SNAPP, Student Network Against Prison Privatization
SNAPP began as a project of Grassroots Leadership and The Bartos Institute at the United World College – USA. A spring Project of UWC students who investigated private prisons in New Mexico, the SNAPP report will be released in August, 2011. In addition, we are in the very initial stages of a national expansion to include UWC alumnae as well as other interested youth in a research and organizing network who work towards a criminal justice system that rejects for-profit incarceration.
For more information on how to become a part of this fledgling program, contact Bob Libal. Please put SNAPP in the subject line. We are looking for nominations to the SNAPP Advisory Committee, as well as SNAPP volunteer organizers and researchers. SNAPP internships will be available in New Mexico, Colorado, Texas and North Carolina beginning Winter 2011.
Hutto Detention Visitation Program
Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) incarcerates immigrant women for-profit at Hutto. The Social Justice Institute at the University of Texas - Austin provides support and volunteers for our visitation program at the T. Don Hutto detention center in Taylor, Texas. Since its inception in March 2011, we have matched 75 volunteer visitors with women detained at Hutto. If you would like to participate in the Hutto visitation program please contact Rocío Villalobos.
If you would like to start a visitation program in your community, please contact Bob Libal.