Prisoner’s Family & Friends United (PFFUnited) is an on-line project of Community Solutions of El Paso, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2003 to serve the prison family. The PFFUnited project is an extension of the organization’s National Prisoner’s Family Conference, providing honest information, practical services and advocacy to support the challenges of the prison family journey.
PFFUnited is coordinating a national campaign to eliminate the AEDPA Constitutional Provision surreptitiously passed by Congress in 1996, which unrealistically and unconstitutionally limits the filing period for 2254 Federal Writs of Habeas Corpus to one (1) year. This Act prevents those unjustly convicted and inequitably sentenced from submitting appeals in violation of the Constitutional of the United States of America. Contact PFFUnited at email@example.com to join and support the effort and for details.
It is the mission of Prisoner’s Family & Friends United to strengthen community by strengthening the prisoner’s family and friends through relevant information, meaningful emotional support, practical services and advocacy that empowers those with the greatest potential to effectively support the prisoner throughout incarceration, community re-entry and family reunification thereby reducing prisoner recidivism.
The vision of Community Solutions in establishing PFFUnited is to offer an engaging and comfortable forum for strengthening the Partners on the Prisoner’s Support Team through comprehensive useful information and effective services at no cost or the most reasonable cost to help alleviate the emotional stressors typically associated with becoming a prison family. Our greatest objectives include strengthening relationships; promoting healthy reunification and reducing recidivism risk factors.
Initiated in May 2012, resources, information and services provided by and through the PFFUnited website will be regularly updated to expand the scope, substance and value of the project.
PFFUnited is administered by professional and lay persons who have been profoundly affected by the criminal justice and prison systems, including current and former prisoners and their family members who hope that in sharing what they have learned through their experiences others will be helped to safely and productively navigate what is most often a critical, catastrophic and confusing life experience.
Community Solutions of El Paso
2200 N. Yarbrough, B 245
El Paso, TX 79925