Mission Statement

Adopt an Inmate invites society to treat people in prison as valuable members.

Each time an inmate is ‘adopted’, their voice is amplified, their family grows, and one connection at a time, we are made aware of how the criminal justice system treats the people it presumes to judge.

Adopt an Inmate provides education for both the incarcerated and their adopters, increasing the likelihood that the incarcerated will be prepared to enter the community and will be successful once they arrive.

Cert of Existence from SOS

Adopt an Inmate is exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Donors can deduct contributions under IRC Section 170. AI is also a registered domestic non-profit (Registry 119120392) in the State of Oregon, serving inmates and their families in all 50 states.