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Director, Inmate Justice Project
This volunteer position-holder will lead our inmate justice campaign. Though experience is not necessary, devotion, organization and consistency are all required.
***The selected applicant should expect to devote at least 3 hours per week.
Work will mostly include participating in the weekly Tuesday evening conference call/meeting of the coordinating team, independent research, and occasional meetings on behalf of Houston Justice.
About the Campaign:
There's a lot of work to do to end mass incarceration globally. From decreasing recidivism to ending the school-to-prison pipeline.
We're working on a project to bring voting rights to those who are locked up, but hadn't been charged with a crime yet. Of the 10,000 inmates in the Harris County Jail on any given day, roughly 70% (7,000) of them haven't been convicted of a crime yet!
In addition to voting and registration access, we're working on increasing the standards when it comes to cleanliness, access to medical/mental health resources, and connecting families to resources while their loved ones are incarcerated.
***Selections will be made by Sept. 1, 2017
This is a great opportunity for someone looking to learn more about community organizing and movement building that has a passion for inmate justice.