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This emergency support fund supports prisoners re-entering the community and those that are still behind bars during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will give out one-time stipends of $225 to recently released prisoners and folks that are still incarcerated.
Since we need this fund to reach as many people as possible, please only apply once. We will continue to fundraise so that we can give out as many stipends as possible.
This fund is limited. Using community donations, we will continue to distribute funds for as long as we can. We recognize that this, too, will not be sufficient to bridge the deep gaps that this crisis has caused.
To preserve each other’s privacy and dignity, we will never publish the names or details of the recipients. Still, we will give periodic updates to our community on the number of people who have been served by this fund.
WHO ORGANIZED THIS SUPPORT FUND
We are a network of frontline workers, community activists, former prisoners, loved ones of those in prison and concerned community members. We are committed to ensuring that no prisoner is left behind in response to COVID-19.
A new website that is serving as a clearing house for all the information you could need about what is going on in Canadian prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic.
CALLS FROM HOME EVERY WEEK
All programs and visits are shutdown in jails and prison across the province in response to COVID-19. We’re continuing to hear that conditions inside are not great, and at this time those inside need your support right now.
From now until this pandemic is over, every Wednesday from 7-8pm, CFRC Prison Radio will be playing your messages, shout-outs and song requests for local prisoners on CFRC 101.9FM in Kingston. Our signal reaches Collins Bay, Joyceville, and most areas of Bath, Millhaven and Cape Vincent Correctional in Upstate NY.
Please call us today at 613-417-3359 and leave a message. Or tune in on Wednesday and call the request line at 613-533-CFRC. Feel free to reach out with tips about what’s going on and how we can support from the outside.
As always, you can submit to our next call in show, which will be weekly during the COVID-19 crisis, in the following ways:
E-mail us at CFRCprisonradio [at] riseup [dot] net
Call us at 613-329-2693
Or write to us:
CPR c/o CFRC
Lower Carruthers Hall