Hi All,I've been doing some outreach for the past few years. All of my contacts have come from a single prisoner writing to the center where I practice; from there, relationships can develop.I am wondering about the best way to reach out to prisoners at a local prison. Should I just write to the chaplain, tell him what we can offer, and go from there?Have people developed any kind of materials that they use to "sell" introductory meditation classes to the clergy at prisons? That is, is there a…See More
"I run and I am part of some prison groups on yahoo, there are some advocates that that just work in certain areas. If you wish I may be able to help, giving names of people I have in my contact list.. i was at one time an advocate."
For the accommodations he's seeking because he's HIV+, are there any local prison advocacy groups or HIV advocacy groups you can connect with? (E.g., North Carolina Center for Positive Living, 336-586-0062,…"
Friends,I've been corresponding with a prisoner in the NC correctional system for about 2 years. He recently found out that he is HIV+. There are two things that have recently happened to him that I wonder if I can do anything about.First, the medical staff, even though they know his status, has refused his requests for things like fruit with his meals and some cold weather clothing for exercise outdoors when it's cold. Second, he recently heard that, according to a new case manager, his…See More
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I started corresponding with prisoners about 2 years ago, and have since visited one of the correctional facilities in the NC correctional system. I will have volunteer training at the prison done this summer so I can go regularly.
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