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Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Records

Identifier: AC 324

Scope and Content

Collection consists of correspondence papers, newsletters, articles, memorandums, and legislation regarding the rights of women and men incarcerated in prisons in the United States, Canada, Egypt and Israel. Additionally, this collection contains anonymous letters of prisoners regarding prison conditions, harassment, legal aid, vocational training, and conjugal visits, as well as censorship and mail regulations, and notes and literature pertaining to the Committee to Stop Executions and the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.


  • 1973-(open)

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Institutional History

The Coalition for Prisoners' Rights is a non-profit, volunteer organization formed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in the summer of 1976, as an outgrowth of what was then called the Women's Prison Project. It is administered by a small core group, and has a small, informal membership which includes formerly incarcerated people, people who have been involved in educational and other service programs for prisoners and parolees, prisoners' family members, and legal workers. The goal of the organization is to analyze and publicize the penal system as it functions in society, and to work for prison change. Additionally, the organization produces and distributes a monthly newsletter, and assists in demonstrations, rallies and trials.


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Related Materials

Coalition of Prisoners' Rights Newsletter


Contact Information

  1. Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
  2. New Mexico History Museum
  3. P.O. Box 2087
  4. Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-2087, U.S.A.
  5. Phone: (+)505.476.5090
  6. Email:
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Guide to the Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Records, 1973-(open)
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Repository Details

Part of the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library Repository

Fray Angélico Chávez History Library
New Mexico History Museum
113 Lincoln Ave
Sante Fe NM 87501 USA
(505) 476-5090