P.O.P.S. (pain of the prison system) is a network of high school clubs providing a space where students struggling with the pain of the prison system--with stigma, sorrow and shame-- find support, community and opportunities for expression.
Read about our origins here Zocalo Public Square
Read Diane Lefer's powerful story on children with incarcerated parents LA Progressive
Listen to us in conversation with NPR's Madeleine Brand on Press Play POPS the Club
Read about us in the November issue of California Educator Magazine (pages 47-48)
P.O.P.S. wishes to thank Tim Allen, Lowell Sanders, Frazer Smith and Jamie Masada at The Laugh Factory for making our first fundraiser so wonderful!
"POPS the club should be in every high school in California." -- Robert Barton, Inspector General of California