This area of Benevolence’s work is the most fluid, as we work to effect change in the narrative around women in the criminal legal system as issues arise.
Soap for Incarcerated People
When the pandemic hit prisons, the need for high-quality sanitary products become even more urgent. We partnered with the Human Kindness Foundation to make and distribute Benevolence Farm soap bars to people currently incarcerated in North Carolina and nationwide. To learn more about this project, click here.
Prison Solidarity Project
Benevolence Farm entered into a partnership with the North Carolina Justice Center to elevate the voices of the currently incarcerated during the pandemic. This partnership includes the mailing of surveys to people in state prisons, written and addressed by our current residents. The surveys will help us better understand the current conditions in prisons during the pandemic. The feedback provided by incarcerated people will guide our advocacy efforts.
We also collaborate on campaigns to educate policy makers on the unique needs of incarcerated women and formerly incarcerated women in this moment.
North Carolina Fines & Fees Coalition
Benevolence Farm is a proud member of the North Carolina Fines & Fees Coalition. This Coalition aims to end the practice of funding court systems off the backs of those least able to pay. To learn more, click here.