I want to thank your organization for helping to bridge the gap from CDCR system and us free citizens.
I am most appreciative of the monthly newsletters.
Kathleen W. 10-30-18.
So much information!!!
You are so good at what you do!!!
Margie R. 10/2/19
Life Support Alliance’s primary mission is to help life term inmates and their families understand a life sentence, what life changes must be made to be suitable for parole and to help them find the resources to do so. Our message is one of Hope for a second chance, Help in rehabilitation, to bring lifers Home to society.
We are the voice and presence of lifers in the legislative offices and public gatherings, in the ear of the CDCR regarding conditions of confinement and programming, and to remind the parole board of the realities of lifers’ situation.
Our primary method of accomplishing these goals is through
in-prison workshops and classes for inmates, seminars for their families and publication of our 2 newsletters. Our public outreach, spotlighting paroled lifers successfully living in and contributing to society, helps lawmakers and the general public to understand that life inmates are not monsters, rehabilitation is possible, and those rehabilitated lives are a tremendous asset to their communities.
Life term inmates seldom return to prison. Having done the difficult and deeply personal work of changing their lives, they are committed to helping others change as well and to being a positive influence in society.
Life Support Alliance is a non-profit social advocacy organization, focused on life term inmates in California prisons and their families. We are overseen by a Board of Directors, all of whom have or have had loved ones serving a life sentence, and an Advisory Board of
former lifers, now released on parole.
1. To educate the public and legislators on the characteristics of life term prisoners, their minuscule recidivism rate (less than 1%) relative to the risk of recidivism from other prisoner cohorts (44%).
2. To provide education to the families of life term prisoners to aid them in navigating the prison and parole system.
3. To educate and assist life term prisoners in rehabilitation practices needed to facilitate their finding of suitability for parole by the Board of Parole Hearings.
4. To assist life term prisoners found suitable and released on parole with successful reintegration into society.