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Happy Global Incarcerated Loved One Day! Every year on August 8th, we dedicate a day to celebrating our loved ones who are incarcerated. It’s a day to remind them that they are loved, supported and valued, even while behind bars.
We wanted to dedicate a day to come together and spread positivity and love among this community. Some incarcerated loved ones have longer sentences than others. We wanted to show them that they are not alone no matter the circumstance.
‘’It’s a day for families affected by incarceration, showing them they aren’t alone on this journey. Nearly half of Americans have had a family member in jail or prison...’’ Learn more in this article
One of the most basic and important ways to support someone in prison is by communicating their experience in a humanizing way. The word “inmate” takes one part of a person’s life and defines them by it. It’s a word loaded with stigma and dangerous implications. Our incarcerated loved ones and their families have told us that the word feels hurtful and dehumanizing. That’s why we want to remove the word “inmate” from our vocabulary.
We respect the experiences of both incarcerated people and their families, having lived it ourselves from both sides. Our goal at Pelipost is to create a more compassionate and inclusive environment for families experiencing incarceration and help you learn how to support someone in prison, whether by sending photos to prison or using people-first language when talking about someone who is incarcerated.
Celebrate Global Incarcerated Loved One Day on August 8th this year by planning ahead. Photos are a powerful way to connect with incarcerated loved ones — which is why we created Pelipost in the first place. So your first stop is photo gifts.
One of our favorites is the Global Incarcerated Loved One Day giveaway!
Finding ways to bring lightness and joy into a difficult experience is key to making it through the experience. Participate in the Global Incarcerated Loved One Day giveaway for a chance to win all kinds of fun prizes, including a Visa gift card.
Winners will receive the following:
CREATE something that says ‘’8/8 Global Incarcerated Love One Day’’ For example: write it in a chalk on the sidewalk, create a poster, color it on a piece of paper, etc.
Email your picture to firstname.lastname@example.org
Take a picture of your art work
*All entries must be submitted by Saturday, August 5th, 2023 at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be announced on Global Incarcerated Loved One Day on August 8, 2023 and will be notified via email.
Everyone deserves to be celebrated
There’s a certain stigma surrounding people within this community — a community united by the experience of incarceration.
We created Global Incarcerated Loved One Day not only to support our incarcerated loved ones directly but to shatter the stigma. Everyone makes mistakes, and it’s ok to talk about it. In fact, it’s good to talk about it because we’re all people, and we all deserve to feel loved and supported.