About VI Prison Project

Virgin Islands Prison Project (VIPP) is a collective of committed volunteers seeking to change the lives of incarcerated people and the prison environment.  VIPP strives to help shift public opinion toward a more humane view of prisoners and spur public motivation to examine the core-system issues that create crime and poverty by challenging all to embrace values of accountability, respect, restoration and nonviolence. We seek creative approaches to justice that actively involves all who are impacted by crime – victims, offenders, their communities of care and the broader community – and to promote  accountability, healing and the common good.

VIPP examines closely issues like parole for lifers, solitary confinement, education in prisons and prisoner abuse. We answer many letters from folks locked down, and provide resources, referrals, and assistance wherever we are able. We help to support family members, offering them a place where they can come and talk to people who have the same experience, where they can get guidance, information as well as understanding.

One Response to “About VI Prison Project”

  1. I am interested in learning more about your organization. I live in the USVI and am the Executive Director of USVI NORML here. We are looking for ways to keep the Islands safe and to reform marijuana laws so that people who possess or grow (legally in the near future) are free from legal implications that can ruin lives.

    Please contact me with more information.

    Thank you! Our website is http://www.usvinorml.org

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