Prisoner Self-Help Manual to Challenge Gang Validation (SHGV), 5th edition ©2011 ($22)

If you know someone who has been validated by CDCR as a gang member or associate, but has no real links or gang activity, you might be able to make good use of this manual.  You can receive this legal self-help manual by 1) requesting it via email (contact -at-prisons-dot-org) and donating online via Paypal using a credit or debit card (click above), or 2) sending us a check to the address above.  We request a donation for $22 or more per manual to help cover copying and postage expenses.  Use "SHGV" to indicate you would like a Self-Help Gang Validation Manual. You can have us send it directly to someone in prison, but be sure to include their correct CDCR number and PO Box information (pod and cell # also helps).

"Prison Focus" Newsletter:  Our newsletter magazine is primarily by prisoners and for prisoners, their friends and families.  The current and past issues are available here free for download.  You can also receive a paper copy at your home (or send one to your relative or friend in prison).  We request a donation of $20 or more for four issues to help cover editing, printing, and mailing costs. 

No. 48 Winter 2016
No. 46 Summer 2015 No. 47 Special Fall Edition 2015
No. 44 Fall 2014 No. 45 Spring 2015
No. 42 Spring 2014 No. 43 Summer 2014
No. 40 Summer 2013 No. 41 Winter 2013
No. 38 Spring 2012 No. 39 Spring 2013
No. 37 Summer 2011 No. 36 Winter 2011
No. 35 Summer 2010 No. 34 Spring 2010
No. 33 Spring 2009 No. 32 Winter 2008
No. 31 Summer/Fall 2008 No. 30 Spring 2008
No. 29 Winter 2007 No. 28 Summer/Fall 2007
No. 27 Spring 2007 No. 26 Fall 2006
No. 25 Summer 2006 No. 24 Winter 2005
No. 23 Summer 2005 No. 22 Spring 2005
No. 21 Fall 2004 No. 20 Summer 2004
No. 19 Winter/Spring 2002 No. 18 Fall 2003
No. 15 Winter 2002 No. 16 Summer 2002

Extracts from Pelican Bay ©2000 ($10)

This is a compilation of poetry and statements by prisoners about their experiences in the solitary confinement conditions in the Security Housing Units (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, CA.  We request a donation of $10 or more to cover the costs of printing and postage.


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