Project Solidarity (P.S.) is a student-run letter writing program designed to establish correspondences between Princeton students and individuals currently incarcerated in solitary confinement in the United States. The program is aimed at mitigating the effects of the unjust social isolation imposed upon individuals in solitary as well as familiarizing Princeton students with the phenomenon of solitary and the experiences of the approximately 80,000 US citizens subjected to it every day. Project Solidarity is an initiative of Students for Prison Education and Reform, conducted in partnership with Solitary Watch.
The project solidarity orientation will be took place on Saturday, October 24th at 4:30PM in Frist 302. We handed out specific guidelines, sample letters, and a contract concerning expectations, commitments, and issues of privacy.
If you were not able to make this meeting because you had an unavoidable conflict but would still like to participate in P.S., please email PSprinceton@gmail.com or come to office hours (details below).
If you need to reprint the documents from the P.S. orientation: the writing guidelines can be found at this link, the participant contract at this link, and the introduction letter to correspondents at this link. For those working on writing the first letter, we also have a sample letter designed as a loose suggestion, accessible here.
After completing an orientation, join us at office hours to write/send your first letter. Project Solidarity office hours are held weekly on Tuesdays from 8-10PM, Thursdays from 2:30-4:30PM, and Fridays from 11:30AM-1:30PM. You must come to office hours and speak with a member of the PS board when sending your first letter.
After sending your first letter, you can pick up and drop off subsequent letters in the designated boxes in the Pace Center Lounge - the lounge has the same general hours as Frist, so you can drop off letters any time of the day. You will be notified via email when a Project Solidarity letter addressed to you is received.
To learn how to address the envelope for a Project Solidarity letter, check out this PDF.
Want to become part of Project Solidarity? Sign up below!