The Women’s Prison Book Project

Action! No More People to Prison on Crimeless Parole Violations!

Tuesday, December 11th

Hennepin County Government Center, 24th Floor

Our families need a huge win to #DecarcerateMN in Hennepin County. Specifically:
1) Stop sending people to prison for crimeless technical violations of parole (conditional and supervised release)
2) Request the DOC return those in on such petty violations of parole for the holidays

We need you to show up to the County Commissioners’ meeting and stand strong! We must stop them from sending people on parole to prison for failures of housing or employment, being late for curfew, missing an appointment, and many other non-crimes. An estimate 450 were sent to prison in Hennepin County in this way over the last year.

This ruins lives, separates, families, and costs taxpayers millions – 41,366 per person per year – further overcrowding MN’s prisons.

This is a daytime action so please invite anyone who might be free and *take off work now* if you can! Be prepared to walk through a metal detector before heading to the 24th floor on “Side A”

Learn more and sign the petition: http://tinyurl.co/violationsstatement

Watch or share video from last action: http://hennepinmn.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=10&clip_id=3492

Contact your commissioner: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1QmTWfLVMI8irsmUfODqrvlQEJMM6kLBxCPpM8GuGbqw/edit?usp=sharing

 

Upcoming Dates for the Midwest Trans Prisoner Pen Pal Project.

The Midwest Trans Pen Pal Project is back on Sundays from 6 pm to 8 pm. The next dates and times we are meeting to write letters to our pen pals are:

December 9

December 23

January 13

Buy WPBP the books we need!  – Click here to see a list of frequently requested, but rarely donated books that you can buy from our friends and roommates Boneshaker Books and they will deliver directly to our library.

How WPBP works! 

The life of a letter…

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