Beacon Prison Rides relies on volunteers to drive family members from the Beacon train station to local prisons and back. We encourage new volunteers to join us. Our experience is that it is extremely rewarding to provide concrete help to families who are trying to maintain contact with loved ones in prison. Our hope is that volunteers will gain insight into the impact that our criminal justice system has on both those incarcerated and on their families and communities.
Volunteers use their own cars to pick up riders at the Beacon train station and take them to one of several local prisons (or to do the reverse trip). Volunteers can drive once a week, once a month, as little or as often as they want, depending on their schedule.
If you are thinking you’d like to volunteer but want to get a better sense of what it’s like to do a ride, let us know and we will set you up to ride along with an experienced volunteer. Email us at BeaconPrisonRides@gmail.com.