The incarcerated person is invited to participate
1. The person making amends signs a release form giving all rights to TheAmendsProject for information sent on their behalf.
2. They send a list of programs they have participated in that help make changes to behavior.
3. They share art and poetry.
4. They send letters of insight with their remorse and understanding
5. They give their correspondence from their own commissary.
6. All published work becomes property of the AmendsProject as sole owner.
7. After sending in sufficient documentation, published work will be available inline and the incarcerated person will receive a certificate of participation and have a letter sent to place in their permanent file.
8. Victimization is not tolerated.
9. Each item received is translated and put into a word document, then it published.
10. To participate please send your inmate SIGNATURE FOR RELASE AND THE BELOW information to:
The Amends Project, PO Box 317, Willard, Ut 84340
Incarcerated person's real name__________________________________________________
Inmate ID #____________________________________________________________________
Date of Birth: ____/_______/________________________
Signature for authority and all rights to be released to The AmendsProject _______________________________________
Donations made toward The Amends Project will go toward administrative costs and then be given to an at-risk-youth program to help those in need and put them on the right track. Upon publication, a letter will be sent to the inmate for their permanent record.
We will work with what you give us. we will transcribe your handwritten stories, statements, poems, amends projects, lessons learned, or what you send to me. Family pictures are prohibited. We will scan group pictures, art, and self drawn portraits (how do you see yourself) and publish to TheAmendsProject.org in by your Inmate number and real name.
We look forward to your participation and input. Feel free to share the webpage with loved ones but let them know it is a work in progress. Thank you for your participation, I am enthusiastic this will impact your life in the most positive ways.
Prisons do not disappear social problems, they disappear human beings. Homelessness, unemployment, drug addiction, mental illness, and illiteracy are only a few of the problems that disappear from public view when the human beings contending with them are relegated to cages.”
― Angela Davis
"Inmates, Prisoners, Felons" , There are better alternatives—alternatives that center a person's humanity first and foremost. These include “person who was convicted of a crime,” “person who is incarcerated,” “person convicted of a felony,” and “person seeking lawful status.” These words and phrases matter. The people using this platform are "people".