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Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Photographs

Identifier: PAAC-0007

Scope and Contents

Photographs and film negatives from the 1984, 1985, 1988, and 1989 observances of the New Mexico prison uprising. Photos depict protesters, signs, media coverage, and group events from the time period.


  • 1984 - 1989


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to researchers on an appointment basis. Contact the Photo Archivist to request to view original material.

Conditions Governing Use

User responsible for all copyright compliance. Permission to publish must be obtained from Photo Archives. Form to request permission available at:

Biographical / Historical

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 ex-convicts, 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.


.25 Linear Feet

129 photographs

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Related Materials

These photographs are a subset of Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Records (AC 324)
Guide to the Coalition for Prisoners' Rights Photographs
Daniel Kosharek
© 2010
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Revision Statements

  • 2021-07-02: Finding aid reformatted by Hannah Abelbeck

Repository Details

Part of the NMHM Palace of the Governors Photo Archives Repository

113 Lincoln Ave.
Santa Fe NM 87501 USA