As a public charity, 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.
To remind the world and those caught in the grip of the justice system that both accused and adjudicated are human.
To provide relief, comfort, and hope to those facing judgement, and to help those sentenced emerge from prison whole, knowing they are part of a larger family that loves and cares for them.
Ultimately, Adopt an Inmate would seek to change prison itself from an arbitrary system of cruelty and punishment to one which internally recognizes the humanity of its charges and treats them accordingly such that recidivism is rare, rather than a feature of our current system’s design.