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Old 11-20-2017, 12:52 PM
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Default Free rides from Metronorth to Fishkill & Downstate by our volunteer drivers

Hi all,
If you are traveling to Fishkill or Downstate to see loved ones, I wanted to let you know about a project Beacon Prison Action is launching starting December 1st to help get families from the train station to the prisons with a free and friendly volunteer driver.

Anyone interested can reach out with the date/time/numbers of travelers:

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A little background about us...
Beacon Prison Action is a group of concerned citizens which formed when the death of Samuel Harrell, at the hands of correctional officers at Fishkill, came to light. Residents of Beacon and surrounding communities decided that a duty falls on us to speak out about human rights abuses taking place at the prisons located within our communities. We seek to hold our elected officials responsible for upholding the human rights of prisoners and to educate our communities about human rights abuses and shameful racial disparities in our prison system.

One important component of that work is helping people who are in prison maintain contact with their families, their communities, and the activist community across New York which is calling for prison reforms. We recognize that New York’s prison system is designed to sever rather than maintain those ties – placing people in prisons without regard to where they live, often hundreds of miles from their homes. In recent years free bus services for visiting families have been terminated, and attempts have been made to further curtail visiting hours. Our Prison Rides Project seeks to make the task of maintaining community ties a little bit easier for those families taking the train to Beacon station by cutting out the additional cost of a taxi from the station to Fishkill and Downstate prisons. We also hope to provide a friendly face to those families and put them in contact with our organization.

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Default expanding rideshare to Green Haven & Wallkill

Hi all,
We're also available most days for rides from the Beacon train station to Green Haven and Wallkill. So, if you are traveling to ANY Beacon-area prison to see loved ones, please PM us!


A little background about us...
Beacon Prison Action is a group of concerned citizens which formed when the death of Samuel Harrell, at the hands of correctional officers at Fishkill, came to light. Residents of Beacon and surrounding communities decided that a duty falls on us to speak out about human rights abuses taking place at the prisons located within our communities. We seek to hold our elected officials responsible for upholding the human rights of prisoners and to educate our communities about human rights abuses and shameful racial disparities in our prison system.

One important component of that work is helping people who are in prison maintain contact with their families, their communities, and the activist community across New York which is calling for prison reforms. We recognize that New York’s prison system is designed to sever rather than maintain those ties – placing people in prisons without regard to where they live, often hundreds of miles from their homes. In recent years free bus services for visiting families have been terminated, and attempts have been made to further curtail visiting hours. Our Prison Rides Project seeks to make the task of maintaining community ties a little bit easier for those families taking the train to Beacon station by cutting out the additional cost of a taxi from the station to Fishkill and Downstate prisons. We also hope to provide a friendly face to those families and put them in contact with our organization.

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