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Update: While we try to respond to all messages we receive in a timely way, we're currently prioritizing urgent questions from advocates, journalists, and policymakers related to stopping the spread of COVID-19 in prisons and jails.

If you're concerned for a loved one who is incarcerated, we suggest consulting our Legal Resources page to find organizations that can help, or our virus response page for information on what states and counties are doing about COVID-19. We regret that we cannot help with individual requests for release.

And unfortunately, our staff are unable to help with student projects until the pandemic is over.

Journalists working on deadline are likely to receive the fastest response using the form below, but may also request a media phone number. Regardless of deadline, and on any topic, we will call journalists back as soon as possible.

Journalists writing stories on deadline about our campaigns are welcome to call our main number at (413) 527-0845. On the other hand, if you use the form below, multiple staff members will see your message immediately and you are likely to get an even quicker response.

If you are not a journalist, please use the form below.

Tipsters looking to send us documents may want to use our encryption key.

And if you want to reprint our material, see our reprint policy.


We also welcome old fashioned snail mail. Write to us at:
    Prison Policy Initiative
    PO Box 127
    Northampton Mass. 01061

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