“URGENT CALL FOR ACTION; HAITI RELIEF”
‘PRISONERS FOR CHANGE (P4C) & PRISIONEROS PARA CAMBIO.
Urgent call to BOP Director:
HAITI-WE ARE WITH YOU * HAITI-ESTAMOS CONTIGO.
Dear Readers, friends, family members, bloggers, tweeterers, and supporters:
P4C is seeking your earnest diligent support to launch a phone/e-mail banking to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP, CENTRAL OFFICE) Director in Washington, D.C., to request their assistance to issue a National (Memorandum) Directive to all federal prisons (Wardens) nationwide, to organize a ‘COORDINATED EFFORT’ to hold a ‘MASSIVE DONATION COLLECTION-FUNDRAISING DRIVE’ for prisoners on a specific date and time via, the Education Departments and/or Unit Teams.
Prisoners want society to know:
‘DON’T COUNT US OUT JUST BECAUSE WE ARE INCARCERATED.’
Prisoners are willing and ready to stand on the frontlines with the world and want to financially help Haiti (they don’t know how to do it), but they are also being faced with opposition by executive staff.
The FBOP Program Statement (P.S.) 5381.05, ‘INMATE ORGANIZATIONS’ No. 14: DONATIONS, specifically allows prisoners to conduct fundraising events through an approved staff sponsor by stating: ‘Any inmate or ‘GROUP OF INMATES’ choosing to make a charitable donation to an outside group must do so through the use of a form BP-199 or BP-201.’
The federal system has done away with ‘ALL’ the Inmate Organizations nationwide.
For example, at FCI – Allenwood where the Education Dept. has shown interest and taken the initiative- was ready and awaiting for the warden’s approval to launch a Massive Donation Collection & Fundraising Drive for Haiti with flyers and posters etc., was then left waiting and prisoners feeling ‘SMACKED IN THE FACE!’ by Executive Staff (Associate Warden, Angel Motta), giving the task to Chaplain Bill Hoops, who in turn on 1/16/10 posted up a paper with 16 different charitable organizations stating in excerpted part as follows:
‘DONATIONS TO HAITI RELIEF: INMATES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED TO CONDUCT ANY TYPE OF FUND RAISING ACTIVITIES; HOWEVER THEY MAY DONATE TO A CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION OF THEIR CHOICE, VIA BP-199.’
In closing, inside the prison settings executive staff would always play an instrumental role for prisoners to launch a successful fundraising drive- massive donation collection.
P4C is seeking your most diligent help today, to contact the BOP Director and/or the media to respectfully persuade/request that executive staff in federal & state prisons nationwide allow prisoners to hold a fundraiser for the Haiti Relief for the American Red Cross.
And, the prisons executive staff should contact the American Red Cross’s Local Chapters Directors and designate a specific department with an authorized staff member(s) to oversee and keep track of all the funds being raised.
However, Chaplain Hoops’s notice to the entire prison population is also in clear contradiction and violation of the BOP’s P.S. 5381.05, denying prisoners the use of the group money forms, BP-201.
For prisoners that still to date decline to use the TRULINKS computer system for personal purposes, this process utilizing the BP-199 money forms for individual prisoners is very complicated, costly for printing of forms (.15 cents per form), and discouraging to all prisoners.
‘Why is FCI-Allenwood utilizing a DOUBLE STANDARD, when AW Motta and Executive Staff could choose one specific day to ‘CANVAS’ the entire prison utilizing the BP-201 (money forms set-up for groups of around 20 donors’ names per forms), where all donations would be deducted from the prisoners accounts on the 1st week of the month once the whole prison population has been paid?
According to the BOP Policy, do you think that this DOUBLE STANDARD is fair?
Do you think prisoners ‘SHOULD AND/OR SHOULD NOT’ be allowed to conduct massive fundraising drives for society’s plights/causes, like for the Haiti Releif?
Please, let me know ASAP!!!!
Thanks in advance for your most urgent and diligent support, to contact again, the BOP Director, Local/National News Media outlets for the appropriate coverage and/or whoever you may think/feel that should be notified to assist us, prisoners nationwide to help Haiti and stand in ‘SOLIDARITY!’ with society and the world.
Together, we all could make a big Difference!
I am always..
Very truly yours,
Jaime A. Davidson, Sr.
Founder of Prisoners For Change (P4C)
Prisioneros Para Cambio
Jaime A. Davidson #37593-053
FCI – Allenwood
PO Box 2000
White Deer, PA 17887
or email Jaime via www.corrlinks.com