Who We Are
Corazones Esposados offers moral support, connections to community and family resources, and Christian brotherhood to incarcerated Latino immigrants in NC. Our goal is to help prison officials realize that regardless of English language proficiency, all inmates deserve equal treatment. We are dedicated to continuing this conversation indefinitely, as change occurs and new challenges arise.
Corazones Esposados strives to improve the condition of North Carolina's Hispanic inmates and their loved ones, during incarceration and after they complete their sentences, by eliminating inequities in education, rehabilitation, medical care, work opportunities, classification status, and worship services that native Spanish-speakers in the system face on a daily basis.
Types Of Activity
Advocacy within the prison system on behalf of inmates; correspondence with inmates (helping hand, brotherhood, ministry and counseling); connecting people with legal resources before and after their cases reach court; keeping inmates connected to their family via telephone, written and face-to-face updates and visits; informing inmates as to resources (legal and social) outside that they can access to make their time inside more productive.
North Carolina (all state); also have 4 federal inmates we correspond with. The ministry is inmate- and need-driven; we strive to answer all legitimate mail and address all problems within the scope of our abilities.
About Our Prison Ministry
We are active in the greater Hispanic community and have participated in voter's drives, forums and information fairs on a regular basis, to ensure that the common man in NC knows there is assistance for incarcerated loved ones, and also to ensure that the voices from behind the bars are not lost in the greater scope of society's needs.
The revision of IIRIRA to prevent the separation of families upon the completion of sentences for non-violent crimes that have been reclassified to ensure deportation of the offender. The adoption of the American Bar Association's recommendations that all death sentence trials be attended by well-trained, well-paid lawyers and paralegals. The reunification of families that have been separated by the gratuitous deportation of witnesses and non-criminal suspects in crimes.