www.newyorkinmatefamilies.org is for anyone with a loved one in a NYS prison, about to go to prison or has come home. It also allows some providers to join. There is a short application process (to keep spammers off the site) and you will be asked your for location (city or town) and email address. It is free and confidential. Once you have joined, you will find a wealth of information about all prison/prison family/parole/family reunification topics and you will be able to just read, read and reply or post your own new questions and comments. On that site, you will find links to support groups and events all over the state, as well as good information about handling all criminal justice problems.
This organization transports families of prisoners to visit inmates in New York State prisons at a reduced cost. Click here to view a flyer of their fares.
Send a Package is passionately committed to helping inmates and their families during the trying period of incarceration, by providing a quality, simple way of shipping care packages to loved ones located within the New York State prison system
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region is proud to announce the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program. Specifically designed for children between the ages of 6 and 18 who have a parent in a state or federal prison, or who have a parent in a county prison that was previously incarcerated in a state or federal prison, this program provides mentoring relationships for this population.
For more information about the Mentoring Children of Prisoners program, contact Ed Ailor at 518-862-1250 ext. 2
Report: published by the National Conference of State Legislatures in March 2009