Prison/Jail Support Committee

Committee Chair

Dr. Angela Rivers-Harper

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“Things are fast- and ever-changing when it comes to the prison/jails. You have to be prepared for quick shifts in the process, be a sharp thinker, stay innovative, and always have the next idea ready to stay ahead of the system that you are working against.”

Working on the Prison/Jail Branch Support Committee

Meetings: We meet virtually once per month for an hour

Estimated Time Commitment: The commitment that we are looking for could be about 10-40 hours per month depending on the volunteer’s capacity.

Who We’re Looking For: We are looking for previously incarcerated and directly impacted individuals, as well as people who are open and willing to learn how to navigate the incarceration process.

Activities: We participate in ensuring that those incarcerated are treated with respect and dignity. As well as offer resources to their families while connecting with other community leaders to offer wrap-around services for families of those incarcerated.

Benefits of Working with Us: Committee members will play a part in changing lives, the laws, and the way that people are treated in the incarceration system. They will be the reason that future generations will not have to suffer the same type of harsh traumas that are inflicted on Men and Women in prison and jail currently. They will help bridge the gaps with families and restore the family setting to our communities.

Impact Story:

A young man had been assaulted by deputies in the Hamilton County Justice Center and we were able to work with Sheriff McGuffey to eliminate a “One Punch for Pain” policy that the previous administration had in place.

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