We are in the home stretch of the national clemency campaign's first phase!
Join SURJ Boston's Prison Abolition group at our postcard writing party to bring the final weeks of the campaign in strong!
We will provide postcards for donation (all proceeds benefit Families for Justice as Healing) and stamps
State by state, community members have been mobilizing thousands of people to call on their Governors to release women who:
- are elderly
- have a long-term illness
- are enduring a long bid (more than 10 years)
- are criminalized survivors of violence #SurvivedAndPunished
In MA, we are also going to call on the parole board, who has direct purview over these decisions.
The woman pictured in our cover photo is Tondalo Hall of Oklahoma, incarcerated after being abused by her partner.
- Lucy Parsons Center, the meeting space is wheelchair accessible but the bathroom is up a short flight of stairs
- kids are totally welcome to write cards and hang out
- bring postcard stamps, snacks, non alcoholic drinks, and friends!
If you want to start sending 2 postcards weekly before our party, info here:
send your TWO postcards:
Governor Charlie Baker's Office of Constituent Services
Massachusetts State House
24 Beacon St.
Office of the Governor
Boston, MA 02133
Massachusetts Parole Board
12 Mercer Road
Natick, MA 01760
Sample message: “I urge you to use your clemency power to release women incarcerated in our state who are elderly, criminalized survivors of violence, enduring sentences of more than 10 years, and/or living with long-term or life-threatening illnesses, and all girls incarcerated in juvenile detention centers. Meaningful criminal justice reform must include clemency. #FreeHer.