Make a Card for Connecticut Prisoners

Come connect outside the Wesleyan Bubble and write letters of support to prisoners in Connecticut and elsewhere, to let them know people are thinking about them. Card-making materials and snacks will be provided. Feel free to bring your favorite poems or crosswords or comics or any little activites or fun things you think might be nice to include (just make sure it’s in English – the cards will have to be screened beforehand).

What: Make a card for Connecticut prisoners
When: Friday, April 25 (tomorrow!) from 3-5 pm
Where: the old WSA building – that is, 190 High St.

Sponsored by WesPrep & 156 High

22 thoughts on “Make a Card for Connecticut Prisoners

  1. Love

    I agree that it is stupid that not more people, if any write letters to troops at Wesleyan, but that is no reason to not write to incarcerated people. We’re all people–and don’t pull the thought that people who did bad things don’t deserve some care too. I think our campus forgets about the impact human contact and care can have on lives. Write to your grandma, an incarcerated person, a soldier, a family member of the incarcerated person, your little cousin, and that friend you haven’t talked to in awhile. We all need some love, no exceptions.

  2. Love

    I agree that it is stupid that not more people, if any write letters to troops at Wesleyan, but that is no reason to not write to incarcerated people. We’re all people–and don’t pull the thought that people who did bad things don’t deserve some care too. I think our campus forgets about the impact human contact and care can have on lives. Write to your grandma, an incarcerated person, a soldier, a family member of the incarcerated person, your little cousin, and that friend you haven’t talked to in awhile. We all need some love, no exceptions.

  3. Anonymous

    the criminal justice system is certainly flawed, but i think that writing to prisoners is a rather useless way of addressing that. getting ‘outside of the wesleyan bubble’ can be done in much more productive ways–why not write to the families of the prisoners? aren’t they in more need of our support?

  4. Anonymous

    the criminal justice system is certainly flawed, but i think that writing to prisoners is a rather useless way of addressing that. getting ‘outside of the wesleyan bubble’ can be done in much more productive ways–why not write to the families of the prisoners? aren’t they in more need of our support?

  5. Anonymous

    HOW COME NOBODY AT WESLEYAN WRITES TO OUR TROOPS??? (And I’m not talking about anti-war veterans!)

  6. Anonymous

    HOW COME NOBODY AT WESLEYAN WRITES TO OUR TROOPS??? (And I’m not talking about anti-war veterans!)

  7. Sheek

    “connect outside the Wesleyan Bubble” indeed, Mad – the U.S. has the highest rate of people going to prison out of all nations in the world, because our criminal justice system institutes harsh sentences for crimes that really shouldn’t be punished so heavily. yeah, crime is bad, but sometimes the laws penalizing would-be criminals are inane.to the first four posters, it’s easy to be so flippant when you’ve lived pretty sheltered lives and had limited contact with the criminal justice system outside of maybe getting cited for underage drinking or speeding, but open your eyes a little bit and you might see that not everybody who goes to prison gets a fair deal. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/us/23prison.html

  8. Sheek

    “connect outside the Wesleyan Bubble” indeed, Mad – the U.S. has the highest rate of people going to prison out of all nations in the world, because our criminal justice system institutes harsh sentences for crimes that really shouldn’t be punished so heavily. yeah, crime is bad, but sometimes the laws penalizing would-be criminals are inane.

    to the first four posters, it’s easy to be so flippant when you’ve lived pretty sheltered lives and had limited contact with the criminal justice system outside of maybe getting cited for underage drinking or speeding, but open your eyes a little bit and you might see that not everybody who goes to prison gets a fair deal.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/23/us/23prison.html

  9. Mad Joy

    My understanding (which is certainly not representative of that of WesPrep or any other group) is that we want to support the prisoners who are going through their prison ordeal. No, the vast majority are not in prison for murder, 12:05. Prisoners are still human beings who have (most of the time) made a mistake. A lot of people forget that. You don’t lose your humanity when you commit a crime, and I want the prisoners to know that I know that, and don’t fault them for the way the system works. Though prison can be a very humiliating experience, I want to show that I support them as people.I’m sure most of you wouldn’t want to see drug dealers on campus go to prison, but fault those who don’t have the same privileges and benefits we do as Wesleyan students for being punished severely for those very same crimes.

  10. Mad Joy

    My understanding (which is certainly not representative of that of WesPrep or any other group) is that we want to support the prisoners who are going through their prison ordeal. No, the vast majority are not in prison for murder, 12:05. Prisoners are still human beings who have (most of the time) made a mistake. A lot of people forget that. You don’t lose your humanity when you commit a crime, and I want the prisoners to know that I know that, and don’t fault them for the way the system works. Though prison can be a very humiliating experience, I want to show that I support them as people.

    I’m sure most of you wouldn’t want to see drug dealers on campus go to prison, but fault those who don’t have the same privileges and benefits we do as Wesleyan students for being punished severely for those very same crimes.

  11. Anonymous

    just a review:

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Criminal_justice

    for those you don’t understand.

  12. Anonymous

    Dear Prisoner,Thank you for murdering that guy. You have provided a great service to humanity. We are thinking about you.Love,Wesleyan

  13. Anonymous

    Dear Prisoner,Thank you for murdering that guy. You have provided a great service to humanity. We are thinking about you.Love,Wesleyan

  14. Anonymous

    Dear Prisoner,

    Thank you for murdering that guy. You have provided a great service to humanity. We are thinking about you.

    Love,
    Wesleyan

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