Writing Letters to Prison from Home:
Join us for our 38th letter writing event . From home, we will write letters to people in prison. If you do not know who to write to, please contact a local organization such as Black and Pink via Facebook or Instagram and one of the volunteer organizers will help you find a penpal. Additionally, you can write to people in prison for political activism by contacting NYC ABC.
Thank you for participating in this series. We are pleased to conclude our letter-writing meet-ups and encourage you to join a local letter-writing to prisoners group or start your own. To do this, get together with friends, get a P.O. Box, and start researching who might be in prison to whom you want to reach out. Maybe you heard a news story about someone who was arrested for a reason you did not agree with, such as Ramsey Orta who is currently locked in solitary confinement without basic safety measures in place to curb coronavirus. With a little research you can sometimes find the ID# and prison mailing address and send a one-time letter pf support or start a correspondence. NYC ABC has great advice on what to write available at the link above.
Thank you again for taking the time to write to prisoners. Prisoner-support is an important part of solidarity work which is one of the essential functions of artistic practice.