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.
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