35 Best Prison Blogs & Websites
Here are 35 Best Prison Blogs you should follow in 2023
1. Prison Legal News
Lake Worth, Florida, US
Prison Legal News, a project of the Human Rights Defense Center, is an independent monthly magazine that provides cutting-edge review and analysis of prisoners' rights, court rulings, and news concerning criminal justice-related issues.
Also in Prison Magazines
12.4K⋅ 21.8K ⋅20 posts / month ⋅ Jan 2005 Get Email Contact More
2. Prison Policy Initiative
Easthampton, Massachusetts, US
The Prison Policy Initiative was founded in 2001 to document and publicize how over-criminalization undermines our national welfare. This blog provides research and advocacy about how mass incarceration affects individuals, communities and the national welfare.
Also in Criminal Justice Blogs
23.6K⋅ 72K ⋅5 posts / month ⋅ Apr 2000 Get Email Contact More
3. Prison Fellowship
Leesburg, Virginia, US
Prison Fellowship works to bring hope and restoration to prisoners, families, and communities impacted by crime and incarceration.
322.4K⋅ 16.5K ⋅2 posts / month ⋅ Jan 2008 Get Email Contact More
4. Between the Bars
Between the Bars is a weblog platform for people in prison, from which the 1% of America is behind bars who tell their stories. We hope to improve prisoner's lives, and help to reduce recidivism.
22 posts / month ⋅ Oct 2010 Get Email Contact More
5. Derrick's Prison Blog
Explore Blogs about the experiences of Derrick L. Griffin during his imprisonment. We are friends who make it possible that the experiences of Derrick L. Griffin incarcerated in prison are published via this blog and that, in this way, much support for him is created to reopen his case and to prove his innocence.
20⋅ 13 ⋅20 posts / year Get Email Contact More
6. Penal Reform International Blog
London, England, UK
Explore our blog to know more about our work on prison systems, conditions, prisoner rights and more! Penal Reform International (PRI) is a non-governmental organisation working globally to promote criminal justice systems that uphold human rights for all and do no harm.
1.2K⋅ 6K ⋅1 post / month Get Email Contact More
Federal Prison Consultants who answer questions and educate people about what federal prison is really like.
510 ⋅6 posts / month Get Email Contact More
8. Sing Sing Prison Museum Blog
Ossining, New York, US
The blog will tell the story of Sing Sing Prison and American history and house an education center for criminal justice.Sing Sing Correctional Facility is an active, maximum-security prison where the theories and realities of criminal punishment and rehabilitation have played out for almost 200 years. It's a place with diverse stories from multiple perspectives. As an emerging voice, our goal is to deliver new ways of understanding for a fairer future.
2.6K⋅ 588 ⋅2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
9. Private Prison News
PLN, a monthly print publication, has been reporting on criminal justice-related issues, including prison privatization, since 1990. Seek pleadings or court rulings in lawsuits and other legal proceedings involving private prison companies. The private prison industry includes for-profit companies that provide correctional services.
1 post / month Get Email Contact More
10. Gove.UK Blog » Prison Jobs
Our posts are for prison officer applicants and those interested in careers within the prison service. Find Official advice and guidance for applicants to prison and probation roles, run by the Ministry of Justice. Gov.UK is The best place to find government services and information.
413.8K ⋅2 posts / week Get Email Contact More
11. Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
Sacramento, California, US
Source for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's breaking news on prison and parole reforms, inmates, riots, courts, escapes and more. CDCR has approximately 114,000 inmates in 35 prisons, 3,500 in camps, 4,200 out of state, 670 juveniles.
56.6K⋅ 14K ⋅1 post / week Get Email Contact More
12. WriteAPrisoner Blog
Edgewater, Florida, US
Here you will find blog entries from inmates all around the country. The prisoner blogs are all posted by active members of WriteAPrisoner.com. We post inmate pen-pal, legal, and reintegration profiles on our website. You decide who to write from the thousands of profiles of incarcerated men and women we have listed.
87.2K⋅ 6.6K ⋅4 posts / week Get Email Contact More
13. Prison Journalism Project
Chicago, Illinois, US
A non-profit, non-partisan national organization that aims to empower incarcerated journalists to be a vital voice in criminal justice reform.
1.3K⋅ 4.6K ⋅1 post / day Get Email Contact More
14. Prisoners Abroad Blog
London, England, UK
Read Prisoners Abroad's news, views and articles. Prisoners Abroad's blog posts are brought to you by a wide range of people, including staff, service users, student ambassadors, dedicated supporters, friends, and social media followers, all of whom are passionate about our cause. Prisoners Abroad is a human rights and welfare charity providing humanitarian aid, advice and emotional support to British people affected by overseas imprisonment.
5.5K⋅ 3.1K ⋅1 post / month Get Email Contact More
15. Crossroads Prison Ministries Blog
Grand Rapids, Michigan, US
Get news and stories from Crossroads Prison Ministries. At Crossroads, we connect prisoners with volunteer mentors on the outside. Unlikely friendships are formed, and the lives of both prisoners and mentors are changed as they exchange letters, study God's Word and apply biblical truths to their lives.
5.1K⋅ 597 ⋅1 post / week Get Email Contact More
16. Sustainability in Prisons Project Blog
Olympia, Washington, US
KNow more about our work for sustainability in our blog. SPP brings together incarcerated individuals, scientists, corrections staff, students, and program partners to promote education, conserve biodiversity, practice sustainability, and help build healthy communities.
2.2K⋅ 549 ⋅2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
17. Light in prison
Healing our prisons and those in them
53 ⋅2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
18. Prison: The Hidden Sentence
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
The purpose of this blog is to educate and empower those who have or had a loved one in prison. Raising awareness one story at a time. We are a community dedicated to helping loved ones of the incarcerated break free of the hidden sentence.
Also in Prison Podcasts
1K⋅ 2.2K ⋅1 post / week Get Email Contact More
19. A Voice from Prison Blog
Follow our Blog, A Voice from Prison, to read more about Criminal Justice Reform and Constitutional Rights within the Prison Justice System. A Voice From Prison is a non-profit advocating criminal justice reform and constitutional rights, directly from within the system itself.
702⋅ 46 ⋅2 posts / quarter Get Email Contact More
20. Prison Reform Trust
London, England, UK
The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) an independent UK charity working to create a just, humane and effective penal system. By monitoring and reporting on developments in the penal system, the Prison Reform Trust continues to perform an important role in bringing to light information for public and parliamentary debate.
4.5K⋅ 37.8K ⋅16 posts / year Get Email Contact More
21. Prisoners' Education Trust Blog
London, England, UK
We feature the latest news about our work and share views from our staff and other prison education experts. Since 1989 Prisoners' Education Trust has been providing access to broader learning opportunities for prisoners. Our charity supports prisoners across England and Wales to study distance learning courses. We aim to improve prison education research, policy and practice.
1.9K⋅ 20.2K ⋅1 post / month Get Email Contact More
22. PA Prison Society
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US
Since 1787, the Pennsylvania Prison Society has worked to ensure humane prison and jail conditions and advocate for sensible criminal justice policies. The Society advocates for systemic policy change, respond to the concerns of inmates and their families, provides subsidized bus service for Philadelphia families visiting loved ones incarcerated in different parts of the state, and provides assistance to individuals returning home from incarceration.
3.3K⋅ 2.7K ⋅19 posts / year Get Email Contact More
23. Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting » Prison
Find News stories from Mississippi Center for Investigative reporting on current issues and concerns impacting those that reside in Mississippi. Formed in 2018, the Mississippi Center for Investigative Reporting is a nonprofit news organization that seeks to empower citizens in their communities by informing and educating the public.
11.7K⋅ 2.1K ⋅1 post / quarter Get Email Contact More
24. Prison Phone Blog
London, England, UK
The Prison Phone blog looks into all aspects of the criminal justice system. Specifically focused on the UK prison service. Prison Phone allows prisoners to stay in contact with friends and family by reducing the cost of their calls from prison
7.3K⋅ 2.8K ⋅16 posts / year Get Email Contact More
25. Prison Diaries
Prison Diaries is a two-time Webby Award-winning blog of columns written by Chandra Bozelko while she was incarcerated.
9.9K⋅ 2.7K ⋅2 posts / year Get Email Contact More
26. Inmate Blogger
This site is a collection of blogs written by inmates. It serves as a platform which allows them to share their stories, their opinions, their struggles, and their inner thoughts.
525⋅ 1.3K ⋅ Oct 2014 Get Email Contact More
27. Prison Insight Blog
Founded in 2019, our website is the #1 resource on the internet to help inmate families and friends better navigate the prison system. We do this by providing all of the vital information loved ones need when trying to keep in contact with someone who is incarcerated. We're also working hard to hold prisons accountable and give a voice to those who have been incarcerated to expose the way they have been treated while incarcerated. Lastly, we're working to make this a place to prepare people for prison
1 post / month Get Email Contact More
28. CLI Prison Alliance Blog
Raleigh, North Carolina, US
Read stories from prisoners in our blog. For 25 years, CLI Prison Alliance has been making disciples behind bars by reaching the lost and equipping believers. CLI Prison Alliance partners with chaplains, ministry leaders, inmates, and volunteers to accomplish our mission.
3.8K⋅ 472 ⋅9 posts / year Get Email Contact More
29. Idaho Prison Project Blog
This is largely a data-driven blog written by data scientist Julia Piaskowki (me). I have not been formerly incarcerated, but like many, I have friends and family whose lives have been greatly impacted by mass incarceration. Sadly, my experience has shown me that prisons are destructive institutions that engender violence, victimize inmates and do little, if anything, to address harm or make communities safer.
832 ⋅6 posts / year Get Email Contact More
30. Prison Performing Arts Blog
Saint Louis, Missouri, US
Know more about our programs, arts, events, and celebrities collaborating with us. Prison Performing Arts is a multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program that serves incarcerated adults and children.
2.4K⋅ 353 ⋅4 posts / month Get Email Contact More
31. For the Lives of Prison Wives
If you want to learn more about the journey of family sticking together through the wall, the challenges of the criminal justice system, and the road to redemption you're in the right place. This blog is to share my personal experience as a prison wife in hopes of supporting, encouraging and bringing awareness to others in similar situations.
2.6K⋅ 332 ⋅ Jul 2015 Get Email Contact More
32. Canadian Prison Law Association
Get the latest news and updates from the association. THE CANADIAN PRISON LAW ASSOCIATION made its transformative appearance on the correctional law stage in 1985, but the 'prep' work for its arrival extends back decades, and must be recognized.
3 posts / year Get Email Contact More
|Blogger Name||Blog Link||Total Blog Posts|
|Ronald W. Clark, Jr||betweenthebars.org/blogs||67|
|Jo Ellen Nott||prisonlegalnews.org/news||33|
|Otis Lee Rodgers||betweenthebars.org/blogs||19|
|Prince Atum-Ra Uhuru Mutawakkil||betweenthebars.org/blogs||16|
Prison Blog Topics
|Topic||Number of posts|
|Life In Prison||29|
|Bureau Of Prisons||26|
|Women In Prison||17|
|Topic||Past Month Count|
Prison Blogs By Category
|Category||No. of Blogs|
|Prisoner Reentry Blogs||16|