Pain of the Prison System Facebook page  Follow Pain of the Prison System on Twitter  

POPS is a network of school clubs. We are a community of students, teachers and their friends who are creating a safe and nurturing community for those who have endured the Pain of the Prison System

Welcome!

POPS is a school club and a network of school clubs. We are a community of students, teachers and their friends who are creating a safe and nurturing community for those who have endured the Pain of the Prison System. We are daughters and sons, sisters and brothers, friends, wives and husbands of people in prison, on probation and on parole.

Loneliness and shame too often inherent in a connection to the prison system has silenced many, and we have come together to offer support, friendship, camaraderie, wisdom. 

If you are interested in purchasing a copy of our first POPS Anthology, Runaway Thoughts, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Copies are also available (as softcover or ebook) on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Ingram Lightsource, and elsewhere.

If you are interested in bringing a POPS club to your school, please write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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! And thanks to all those who support us. If you're looking for a way to lend your support or start a P.O.P.S. club at your high school, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

 

 

"POPS the club should be in every high school in California." -- Robert Barton, Inspector General of California

Spoonful of Wisdom

spoonSpoon-ful of Wisdom welcomes questions from those who know someone in prison and wish to communicate with that person in the best way possible. Do you have questions about how incarceration is affecting your loved ones? What you might expect when you visit? Or anything else…ask Spoon Jackson by writing to popsvenice@gmail.com

Read more...

 

Search

flyhc