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CALIFORNIA PRISON FOCUS


California Prison Focus works to expose and end human rights abuses against incarcerated people in California by acting in solidarity with and elevating the voices of those most impacted. CPF is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization. We aim to share the unheard stories of the currently and formerly incarcerated, raise community awareness and foster dialogue around prison and parole reform, expose reported poor conditions and abuses and provide incarcerated individuals and community members alike with up-to-date information and self-advocacy materials. CPF will help you learn about prison activism as you work, so jump in and get involved now!


CPF is seeking support with Scanning and Redacting newsletter submissions and other confidential information. Previous experience is not necessary, we can train you. However, we are looking for a 6+month commitment to the organization.

If you are interested in helping us with this project, please respond to this ad, and also fill out our volunteer form below:

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If you would like to learn more about our organization, please visist our website at: http://newest.prisons.org/

We look forward to hearing from you!

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About CALIFORNIA PRISON FOCUS

Location:

4408 Market St Ste A, OAKLAND, CA 94608, US

Mission Statement

California Prison Focus works to expose and end human rights abuses against incarcerated people in California by working in solidarity with and elevating the voices of those most impacted.

Description

We stand up strong against the abusive conditions of the California prison system, and advocate for an end to prolonged solitary confinement. We are an all-volunteer organization and operate entirely on individual donations and small grants.Volunteers and our incarcerated correspondents are the lifeblood of CPF.


Quarterly Newspaper: Prison Focus, is distributed free to SHU prisoners and at a small cost to former prisoners, their family, activists and friends of CPF. Our paper is primarily written by and for prisoners, their friends and families with volunteers editing and contributing some content. Past issues and articles are available on our website.

Prison Visits: We travel regularly to Pelican Bay and Corcoran state prisons to uncover and disseminate information on the current conditions prisoners must endure. We have been conducting prisoner interviews in California’s SHU facilities since 1991, logging more than 1,000 interviews across 50 visits. Our finding are published in our newspaper and other publications.

Prisoner Correspondence: We receive dozens of letters from prisoners each week. We always need help to sort through these letters, document them, and respond to prisoners' requests and needs.

KPOO Radio: Our radio show provides the most up-to-date information about prison conditions and prison reform and airs every Thursday morning in the Bay Area on 89.5 FM from 11:00 am to noon.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4408 MARKET ST STE AOAKLAND, CA 94608

(37.83394,-122.27279)
 

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • ~6-8 hours a month
  • CPF also asks that it's active volunteers attend our Monthly Activist meeting held at our office the last Tuesday of each month from 6:30-7:30.

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