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Become an advocate

Advocate for policy and program changes that would promote prison hospice in your state or community.

Given the graying of the US prison population, it is critical to raise stakeholder awareness about the need for prison hospice, and the cost-effective solution available to remediate this burgeoning public health problem.

Humane Prison Hospice Project believes that hospice is a basic right — even for those who are dying behind bars — and should be a part of any community standard healthcare offered in prisons.

Humane Prison Hospice Project is always interested in connecting with like-minded policy/advocacy experts. If you would like to lend your support, reach out to Lisa Deal at [email protected].

Partner with us

Generous donations from individuals, foundations, and partner organizations make the work of Humane Prison Hospice Project possible.

Humane Prison Hospice Project depends on partnerships of many kinds. We are seeking:

  • Funding partners
  • Experienced facilitators who have hospice experience
  • Organizations that can gather 50+ people for virtual showings of “Prison Terminal” and a panel discussion with our team members

Begin a conversation with [email protected] about how you can help advance our work.

“Before my cellmate of five years passed, he begged me to take care of him. So I did. I fed him. I cleaned him up. When he had to go to the hospital, he fought them. He wanted to come back. Him dying made me want to change. He was my friend. The person who took care of him, that was a good part of me.”

– Lenny, a Brothers Keeper, trained in end of life care by Humane Prison Hospice Project team