Prison Ministry & Advocacy

Help End Long Term Solitary Confinement. 

  • CALL Governor Cuomo at 518-474-8390 and tell him: "I am a New Yorker and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NY prisons and jails. Colorado now has a limit of 15 consecutive days in solitary confinement, with most serving far less, and has dramatically reduced the overall use of solitary. Rick Raemisch who runs the Colorado prisons spent 20 hours in a solitary cell before he decided to make these reforms. I hope you will do the same. You have the power to end the torture of solitary confinement and make New York a leader in respecting the human rights of all people. "
  • CALL your NYS Assembly and Senate representatives and tell them: "I live in your district and I oppose solitary confinement. We need to end its use in NYS prisons and jails. The Humane Alternatives to Long-Term (HALT) Solitary Confinement Act (A.3080B / S.4784A) would end the torture of solitary and create more humane and effective alternatives. Please sign on to co-sponsor the bill and push for its passage."
  • FIND your legislators at http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/.
  • POST on Facebook and TWEET using #HALTsolitary and @NYGovCuomo

Cards for Our Incarcerated Brothers/Sisters

This year we will once again be sending Christmas cards to our incarcerated brothers and sisters. You can download the template, which includes 8 different images. These can be printed on card stock. You may sign your first name along with a short message. Find sample messages Here. You may send commercial cards as long as they do NOT have glitter, labels or stickers. Your church may send cards (without envelopes) in 1 large envelope to:

Sharon Roth

35B Colonial Drive

New Paltz, NY 12561

 

Please send by December 1, 2018.

 

Last year we sent close to two thousand cards to inmates in New York and Connecticut prisons. We appreciate your participation in this endeavor to let our brothers and sisters in prison know that they are not forgotten.

For more information contact Nikki Edelman: churchandsociety@nyac-umc.com 

or Sharon: sharon.jean.roth@gmail.com

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