From within the belly of the beast, federal prisoners are largely cut off from the outside world. While some subscribe to mainstream publications and newspapers, prisoners are increasingly coming to rely on Corrlinks.com news services which deliver news articles via TRULINCS computers in their housing units. Each day they can login to their TRULINCS account and receive free email updates on topics of interest to them.
The following are six of the more popular Corrlinks news services for federal prisoners. To subscribe, a prisoner simply adds the email address of the respective news service to their TRULINCS contacts list.
1. The Law Offices of Jeremy Gordon
The Law Offices of Jeremy Gordon, in partnership with their affiliated non-profit Prisology.org, sends out an exceptional weekly newsletter with the latest legal news of interest to federal prisoners. What sets this newsletter apart from all others is the extremely valuable legal analysis provided by attorney Jeremy Gordon. This is essential reading for all jailhouse lawyers.
P.O. Box 2275
Mansfield, TX 44857
2. Prison News Service
The Prison News Service delivers articles three times a week to federal prisoners’ TRULINCS inboxes. Articles span a wide variety of topics, but focus on prison reform initiatives and breaking news of interest to federal prisoners. The Prison News Service tends to send out articles that are geared more towards the popular interests of prisoners, as opposed to more law-oriented articles.
3. Leading Edge Research Team
Leading Edge Research Team delivers a weekly round-up of U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Court cases, along with other legal developments of interest to federal prisoners. This service helps federal prisoners stay abreast of the latest developments in each federal circuit and at the U.S. Supreme Court.
2701 Mall Drive, Suite 7-140
Florence, AL 35630
4. Legal Information Service
Legal Information Service sends out a weekly newsletter consisting of various articles and legal updates. This electronic newsletter provides a good range of articles of interest to federal prisoners. The articles focus on legal developments, along with information about criminal justice reform efforts by leading organizations and news about the prison systems.
P.O. Box 636
Norwalk, OH 44857
5. National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (NARSOL)
The National Association for Rational Sexual Offense Laws (formerly Reform Sex Offender Laws) sends out a monthly newsletter of interest to those incarcerated for sexual offenses. In each issue NARSOL includes articles about their organization’s legislative and legal efforts, news of state and federal legislation concerning sex offender restrictions, and even a legal corner where issues of interest to those convicted of sexual offenses are discussed.
P.O. Box 36123
Albuquerque, NM 87176
Christopher Zoukis is the author of the Federal Prison Handbook (Middle Street Publishing, 2017), Prison Education Guide (Prison Legal News Publishing, 2016) and College for Convicts(McFarland & Co., 2014). He regularly contributes to The Huffington Post, New York Daily News and Prison Legal News. This article is partially adapted from the Federal Prison Handbook. He can be found online at PrisonerResource.com