We distribute these guides inside and out:


Reentry Resource List

List of the reentry resources from the PRN website in a concise printable pdf.

Directions Home

PRN produces guides for getting from CA’s prisons to its major cities using public transportation.



When individuals leave prison, they may have only prison-issued identification. While this serves as state-issued identification and will get access to a bus or train, it won’t get you a social security card or driver’s license. This document outlines the steps required for obtaining legal identification in preparation for release, a process that can be begin any time following arrest. All necessary application forms are included.

Guide to Technology

There is no internet inside California’s prisons, and cell phones are prohibited. When people come home, it’s to a drastically different world (as our video demonstrates). The guide explains cell phones, how to obtain a cell phone for free upon release, the Internet, e-mail, and security online. It features screenshots of websites, e-mail, a guide to the internet, and other resources proven to be useful to people inside through our work behind the wall.


Post-Release Cell Phones

After you leave prison, you can get a low-cost cell phone subsidized by the federal government.


When individuals leave prison, they are provided $200 and little else. This guide is intended to teach people to open a bank account, establish a line of credit, and use these essential economic tools. 


Department of Motor Vehicles Offices

PRN has compiled the addresses of all California DMV offices.

Social Security Offices

PRN has compiled the addresses of all known social security offices in California.


Resources for Transgender Prisoners

PRN contacted advocacy organizations and developed a list of resources for transgender people.

The Job Search

This guide will help you assemble the documents and information you will need to provide to prospective employers. Also included in this packet are tips on interviewing and how to present yourself to prospective employers. At the end of this packet there is a collection of forms you may need or may see in the future.