Archive for December, 2016
We all know the holidays are an especially hard time for people who have suffered the loss of a loved one. Help CARES raise money to give gifts to murder victim families during the holiday season. The 4th Annual CARES Holiday Project is a chance to give to families who have suffered a lot. Joining us for this project are men at Lancaster Prison! Please send a donation of ANY AMOUNT (no amount too small!)
This project is a reminder that compassion and connection can overcome so many barriers. Every year we hear gratitude from the people who receive the gifts. They are especially moved that the people giving are family and friends of those in prison, and people in prison themselves.
Send your donation to: HRW CARES Victim Holiday Gifts, 11500 W. Olympic Blvd., Ste. 541, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Make checks out to either Elizabeth Calvin, or HRW (HRW if you want it to be a nonprofit donation) with subject line: “CARES Victim Family Gifts.” If you need a receipt, please let us know.
Join us for the CARES Family & Friends Call Tuesday, December 6th at 8:00 pm when we welcome JASON who was just paroled a few weeks ago under SB 261. His talk will be packed with important information for anyone seeking parole under SB260/261. Join us! Everyone is welcome. Call: (641) 715-3670 Code: 817682#
At age 20 Jason was sentenced to 15-to-life for Second Degree Murder. He spent more than 23 years in prison and is among the first people paroled under the expanded Youth Offender Parole process, SB 261. His own hard work and the help of the Youth Offender Parole process led to his release November 8th. Jason will describe his life journey and what he did to prepare for his hearing and release. He’ll share heartfelt insights into his crime, and describe how even without a “perfect” prison record he was able to use self-study, programs, and inmate-led groups to earn parole. He will answer your questions about the hearing process and what commissioners are looking for in people’s lives.
There will be time to for you to welcome him home and ask questions.