Bring the outside in
Perhaps they are you and me because you never know someone else’s story. As with most things in life, the way we communicate has the power to create change — both good and bad.
Something strange happens when a person is arrested. They suddenly become a number, a title other than who they actually are. Dehumanizing language creates a pathway for the inhumane treatment of groups of people — a fact that’s held true throughout history.
That’s why we try to avoid using the word “inmate” when communicating about our incarcerated loved ones. We’re all people on this journey called life, and we each deserve compassion and kindness. You can learn how to support someone in prison by first learning how to communicate their experiences in a humanizing way.
Pelipost was founded on the bedrock of personal experience. Our goal is to create a more compassionate, inclusive environment for those who experience 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.Read our story
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Pictures were a priceless treasure for Becky Calderon — co-founder of Pelipost and a formerly incarcerated person — and the other incarcerated women.
We achieved our objective
No more hassle of printing photos and getting to the post office. Now you can send photos like clockwork to those on the inside. All you have to do is:
We believe that all people deserve to be treated humanely.