[HCCN] Jail Volunteers & Friends Meeting - Tuesday Sept 15th

Bergin/Garvey bluehillme at roadrunner.com
Mon Aug 31 21:13:59 EDT 2009


Volunteers for Hancock Jail Residents / The Landing Center Project
www.jailvolunteers.org / 207-374-3608


VHJR Community Meeting Announcement   

ALL ARE WELCOME!

Date:  Tuesday, September 15th

Time:   4:30 p.m.

Place:  Ellsworth City Hall Auditorium

For Info: 207-374-3608 or bluehillme at roadrunner.com 

Join us to discuss and share updates about VHJR's jail and post -release programs, changes in Maine's prisons and jails, and much more.  


Other important updates:

-- Everybody Eats!: A Free Community Meal http://www.everybodyeats4free.blogspot.com   New for Ellsworth!  Each Monday (except Labor Day), 3-7 pm, at St. Dunstan's Church, 134 State St.  Everyone is welcome.  Food is delicious and healthy.  Always a vegetarian and a meat or fish-based dish, plus salad, breads, cheese, fruit, desserts, coffee, tea.  Congratulations to this wonderful group of people for their good work!  If you would like to volunteer on a Monday, contact everybodyeats4free at gmail.com   

-- The Simmering Pot, a free community meal in Blue Hill, is also on Mondays, 3-6 pm, at the Congregational Church. (Open on Labor Day)

-- MaineCURE meeting, Sept 12th, Augusta.  Help plan essential legislation for Maine's prisons and prisoners.  For info: kaymaine at yahoo.com

-- Maine Prisoner Advocacy Coalition  http://www.mainepac.org/ is working on crucial legislation, including proposed changes for Solitary Confinement policies in Maine prisons.  MPAC now publishes a newsletter, The Call.  For an email copy, contact: prisonnewsletter at gmail.com  To ask MPAC to mail The Call to a jail or prison resident, send his/her name, DOC number, if any, and address.  Donations for printing and postage are gratefully accepted.

Welcome to our newest jail program volunteers:  Colin Barclay, Marcia Schatz, Jeff Cockburn.  Thanks for your generosity!

We hope to see you on September 15th!

Judy Garvey


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