FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. – A group of volunteers spent Sunday afternoon writing letters for people incarcerated at the Forsyth County Detention Center.
The Prisoner Outreach Initiative hosted the writing event in downtown Winston-Salem. The group believes in human rights of the imprisoned.
Jessica, one of the volunteers, told us she decided to write letters because the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted those behind iron bars. She added, a lot of them feel isolated and lonely.
“As hard as everything is for everyone outside, who can speak with their families and just be home right now, it’s even harder for those who are in jail and possibly getting subpar medical care and not being able to speak their families as they would like, or if at all, so it’s just a way to reach out to someone and share a bit of humanity." Jessica says.
If you would like to write a letter to an inmate you can click here for more information.