How To Volunteer

CPF is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization.  We need help with answering prisoners' letters, educating the public about prison conditions, raising money, and investigating human rights violations.   Regular visits to Pelican Bay and Corcoran State Prisons to interview prisoners are an essential means of getting up-to-date information and helping prisoners defend their rights. CPF will help you learn about prison activism as you work, so jump in- -get involved now!

How to get started

Activist Meetings (monthly)

CPF meetings are generally the last Tuesday of the month at 6:45PM at 1904 Franklin Street, #507, Oakland (one block from 19th Street BART).  We will discuss our current issues and strategize about how to move forward to shut down the SHU and defend prisoners' rights.

Volunteer opportunities