Prisoner Resource and Organizing Center (PROC)
The Prisoner Resource and Organizing Center (PROC) uses grassroots organizing and leadership development to challenge the systemic and structural barriers that impede our members from receiving constitutionally adequate and humane conditions inside Texas prisons and jails. PROC also educates and trains community members most impacted by institutions of punishment to hold decision-makers accountable for their actions that support a system of mass incarceration in Texas.
Our theory of change embraces the power building model. We believe the way to build power is to illuminate the source of a community’s social or political problems, devise solutions, take on leadership, and move to action through campaigns that achieve concrete changes. Together with our legal and advocacy work, the PROC works to mobilize its members, community members, and allies to put pressure on decision makers to ensure the criminal justice system is fair and humane. Our goal is to create a network of active individuals who will be educated, mobilized, and motivated to be the voice for reform on the Texas criminal justice system.
This program equips our members and allies with the skills and training to effectively advocate for themselves or a loved one in prison, confront the imbalance of power inherent in the system, and plan and implement strategic campaigns in their own communities.