Welcome to the Prison Talk Online Community! Take a Minute and Sign Up Today!






Go Back   Prison Talk > BECOMING INVOLVED > Prison Activism
Register Entertainment FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Prison Activism What's going on? How to become involved.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-15-2017, 10:16 PM
endure94 endure94 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: ny
Posts: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Red face Who are some groups or programs that are centered around inmate rights?

i'm new here. can someone please tell me of any groups or programs that are centered around inmate rights (in terms of retaliation by c.o's or other staff, or for health issues, some legal help). i'm sure we have all needed them at some point if you have been in the system for years like i have. i am interested in some now and want them in my database for later. any help is much appreciated. thank you.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to endure94 For This Useful Post:
GaReform (06-16-2017)
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 06-16-2017, 07:30 AM
patchouli's Avatar
patchouli patchouli is offline
PTO Administrator

PTOQ Editorial Team Member Staff Superstar Two Time Winner Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 39,284
Thanks: 39,709
Thanked 32,628 Times in 14,981 Posts
Default

Welcome to PTO! There are several groups involved in inmate rights and criminal justice reform...some of them are:

ACLU

Vera Institute of Justice

Southern Poverty Law Center

The Sentencing Project

FAMM
__________________
prisontalkhelp@gmail.com

patchouli, PTO Admin



Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to patchouli For This Useful Post:
Tina (06-19-2017)
  #3  
Old 06-16-2017, 08:01 AM
GaReform GaReform is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 877
Thanks: 535
Thanked 1,493 Times in 600 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by endure94 View Post
i'm new here. can someone please tell me of any groups or programs that are centered around inmate rights (in terms of retaliation by c.o's or other staff, or for health issues, some legal help). i'm sure we have all needed them at some point if you have been in the system for years like i have. i am interested in some now and want them in my database for later. any help is much appreciated. thank you.
There are some good national groups as well as more regional ones. The regional ones also join with national groups to work together for change. The one in Georgia that I have joined is the National Incarceration Association https://joinnia.com/ . They are really working for change & leaders from there go to different prisons & even have started a program called Inside Out. The issues they address affect people all over the US.

They're gathering stories from people in & out of the system to help them work for change that's actually needed. One of the newest members is a former corrections officer from Mississippi. He told stories of how he tried to stop inmate abuse & was set up to be fired. Some inmates found out & helped him avoid it.

Some other good ones are :
Southern Center For Human Rights https://www.schr.org/
Right On Crime http://rightoncrime.com/
All Of Us Or None
http://www.prisonerswithchildren.org...lofus-or-none/
Prison Fellowship https://www.prisonfellowship.org/
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GaReform For This Useful Post:
Minor activist (01-24-2018), patchouli (06-16-2017), Tina (06-19-2017)
  #4  
Old 06-25-2017, 04:50 AM
ginap21563 ginap21563 is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: north carolina usa
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default NORTH CAROLINA CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION FOR WOMEN ncciw

Quote:
Originally Posted by endure94 View Post
i'm new here. can someone please tell me of any groups or programs that are centered around inmate rights (in terms of retaliation by c.o's or other staff, or for health issues, some legal help). i'm sure we have all needed them at some point if you have been in the system for years like i have. i am interested in some now and want them in my database for later. any help is much appreciated. thank you.
If this is in reference to a NC Prison please message me/contact me
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 06-25-2017, 09:02 AM
Minor activist Minor activist is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: WA USA
Posts: 1,632
Thanks: 1,034
Thanked 1,454 Times in 797 Posts
Default

In Washington state, the AVID Prison Project works for prisoners with disabilities.

http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/avid-prison-project
http://avidprisonproject.org/

The Quakers have been involved in prisoner welfare for hundreds of years.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-24-2018, 12:20 PM
heartsong's Avatar
heartsong heartsong is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Is Inside Justice Legit?

A Michigan inmate contacted me today to ask me to check out Inside Justice Foundation headquartered in Detroit, MI. He in one of 200 MI inmates held for life because Michigan never made the People vs. Aaron decision retroactive. Inside Justice contacted him by JPay email to say that they are working on having that decision made retroactive. Naturally, having been in prison for 43 years, he likes that idea; it means his freedom. He wonders whether the Inside Justice is legitimate. Anybody know more. Website http://insidejustice.org makes it look like a law firm that decided to expand into prisoner's rights. Although the website lists telephone numbers for other U.S. states, there is no information about what is being done in those. Email contact to the guy in Michigan said their website was under development.

Any information is helpful and appreciated.
__________________
Aikya Param
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-24-2018, 12:41 PM
GaReform GaReform is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 877
Thanks: 535
Thanked 1,493 Times in 600 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by heartsong View Post
A Michigan inmate contacted me today to ask me to check out Inside Justice Foundation headquartered in Detroit, MI. He in one of 200 MI inmates held for life because Michigan never made the People vs. Aaron decision retroactive. Inside Justice contacted him by JPay email to say that they are working on having that decision made retroactive. Naturally, having been in prison for 43 years, he likes that idea; it means his freedom. He wonders whether the Inside Justice is legitimate. Anybody know more. Website http://www.insidejustice.com/ makes it look like a law firm that decided to expand into prisoner's rights. Although the website lists telephone numbers for other U.S. states, there is no information about what is being done in those. Email contact to the guy in Michigan said their website was under development.

Any information is helpful and appreciated.
I would be very suspect of this. I did a search online & there is no info on this organization. The phone # listed appears to be a landline. Doing a search for the Tara Wilson person that is listed as their contact person doesn't show anything in the Detroit area (where the contact number is) except for a nurse practitioner. Clicking on the site's links, they are mostly not functional but the donation one works (surprised?). If you go click on the donation link it takes you to this site link removed per policy I also did a search of the Michigan Attorney General's charitable trust database. There is nothing listed there for that group.

Last edited by sass4221; 01-24-2018 at 05:26 PM..
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to GaReform For This Useful Post:
Minor activist (01-24-2018), Ms Sunny (01-24-2018), xolady (01-27-2018)
  #8  
Old 01-24-2018, 03:26 PM
Ms Sunny Ms Sunny is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Northern NY
Posts: 856
Thanks: 1,590
Thanked 835 Times in 369 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by GaReform View Post
I would be very suspect of this. I did a search online & there is no info on this organization. The phone # listed appears to be a landline. Doing a search for the Tara Wilson person that is listed as their contact person doesn't show anything in the Detroit area (where the contact number is) except for a nurse practitioner. Clicking on the site's links, they are mostly not functional but the donation one works (surprised?). If you go click on the donation link it takes you to this site removed link per policy I also did a search of the Michigan Attorney General's charitable trust database. There is nothing listed there for that group.

Predators for funds....how disgusting

Last edited by sass4221; 01-24-2018 at 05:27 PM.. Reason: removed link to donation site per policy
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Ms Sunny For This Useful Post:
xolady (01-27-2018)
  #9  
Old 01-24-2018, 04:22 PM
fbopnomore fbopnomore is online now
Site Moderator

PTO Site Moderator Staff Superstar Winner 

Donation Award 
 

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 27,133
Thanks: 41,571
Thanked 20,141 Times in 11,758 Posts
Default

There is no way that this is a law firm, or lawyers. It looks like a scam to me.
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to fbopnomore For This Useful Post:
Ms Sunny (01-24-2018), xolady (01-27-2018)
  #10  
Old 01-27-2018, 03:39 PM
GaReform GaReform is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: USA
Posts: 877
Thanks: 535
Thanked 1,493 Times in 600 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms Sunny View Post
Predators for funds....how disgusting
Yeah, the donation page was a link to a GoFundMe account. Real professional.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 01-27-2018, 03:42 PM
xolady xolady is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: May 2014
Location: highlands, florida
Posts: 5,671
Thanks: 12,038
Thanked 5,855 Times in 3,054 Posts
Default

How original!!! Scam bullshit as usual.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 01-30-2018, 04:37 PM
cien cien is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 31
Thanks: 51
Thanked 23 Times in 17 Posts
Default My short list of prison advocacy groups

the group I volunteer for is mainly for LGBT prisoners, but we have helped straight prisoners in TDCJ (Texas) prison system.

Trans Pride Initiative - LGBT Prison Advocacy (Texas mostly)
TPride.org
Helps LGBT people with grievances, access to hormones and pen pals.

Black and Pink - LGBT Prison Advocacy (US)
blackandpink.org
Helps LGBT people with pen pals, also has a free newsletter

Critical Resistance - prison abolitionist (worldwide)
criticalresistance.org
Has a free newsletter for prisoners

Anarchist Black Cross - prison abolitionist and advocacy
abcf.net
they organize book drives, pen pals, etc.

East Bay Prisoner Support - publisher
eastbayprisonersupport.wordpress.com
sends free reading materials to prisoners
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to cien For This Useful Post:
xolady (01-30-2018)
  #13  
Old 02-05-2018, 12:27 AM
heartsong's Avatar
heartsong heartsong is offline
Registered User
 

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Oakland, CA
Posts: 133
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default More About Inside Justice US and Tara Wilson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ms Sunny View Post
Predators for funds....how disgusting
I learned that Tara Wilson is the wife of one of the 200 inmates affected by People V. Aaron not being made retroactive. (She could well be a Nurse Practitioner.) Alas, caring and having the know-how to actually change this legal situation with the Michigan State government are not the same.

All the 200 did not commit premeditated murder but, while they were committing another crime, someone died. The U.S. Supreme Court decided that in such a situation, the crime was not first degree murder but left it up to Michigan to decide whether to make the ruling retroactive. The state did not do that.

Anyway, even if Tana W. Had appropriate legal cops, even as a paralegal. She’d need a group of dedicated folks to pull it off. I doubt Wilson has any nasty motive but just wants to get her husband out of prison.

Aikya
__________________
Aikya Param
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Human Rights Groups Concerned JTJwife Tennessee General Prison Talk, News, Introductions & Chit Chat 0 09-18-2012 09:16 PM
Groups fighting for Washington ex-felons to get voting rights restored JJT Washington General Prison Talk, News, Introductions & Chit Chat 5 09-26-2010 06:39 AM
Law Enforcement and Civil Rights Groups Divided Over California Ballot Measures Morris1 California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes 0 11-01-2008 08:12 AM
rights groups welcome Iran ban on youth executions whisky 23 Death Row & Capital Punishment Discussions 0 10-21-2008 10:15 AM
Clergy, teachers, civil rights groups oppose prison measure Morris1 California Prison & Criminal Justice News & Events + 3 Strikes 0 05-07-2008 04:01 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:39 AM.
Copyright © 2001- 2017 Prison Talk Online
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Website Design & Custom vBulletin Skins by: Relivo Media
Message Board Statistics