submitted by Puget Sound Prisoner Support
For over five years we’ve gathered twice a month at Pipsqueak to write letters and send in birthday cards for prisoners locked up across the country. We so rarely cancel this regularly occurring event, perhaps only for extreme weather conditions, so the fact that we are faced with a large public health emergency simply means we must change how we do things. So we will continue to host our bi-monthly prisoner letter writing nights digitally from home, also continuing to provide all the resources needed for writing letters to those locked up.
We are inviting those who may not have access to envelopes, postage or the means to put a letter in the mail to reach out to us at psps (at) riseup (dot) net. You can type up your letter to your pen-pal, email it to us, and we will print it out and put it in the mail for you. Please be sure to include the name and return address you would like to use, or if you would like to use our mailing address, whereas we can take pictures of responses and email them to you. While the current measures to maintain personal health may be alienating and isolating, we must prove that we can adapt to them and manage to maintain contact with our friends who are locked up.
The political prisoner and prison rebel birthday calendar for April is available here.
The updated NYC Anarchist Black Cross’ U.S. Political Prisoner & Prisoner of War Listing is available here.
Make sure to check out our new column chronicling conditions inside of Washington jails and prisons during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Those who are locked up right now are currently facing down the added troubles of incarceration due to not being provided adequate protective measures for staying healthy in the time of Covid-19. They need our support today, just as they did yesterday and still they will tomorrow.
Until all the cages have been ripped open,
-Puget Sound Prisoner Support