Social justice and drug policy reform

Actions speak louder than words

MOCA and AWH are Partners of Freedom with the Last Prisoner Project, a national program on a mission to free cannabis prisoners and promote restorative justice in the cannabis industry.

In 2019, MOCA’s #4to20 campaign donated $400 to Last Prisoner Project as part of our efforts to donate over $8,000 to twenty different organizations working for positive change in our community.

In 2020, AWH announced its partnership with Last Prisoner Project. As the leading private multi-state operator, AWH recognizes its urgent responsibility in dismantling an unjust justice system that disproportionately incarcerates Black and brown individuals for cannabis-related offenses while legal companies profit off of the sales of the same plant.

MOCA retail locations ask customers to voluntarily donate a dollar at checkout to support efforts to release cannabis prisoners and help them rebuild their lives. AWH will match every dollar donated up to 125,000, making for a total donation of $250,000.

Prisoner Letter Writing Guide & Directory

What to Write

The biggest hurdle to beginning a pen pal relationship is getting started. A suggestion for a first letter might include an introduction along with a short bio, an explanation of how you came to hear about your pen pal, hobbies, pets, music, activism, etc. Let them know that cannabis justice activists like yourself are fighting for their freedom! Don’t forget, the prison mail system can be slow. Sometimes it can take several weeks to get a response.

Mailing Instructions

  • Plain White envelopes only 
  • No stamps (other than postage stamp on envelope), stickers, tape, glue, glitter, staples, paper clips, fragrances, crayon, ribbon, etc. on the envelope or letter 
  • No Popup/out content 
  • No address labels 
  • All ingoing and outgoing mail is subject to inspection. Never include anything you wouldn’t want staff to read 
  • No drawings or markings that can be misconstrued as secret code or inappropriate content etc.
  • Please realize that even if you do everything correctly mail can be returned.

Addressing the Envelope

Always include your pen pal’s full name, six-digit prison ID#, institution name, address, and your full name and return address.

Who to Write

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Corvain Cooper

Address

Corvain Cooper
#64301-112
USP Pollock
US Penitentiary
P.O. Box 2099
Pollock, LA 71467

About Corvain

Corvain was arrested for what would now be classified as a
misdemeanor in his home state of California. He was sentenced to life in prison under a harsh three strikes law. After the US Supreme Court denied Corvain’s appeal, Corvain still hopes for executive clemency. While in prison he advocates for criminal justice reform and sits on the board of the Last Prisoner Project.