannot afford to pay an attorney's regular fees, LRIS will either attempt to prequalify you for a reduced fee attorney or refer you to another legal services agency. Reduced fee attorneys may charge no more than $25 for the initial consultation, and they agree to charge no more than $75 per hour thereafter.” Nevada Legal Services: http://www.nlslaw.net/ Non-profit organization providing free legal services to low income Nevadans. (note: according to the website they do not mention criminal or civil law) 650 Tahoe Street Reno, NV 89509 (775) 284-3491 530 S. 6th Street Las Vegas NV 89101 702-386-0404 Send a request for a Jailhouse Lawyers’ Handbook to (no charge for prisoners, but be sure you can receive the book): Center for Constitutional Rights 666 Broadway, 7th Floor New York, NY 10012 Hope for Freedom Paralegal Services: Parole planning and Pardon Board consultants, Paralegal. P.O. Box 4023 Gaylord, MI 49734 Prison Legal News “Prison Legal News is an independent 56-page monthly magazine that provides a cutting edge review and analysis of prisoner rights, court rulings and news about prison issues. PLN has a national (U.S.) focus on both state and federal prison issues, with international coverage as well.”
1 Year Subscription to PLN Printed Issues for Individual (incarcerated only) $30.00 Contact: Prison Legal News P.O. Box 2420 West Brattleboro, VT 05303 Innocence Claim: For Nevada also: The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center 385 South 700 East B235 Salt Lake City, UT 84102 Phone: 801-355-1888 Because RMIC has limited resources and relies mostly on volunteers, we can consider only a very small number of cases. In order for us to consider a case: - The prisoner must have been convicted of a serious felony in Nevada, Utah, or Wyoming - The prisoner must have more than seven years left on his/her prison sentence - The prisoner’s trial and direct appeals must be finished - The prisoner must be completely innocent (no involvement whatsoever in the crime) - Significant new evidence must be available to prove the prisoner’s innocence Association in Defence of the Wrongly Convicted (AIDWYC) To request an application by mail, or for assistance in completing the application, please contact: Win Wahrer Client Services Director 111 Peter St., Suite 408 Toronto, Ontario Canada, M5V 2H1 U.S. Projects That Accept Cases Nationwide Center on Wrongful Convictions Northwestern University School of Law 357 East Avenue Chicago, IL 60611 Phone: 312-502-3291 Fax: 312-502-8977 Cases Accepted: . persons with claims of actual innocence who have more than 10 years remaining on their prison terms . DNA and non-DNA cases Innocence Project 40 Worth St., Suite 701 New York, NY 10013 Phone: 212-364-5340 Fax: 212-364-5341 Cases Accepted: . Cases throughout United States . DNA only . Actual innocence only
. Will consider arson cases only if there is probative biological evidence to test, shaken baby syndrom cases only if there is a viable alternate homicide suspect, and child abuse cases only if there is a viable alternate scenario and there are no allegations of ongoing abuse in the past Veterans: StateSideLegal: Legal and other self-help help for veterans. Their website has many links to helpful organizations; it’s a national organization, let your family check it: http://statesidelegal.org/ Also, let friends/family print this booklet for you: A Guidebook for Incarcerated Veterans in Nevada: http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/Reentry/09_nv.pdf Re-entry: Community First 235 N. Lake St. Mail: PO Box 311 Reno, NV 89504 Telephone: +1 775 622 8886 They have several programs, their website is not clear on what they offer and how much it costs. Plz write them to ask what’s the deal. HelpHopeHome They have an online Referrals List with addresses for clothing, food, etc for homeless: http://www.helphopehome.org/Community_Referral_List_ 072211.pdf Las Vegas Urban League 930 W. OwensLas Vegas, NV 89106 - (702) 636-3949 http://www.lvccul.org/ “Rent and utilities assistance” for when you are released, they can help you with basic information, where to go, what to do, etc. Las Vegas Reentry Program “The Las Vegas Reentry Program assists participating inmates in Nevada state facilities who are three to six months away from release through referrals from criminal justice agencies, including the District Attorney, police, probation and parole, and walk-ins. Participants are provided with a psychological assessment, a life skills program, transitional assistance, and a variety of other services including employment service referrals to other agencies.” Contact: Las Vegas Reentry Program 930 West Owens Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89106
Ridge House, Inc. “Ridge House offers a three-month residential substance abuse treatment program and an outpatient program that solely serves individuals with criminal histories and parolees recently released from prison. The residential program includes a six-week career-counseling program taught by an expert. The course involves an assessment process to help participants determine their strengths, role-playing to help raise self-confidence, classes on computers, resume writing, life skills training, and guidance on appropriate dress. Most program participants are referred to the program by caseworkers in the facilities or by parole officers. The program also offers applications in the facilities and does other outreach. At present, Ridge House operates facilities in seven locations, four in northern Nevada and three in the south.” Contact: Ridge House 275 Hill St., Suite 281 - Reno, NV 89501 775-322-8941 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Transitional Living Communities “Transitional Living Communities (TLC) has a variety of locations that assist clients with substance abuse problems, including one location, V2, which serves as a halfway house for individuals on parole, probation, and minimum supervision. TLC provides a 90-day substance abuse program that participants, other than at V2, are free to leave at any time. Participants are provided with inexpensive, transitional housing (negotiable at $90 a month and no cost up-front). TLC also offers job-seeking assistance.” Contact: Transitional Living Communities 210 N. 10th St. - Las Vegas, NV 89101 702-387-3131 EVOLVE “EVOLVE (Educational and Vocational Opportunities Leading to Valuable Experience) offers motivational counseling, case management, vocational education and job placement to individuals with criminal histories. Services available include resume preparation, interview techniques and mentorship.” Contact: EVOLVE 1971 Stella Lake Drive - Las Vegas, NV 89106 702-638-6371 Nevada Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR) 2800 E. St. Louis Avenue Las Vegas, NV 89104 (702) 486-0200 -http://www.nvdetr.org “Employment service programs offer job placement and training opportunities”
Some Nevada Media: Nevada Appeal 580 Mallory Way Carson City, NV 89701 Nevada Public Radio 1289 S. Torrey Pines Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89146 (702) 258-9895 Las Vegas Review-Journal (also for Las Vegas Sun) 1111 W. Bonanza Road P.O. Box 70 - Las Vegas, NV 89125 Main Phone number: 702-383-0211 Reno News & Review 708 North Center St. Reno, NV 89501. Main Phone: (775) 324-4440 Coyote TV – High Desert Advocate (newspaper) PO Box 2805, - West Wendover, NV 89883 (775) 664-3415 Ely Times P.O.Box 150820 - Ely, NV 89315 (775) 289-4491 Independent media for/by prisoners: 4StruggleMag P.O. Box 97048 RPO Roncesvalles Ave. Toronto, Ontario - M6R 3B3 Canada (free for prisoners, but your family /friends can print it and send it too: http://4strugglemag.org) Under Lock & Key (ULK) “The voice of the anti-imperialist movement within prisons in the United $tates.” [prisoners newsletter, published by Maoists] MIM (Prisons) PO Box 40799 - San Francisco, CA 94140 Critical Resistance has a magazine that is published 3 times a year. For prisoners, send your (free for prisoners) subscription requests to: The Abolitionist c/o Critical Resistance 1904 Franklin St. Suite 504 - Oakland, CA 94612 SF Bay View National Black Newspaper 4917 Third St. - San Francisco CA 94124 SFbayview.com
Websites/organizations for prisoner issues: Prison Activist Resource Center “PARC is a prison abolitionist group based on Oakland, CA, committed to exposing and challenging the institutionalized racism, sexism, ableism, heterosexism, and classism of the Prison Industrial Complex.” Send them a request for their Prisoner Resource Directory. The website does not mention any costs. Contact: PARC PO Box 70447 Oakland CA 94612 SolitaryWatch Solitarywatch.com Public website aimed at bringing the widespread use of solitary confinement and other forms of torture in U.S. prisons out of the shadows and into the light of the public square. Publishes a quarterly print edition, in a four-page newsletter format, with selected articles from the previous three months. Hard copies are available to prisoners and their families and advocates and to non-profit organizations. To request copies, write to: Solitary Watch News, PO Box 11374 - Washington, D.C., 20008 Education: College Guild Volunteer organization, “Offering free non-traditional correspondence courses to prisoners. College Guild is an organization registered in Maine. Our mission: To stimulate in prisoners an interest in life long learning by providing a selection of free, non-traditional correspondence courses. Our courses: . are designed to be both thought provoking and fun. . encourage objectivity and creativity . relieve the boredom of prison life with an opportunity to spend time constructively. There is a 6 month waiting list! Contact: College Guild PO Box 6448 Brunswick, ME 04011 Prison Scholar Fund “The Fund is a small grassroots operation that empowers would-be incarcerated students through direct scholarship support.” “The Prison Scholar Fund invests in incarcerated students, empowering them to realize their post-
secondary educational aspirations, and advocates for correctional reform, bolstering grassroots pressure to amend the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994.” Contact: 23517 Orville Road East Orting, WA 98360 Prisonscholarfund.org (Nearly) Free Literature/Brochures: ABC South Chicago Zine Distro Offers a wide variety of political zines at low cost to prisoners. Specializes in helping get the truth out of the gulags, in zine form. Supports prisoner initiatives such as prisoner labor unions. Offers zines for women prisoners. Contact: P.O. Box 721, Homewood, IL 60430 Penpals There are many sites for penpals. Some are free, some cost, and it is very difficult to say which one has good results. This one has many listings, is free if your family member places it: Contact: LostVault.com PO Box 261 Washburn, TN 37888 Fee schedule: Inmates (other than Death Row) - $5 for up to 150 words and one photo. Your ad will run for one year. Death Row Inmates – Free for up to 150 words and one photo. Your ad will run indefinitely or until you notify us in writing of wanting your ad removed. Or: ask your loved ones requesting they post your ad free of charge on our website by going to our pen pal page: http://www.lostvault.com/penpals/register.asp Send us a Self-Addressed Stamped Envelope (SASE) to have your photo returned! Photos without a SASE will be held for 30 days and then destroyed. Fees are to be made payable to LostVault and need to be on a prison-issued check or money order ONLY. Religious info: For now, only a Buddhist site: Prison Dharma Network: “Our Mission is to support prisoners in the practice of contemplative disciplines, with emphasis on the meditation practices of the various Buddhist traditions. Contact: Prison Dharma Network - 11 South Angell St. #303 - Providence RI 02906 Publisher of this 2011 flyer: Nevada Prisoners’ Newsletter