Prisoner Advocacy Network Training

November 21, 2015

Get trained to be a Prisoner Advocate!
Saturday, November 21, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
UC Hastings
198 McAllister St., Room C
San Francisco

This is a necessary training for anyone who would like to join the Prisoner Advocacy Network (PAN). Find out more about the PAN by clicking here. Please RSVP or let us know you would like to be an Advocate (even if you cannot attend this training): email include the following information:

  1. Name
  2. Status: family, formerly incarcerated, pen-pal, legal worker, lawyer, law student
  3. Describe any relevant experience
  4. Let us know if you are interested in being involved in the planning process
  5. Let us know if you will be at the training on November 21

For other upcoming trainings and materials click here.

Click here to download a flyer (pdf).

Who are PAN volunteers: We are a network of California activists, family members, formerly incarcerated people, legal workers, law students, and attorneys.

Who do we support: Our focus is narrow and specific - supporting people in California’s solitary confinement and similar conditions of isolation such as security housing units (SHUs), administrative segregation, and gender-based segregation. We prioritize advocating for jailhouse lawyers and those engaged in political activity.

What do we do: Provide non-litigation advocacy for incarcerated people experiencing discrimination, retaliation, and rights violations. Gather evidence documenting conditions and trends of treatment in the exceptionally repressive prison environments of solitary and other forms of segregation.

What is our objective: To strengthen movements on the inside and their corollaries on the outside by providing advocacy for activists on the inside. We seek to eliminate the use of solitary as punishment for people who are discriminated against due to their political perspectives and those who advocate and organize on their own and other prisoners’ behalf.

What is the commitment: Volunteers will be asked to attend a 3-hour training, and review informational documents before being assigned to advocate. Advocates will be expected to continue until an issue is resolved or one year, whichever is shorter. More is encouraged.