The following organizations offer support of all kinds to HIV positive prisoners, so give a shout. For a more complete list, write to POZ at 349 W. 12th St., New York, NY 10014, or visit our website at www.poz.com.
ACLU National Prison Project AIDS in Prison Project Attn: Jackie Walker 1875 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 410 Washington, DC 20009 202.234.4830 Legal/policy info, free newsletters, referrals; provides letters of complaint and the free Prisoner’s Self-Help Litigation Manual.
AIDS in Prison Project Osborne Association 809 Westchester Ave. Bronx, NY 10455 718.842.0500 Info, educational material and magazines.
Alliance for Inmates With AIDS 80 Fifth Ave., Suite 1501 New York, NY 10011 212.675.3288 Legal and medical advocacy, peer education and support, referrals to member organizations, including The Fortune Society in New York.
Correctional HIV Consortium 1525 Santa Barbara St., #1 Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805.568.1400 www.silcom.com/~chc Spanish/English info, discharge planning, program planning and AIDS education for correctional staff and inmates.
Critical Path AIDS Project 2062 Lombard St. Philadelphia, PA 19146 215.545.2212 (inmates can call collect) www.critpath.org 24-hour treatment info hotline and a free newsletter.
National Association of People With AIDS (NAPWA) 1413 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20005 202.898.0414 www.napwa.org Referrals, advocacy and free newsletters Medical Alert and Active Voice.
People With AIDS Coalition of New York (PWAC-NY) 50 West 17th St., 8th floor New York, NY 10011 212.647.1415 Free monthly magazine and inmate pen-pal project.
Prisoners With AIDS—Rights Advocacy Group (PWA-RAG) 1626 N. Wilcox Ave., #537 Los Angeles, CA 90025 213.692.1055 Offers an excellent Quarterly Newsline publication for free and legal advocacy program.
Arkansas Women’s Project 2224 Main St. Little Rock, AR 72206 501.372.5513 Provides services to women’s prisons, including a free training guide for prisoner peer educators.
California HIV in Prison Committee (HIP) 2489 Mission St., Suite 28 San Francisco, CA 94110 510.533.2590 Educational resources for prisoners nationwide. Advocacy peer-education programs and speakers provided for prisoners statewide.
Connecticut Community Partners in Action 110 Bartholomew Ave. Hartford, CT 06106 860.566.2030 Provides AIDS education and training for prison staff and inmates.
Delaware AIDS Delaware 100 W. 10th St., Suite 315 Wilmington, DE 19801 302.652.6776 www.aidsdelaware.org HIV testing, counseling, nutritional support and case management for prisoners.
Delaware Center for Justice 501 Shipley St. Wilmington, DE 19801 302.658.7174 Peer-education programs, counseling support groups, referrals to community-based organizations and HIV testing for inmates.
District of Columbia Prisoners’ Legal Services Project 1400 20th St. NW, Suite 117 Washington, DC 20036 202.775.0323 Advocacy for proper medical care, assistance with parole, referrals to community services.
Kansas Good Samaritan Project 825N 7th St., Suite 301 Kansas City, KS 66101 Case management and emergency assistance.
Nebraska Nebraska AIDS Project 139 South 40th St. Omaha, NE 68131 800.782.AIDS (statewide only) www.nap.org Case management and treatment info.
New Jersey American Friends Service Committee Criminal Justice Program 972 Broad St., 6th Floor Newark, NJ 07102 973.643.3079 Community referrals and support groups.
New York AIDS Counseling and Education Program (ACE) Bedford Hills Correctional Facility 247 Harris Road Bedford Hills, NY 10507 914.241.3100 x275 Peer-based program provides education, counseling and a buddy system for inmates.
AIDS/HIV Hotline for Prisoners Tues., Wed., Thurs.: 3-8 pm 212.674.0800 (inmates can call collect) Peer counseling, education, referrals and transitional planning. Spanish/English.
HIV in Prison Project 40 Rector St., 10th floor New York, NY 10006 212.333.5560 (inmates can call collect) Spanish/English hotline Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm providing advocacy, education and outreach.
Women’s Prison Association 110 Second Ave. New York, NY 10003 212.674.1163 Discharge planning, case management and a family reunification shelter.
Pennsylvania AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania 1211 Chestnut St., Suite 1200 Philadelphia, PA 19107 215.587.9377 Legal advocacy, referrals and the free pamphlet AIDS and the Law: Your Rights in Pennsylvania
Prisoners with AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN) 517 College St., Suite 237 Toronto, ON M6G 4A2 416.920.4214 Advocacy, support and newsletter Cell Count.