During a global pandemic, the risk of neglect and abuse without oversight or correction is at an all-time high. The regular channels of communication available to incarcerated people have been severely limited, inconsistent, and unreliable. Restricting communication with loved ones - especially during a global health pandemic disproportionately impacting Indigenous communities - is inhumane. Information reported to the hotline will be collected and stored in a private database. Our end goal is to build a centralized tool for loved ones, tribal nations and organizations to advocate for the release of incarcerated relatives. We will also share the data with policymakers to confront lies about any detention agency's ability to guarantee the safety of tribal people in its custody.
We need your help. Please share the hotline and toolkit with your networks to get the word out. This toolkit contains text and graphics for social media and printable materials to aid in the dissemination of the Sacred Generations Hotline number to system-impacted tribal families.DOWNLOAD COVID-19 TOOLKIT