Conditions of Confinement and Support for Prisoners

Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS)

From the website:" Prisoner Visitation and Support (PVS) is a volunteer visitation program to federal and military prisoners throughout the United States. Our priority is to visit those prisoners who:

do not ordinarily receive visits from family and friends,

want or need visits,

are in solitary confinement,

on death row, or

are serving long sentences.

Our purpose is to provide prisoners with regular, face-to-face, contact from the world outside of prison to help them cope with prison life and prepare for a successful re-entry into society."

Location

19102 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania US

Restoration Project, Florence

From the website: "Restoration Project, Florence is a growing network of people both in and outside of immigration detention centers in Florence and Eloy, Arizona.

"We grew out of the work of the Restoration Project, Tucson. We work in partnership with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project to offer friendship and community support to some of their clients.   

Location

85701 Tucson , AZ
Arizona US

Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary

Dennis Childs argues that the incarceration of black people and other historically repressed groups in chain gangs, peon camps, prison plantations, and penitentiaries represents a ghostly perpetuation of chattel slavery. He exposes how the Thirteenth Amendment’s exception clause—allowing for enslavement as “punishment for a crime”—has inaugurated forms of racial capitalist misogynist incarceration that serve as haunting returns of conditions Africans endured in the barracoons and slave ship holds of the Middle Passage, on plantations, and in chattel slavery.

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)

The Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) is an Atlanta-based public interest law firm. They represent people on death row in Georgia and Alabama, poor people accused of crimes, and others who are the most vulnerable within the criminal justice system. They also adovcate and lobby for reforms at the state level.

Location

30303 Atlanta , GA
Georgia US

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