What we do: We provide free subscriptions to incarcerated individuals in the US who request them. Note that Slingshot only gets published 2-4 times a year so there will probably be a delay of some months between when you write us and when you get the paper. If you will only be at your current location for less than 3 months, it probably doesn’t make sense to write.
We accept submissions of art and articles from incarcerated subscribers. We don’t publish poetry or fiction, and only run personal narratives or stories about your case if they are framed within radical analysis. We can only publish a fraction of what we receive.
What we don’t do: we are unable to provide penpals, legal aid/advice, financial assistance, literature besides Slingshot, or respond to requests for other kinds of help. Usually, we can’t even personally write you back, though we read your words and appreciate the thoughts and stories you share. We cannot use JPay or other inmate email services. Unless otherwise noted, the addresses associated with zines we review or radical spaces listed are unlikely to be able to respond to prisoner correspondence.
Other resources: Folks inside get a free resource guide from Prison Activist Resource Center PO Box 70447 Oakland, CA 94612.
Comrades on the outside: We receive 5-10 letters from incarcerated folks every day. We welcome help reading this mountain of mail and processing subscription requests!