CANNABIS CULTURE – The Last Prisoner Project (LPP) has launched a joint effort with Kush.com to send holiday letters to people in jail for cannabis.
“Your mail is a steady flow in the beginning, but anything after 2 years and those letters start to dwindle,” says Evelyn LaChapelle, a former prisoner and now organizer for the Last Prioner Project.
“Every time the mail is slid under your door or left on your bed or called at mail call, there is a piece of excitement that comes with that.” LaChapelle says correspondence with the outside world was a lifeline during her sentence — so much so she’s kept all the letters. “It shows you the magnitude, how important these letters become, how important that communication to the outside world becomes. Even if you don’t know that person or you assume that this is just frivolous, on the inside we are drawn to that. There is no frivolous mail.”
LaChapelle was fortunate enough to have secured her release as a constituent of LPP and now works for them as a re-entry coordinator. In 2009