Research for Prisoner Advocacy Non-profit
ADOPT AN INMATE
We have remote volunteers both in and outside of the US, and would love to have more researchers on our team. For this research project, we are gathering data for all states that relocate any of their prisoners out of state. This work can be done virtually from your own home. Please reply to this opportunity if you are interested and someone from our team will get back to you asap.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About ADOPT AN INMATE
PO Box 1543, VENETA, OR 97487, US
To remind the world and those caught in the grip of the justice system that both accused and adjudicated are human. To provide relief, comfort, and hope to those facing judgement, and to help those sentenced emerge from prison whole, knowing they are part of a larger family that loves and cares for them. Ultimately, Adopt an Inmate would seek to change prison itself from an arbitrary system of cruelty and punishment to one which internally recognizes the humanity of its charges and treats them accordingly such that recidivism is rare, rather than a feature of our current system’s design.
We are an all-volunteer organization that matches up outside volunteers with people on the inside who are looking for mentorship and support. We do not charge inmates or their families for our services. To date we have gotten over 1,000 prisoners adopted. We also partner with university professors and students on collaborative projects involving data we have collected directly from prisoners in our database. (Volunteering does not require direct communication with prisoners). Students of criminal justice, sociology, political science, counseling, psychology, etc., will find this work especially educational and rewarding. As a non-profit, we can provide community service hours.