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Inside Membership

An Inside Member is a member of Initiate Justice who is currently incarcerated in a California state prison. Our Inside Members represent around half of the California prison population.

Inside Members receive The Inside Journal with legislative updates and opportunities for power-building. Through this free four-times-a-year mailout, we notifying members about opportunities to write letters of support to our legislators, create art for cause, complete surveys that assess our members’ policy priorities, and keep them up to date on bills that materially effect their lives inside.

Next mail out: Late May

To sign up your loved one, please use this form: Sign Up an Inside Member.

We mail the journal in late February, late May, August, and the end of October. This schedule is designed to capture the most up-to-date policy information and give our Inside Members as much time as possible to participate in calls to action that revolve around the legislative calendar.

Right before we send our journal, we remove members who have paroled from our mailing list. It’s always good news to see that number go down!

An Inside Organizer is a Member who has gone through a correspondence curriculum in order to facilitate or participate in intersectional, abolitionist, grassroots organizing from inside. You can learn about our IO program here: http://www.initiatejustice.org/inside-organizers/

Everyone is welcome to join our monthly committee meetings! If you would like to help with specific projects such as responding to mail or entering new members into our mailing list, you will be required to sign an NDA. An NDA is needed because you will have access to private information from our Inside Members. You can sign up to volunteer, or to be more involved, you can attend a committee event.