General Spirituality Resources for Prisoners

MAHAKAILASA ASHRAM

P.O. BOX 131, PLANETARIUM STATION, NEW YORK, NY 10512
Publications include spirituality and self-help books, as well as Lalitamba magazine. Their Prison Outreach Project is happy to distribute books, magazines, and the Bible to inmates upon request.


BUDDHISM

BUDDHIST CORRESPONDENCE COURSE

2020, ROUTE 30, CARMEL, NY 10512
The Correspondence Course & Self-Study Course for prisoners is sponsored and administered by the Buddhist Association of the United States (Chuang Yen Monastery).


BUDDHIST PEACE FELLOWSHIP

P.O. BOX 3470, BERKELEY, CA 94703
Buddhist resources. Will work with another organization to provide materials.


ENGAGED ZEN FOUNDATION

P.O. BOX 213, SEDGWICK, MAINE 04676-0213 
Publishes Gateway Journal, which offers prisoners guidance in the practice of Zen Buddhism and features articles by teachers of various traditions.


HUMAN KINDNESS FOUNDATION

P.O. BOX 61619, DURHAM, NC 27715
The primary purpose of the Prison-Ashram Project is to inspire and encourage prisoners and prison staff to recognize their depth as human beings, and to behave accordingly. Our inmost nature is divine. The nature of our lives is an incomprehensibly wonderful mystery which each human being can experience only in solitude and silence. Prisoners have the opportunity to dedicate themselves to this inward journey without the distractions and luxuries which occupy many people in the “free world.”

Interfaith spiritual books; yoga. Spiritual materials provided if requested.


PRISON MINDFULNESS INSTITUTE

P.O. BOX 206, S. DEERFIELD, MA, 01373
PMI’s mission is to provide prisoners, prison staff and prison volunteers, with the most effective, evidence-based tools for rehabilitation, self-transformation, and personal & professional development. In particular, we provide and promote the use of proven effective mindfulness-based interventions (MBI’s). Our dual focus is on transforming individual lives as well as transforming the corrections system as a whole in order to mitigate its extremely destructive impact on families, communities and the overall social capital of our society.


SIDDHA YOGA MEDITATION PRISON PROJECT

P.O. BOX 99140 EMERYVILLE, CA 94662
Free In Search of the Self long-term correspondence course; material sent to prison libraries; Siddha Yoga instructional programs in prison, some Spanish materials available upon request.


CHRISTIANITY & BIBLE STUDY

AMERICAN BIBLE ACADEMY

BOX 1490, JOPLIN, MO 64802
Free 120 page Bible correspondence courses.


BELIEVERS BEHIND BARS

P. O. BOX 62 NEW TRENTON, IN 47035-0062

We offer free interdenominational Bible correspondence courses to inmates in jails and prisons. We offer courses from 15 to 80 lessons in length. Each corrected lesson is returned with a personal letter from a
Christian volunteer mentor.


CATHOLIC HOME STUDY SERVICE

P.O. BOX 363, PERRYVILLE, MO 63775-0363

Offers free correspondence courses on the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Bible. Please specify which course you are interested in and that you wish to receive courses through mail.


CROSSROAD BIBLE INSTITUTE

P. O. BOX 900, GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49509-0900

Crossroad Bible Institute has been working since 1984 to provide inmates with faith-based reentry education and to guide our students into reentry agencies upon their release and to educate the church on criminal and restorative justice issues.


IN-TOUCH MINISTRIES

P.O. BOX 7900, ATLANTA, GA 30357
Free “In Touch” religious magazine.


ROCK OF AGES PRISON MINISTRY

P.O. BOX 2308, CLEVELAND, TN 37320
Free King James Bible, correspondence course. Offers New Testament study course through the Discipleship Institute.


UNITED PRISON MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL

890 COUNTY RD 93, P.O. BOX 8, VERBANA, AL 36091
Prisoners can order two at a time: What the Bible Says, The Desire of Ages, Bible Answers, Bible Questions Answered, God Still answers Prayers and Keys to Happiness.


ISLAM (More Resources)

INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC INFORMATION & EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 410129, CHICAGO, IL 60641-0129
Provides information about Islam.


JUDAISM

JEWISH PRISONER SERVICES INTERNATIONAL

P.O. BOX 85840, SEATTLE, WA 98145-1840
Jewish books and religious materials. Some post release assistance and visitation. Family assistance. For Jewish prisoners, their families, and releases only.


PAGAN/WICCAN

COVENANT OF THE PENTACLE WICCAN CHURCH 

P.O. BOX 23033, NEW ORLEANS, LA 70183
Correspondence courses available-fees and application apply. Classes and Wiccan prison protocol are available online.


PAGAN EDUCATIONAL NETWORK

P.O. BOX 586, PORTAGE, IN 46368
Members eligible for Water after receipt of $4 (stamps okay).

Comments
  • Buck Reidy
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    The Prison Dharma Network has a new name – it is now called the
    Prison Mindfulness Institute.
    They have also moved from Colorado to western Massachusetts.
    The mailing address is

    Prison Mindfulness Institute
    PO Box 206
    S. Deerfield Massachusetts 01373

    Their website is prisonmindfulness.org

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