Laurie Dick is a public defense attorney at The Legal Aid Society in Brooklyn. She lives with her family in Beacon, where she is active with Beacon Prison Action and founded the Beacon Prison Rides Project.
Why Is Sending Care Packages to Prisons So Hard?
The incarcerated have been more isolated than ever over the past year, but arbitrary DOCCS rules make it difficult to provide care from the outside. It’s up to the public to push back on the powerful carceral system.