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Reentry Resource Center - New York

Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Resources for Families

Handbook for Families & Friends of New York State DOCS Inmates (New York State Department of Correctional Services)

New York State Department of Corrections Inmate Lookup (for New York State prisoners)

Rikers Island Visitor's Guide (New York City Department of Corrections)

Prison Help Travel Information for Upstate Prisons

Prison Talk Community (Blog and Resource-Sharing Site, not NY-specific)

Jailhouse Lawyers Handbook (National Lawyers Guild and Center for Constitutional Rights)

Serving Children and Families of Adult Offenders: A Directory of Programs (US Department of Justice)

New York Prisoners (Everything Prisoner-Related for New York State)

Prison Families of New York, Inc. (PFNY) Support, Information, Advocacy, Referrals. 40 N. Main Ave., Albany, NY 12203. (518) 453-6659. Email:

Safer Monroe Area Reentry Team is dedicated to improving the prospects of men and women reentering society from prisons and jails.

New York Campaign For Telephone Justice

Preparing for the Incarceration of a Loved One (LIFT)

Coming Home: A Family's Guide to Reunification is a brochure created by the New York State Department of Correctional Services

Child Support Helpline (1-888-208-4485) is a useful New York specific resource for any questions about child support 

Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net