‘Tis the season of giving and thinking of others. Some people who might not normally be on your mind, but could use a message of support are those who are serving their time behind bars and dealing with unintended suffering that’s not a part of their sentence — prison rape. It has never been easier to send a message of support and hope to survivors of sexual assault during incarceration.
Each year over the holidays, Just Detention International, a human-rights organization whose mission is ending sexual abuse in detention, collects and delivers holiday messages for survivors of prison rape.
Anyone interested in sending a message can visit the website by clicking here.
JDI then promises to deliver the message to a survivor in time for the holidays.
The group’s website features stories from survivors who describe the positive effects holiday wishes of good cheer can have on an often bleak existence.