Resources

Texas Legislature

The Texas State Senate – Members of the Texas Senate

Texas House of Representatives : House Members

United States Congress

Members of the U.S. Congress | Congress.gov | Library of Congress

Processes From Within the Walls

Prison Grievances: – When to Write, How to Write

 The Law – Prison Grievances:

 The System – Prison Grievances:

 The Cases – Prison Grievances:

Advocacy on the Outside (Legal Issues)

 ACLU of Texas | Request Legal Assistance (aclutx.org)

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants – Texas Chapter

 Pro Bono Offices in Texas – Locations and Contact Information – LawInfoPedia

 Top 11 Books About Prison That You Should Reading (dennislehanebooks.com)

 Grits for Breakfast

 Jail & Prisoner Law Resources (aele.org)

 Prison Legal News – Dedicated to Protecting Human Rights

 RIGHT ON CRIME (texaspolicy.com)

 Texas Center for Legal Ethics CLE Courses and Resources for Texas Attorneys

 Texas Center for the Judiciary (yourhonor.com)

 Home – Texas Civil Rights Project (txcivilrights.org)

 State Bar of Texas | Home (texasbar.com)

 Texas Voices – For Reason & Justice

 Texas Tea (cure-sort.org)

NARSOL Resources

Impact of Civil Commitment (URYourStory)

Innocence Network Directory

Advocacy on the Outside (Prison & Jail Conditions)

 Texas profile | Prison Policy Initiative

 Alan Pogue – Texas Center for Documentary Photography

 Grassroots Leadership

 Home | Texas Prisons Community Advocates (tpcadvocates.org)

 Texas Jail Project » We listen, inform, and advocate…to improve county jails

 Doctors for Change | Rebuilding a Healthier Houston Together

 Provision of Air Conditioning and Heat-Related Mortality in Texas Prisons JAMA Network

TDCJ Directories & TDCJ Resources

Texas Department of Criminal Justice

Unit Directory

Address and Phone Directory

Rehabilitation Programs Division – Volunteer Services Program (texas.gov)

Online Services (Visitation Portal, eCommissary, Inmate Search, Victims Services, etc.)

Online Visitation Portal Index

TDCJ Inmate Information

General Information Guide for Families of Offenders (texas.gov)

How Do I… ?

Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles Home Page

Parole Guidelines Page

Parole Revocation Process

Community Supervision & Corrections Department Directory (Probation)

Resources for Advocates

 Naljor Prison Dharma Service – SourcePoint Global Outreach

Texas Standard News Article on Texas Heat

Other Restorative Justice Organizations in Texas

Solutions for safe, healthy, just communities | Texas CJE

Texas Center for Justice and Equity | Austin TX | Facebook

Home | Ignite Justice (ignite-justice.org)

Other Restorative Justice Organizations Outside of Texas

All About CURE (curenational.org)

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2024

By Wendy Sawyer and Peter Wagner
March 14, 2024

Mass Incarceration: The Whole Pie 2022 | Prison Policy Initiative

Criminal Justice Reform in Texas: Pioneering state-based reforms that are transforming federal policy | State Policy Network (spn.org)

Nolan Center for Justice (conservativejusticereform.org)

American Conservative Union Foundation — Criminal Justice Reform (2021) – Open Philanthropy

Resources for Inmates and Inmate’s Families

JPay | Your Home For Corrections Services

QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor – Setting Up Shop

eCommDirect – Inmate Commissary Purchases and FAQ (texas.gov)

Listen Live – HD1 – KPFT

 The Prison Show

 Texas Inmate Families Association – Texas Inmate Families Association (tifa.org)

 MELJ

 Home » PEP (Prison Entrepreneurship Program)

Texas Resources – Sex Offender One Stop Resource

The Push to Bring Medicaid Behind Bars

Many states are now judging SO laws unconstitutional!

Are you the mother of a person required to register?

Reentry Programs For Felons 2023 | Felony Record Hub

Video: The Life-Changing Impact of Reentry Housing

Programs To Help Justice-Impacted Individuals Get Jobs

Indeed.com Career Advice

Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Guide to Unemployment Benefits

Federal Bonding Program

Help for Felons

HireFelons.org

Upload your resume on Indeed

Job Search Guide for People with Convictions

Q&A: What’s Included in an Employment Background Check?

What to Expect From a Pre-Employment Screening

Fair Chance Business Pledge

Donald Trump can still be president, but he could be barred from being a bartender, car salesman — or real estate developer | Prison Policy Initiative

Help for Justice-Impacted Individuals Finding Housing

Finding Housing for Felons in Texas (September 4, 2023 by Charles Greg)

TDCJ-RID Resource Guide by County TDCJ does not release an inmate to parole without a verified home plan. Any inmate releasing to supervision who does not have an approved residence plan upon release will be placed by the TDCJ Parole Division (PD) in a residential reentry center, also known as a halfway house.

SecureView Tablet by Securus Technologies

SecureView Tablet the Securus Tablet – Securus Technologies

Friends and Family Video Visitation at SecurusTech

TDCJ News – Remote Video Visitation (texas.gov) (The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) has implemented two remote video visitation systems, Securus and Tablet Video Visitation to help families and friends stay in touch.)

Other Resources

Reading Resources

Guide To Legal Writing Style, Fifth Edition Terri LeClercq, Karin Mika $89.00 ISBN: 9780735599987

Prison Grievances: – When to Write, How to Write

Prison Grievances: Reviews of books about prison inmate issues.

Custodial Death Report | Office of the Attorney General (force.com)

CDC Health Information

What Vaccines are Recommended for You