Incarceration Justice Letter-Writing for the Holidays

Sun 12/18 | morning in Baxter Hall

Our December Incarceration Justice meeting will be held in person at St. Mark’s on December 18, 2022 (between all services). To help make your Advent preparations full of meaningful ways to spread love and share blessings, consider this opportunity: writing letters to individuals in prisons and DC Jail. The holiday season can be particularly lonely for those who are incarcerated and, as one person stated, “a letter from outside prison walls is a shining star in my darkness of times.”

Interested in joining us? Please contact Jan Lipscomb at juanita.lipscomb[at]gmail.com to sign up. If you cannot come on the 18th, click the link below for information on other ways to participate.

One of the organizations we partner with, Neighbors for Justice, has posted guidance for writing messages on their website: Take Action Letters. Among the examples they provide are wonderful children’s drawings. Thank you notes from those receiving letters in the past express sincere appreciation of holiday wishes from children. Provided are guidelines for writing and uploading letters and drawings, specifically for individuals in the DC Jail; this process is more generous than that outlined for corresponding with individuals in the Federal Bureau of Prisons.