During the holiday season of 2010, Kiesha Joseph was planning three prison visit trips to three different CDCR facilities to see four different loved ones: her mother, her brother, her cousin and her best friend. As she started making travel plans to get to the last two, she realized just how far they were from Lynwood, CA. That’s when she found and joined prisontalk.com, a prison information and inmate support community, and forum for prison loved ones.
There, the prison daughter, sister, cousin and fiance, connected with numerous awesome ladies near Lynwood, going to the same prisons she visited. That’s when the idea of creating a network for prison loved ones looking for carpool partners to visit various facilities was invented.
Today, PRN is a community that connects prison loved ones with prison visit transportation companies, carpool partners and ride share programs to get to the facilities. We want to help them continue to build those very important bonds with the incarcerated loved ones in their lives, because statistics have proven that prison visits help reduce recidivism AND the school-to-prison pipeline.