Adopt an Inmate is a registered domestic non-profit (Registry 119120392) in the State of Oregon, serving inmates and their families in all 50 states. AI operates under tax code 508(c)(1)(A), being a “free church.”
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.