Gorilla Gospel Motorcycle Club…
Due to the success we saw last year, GGMC asks you to partner with us as we again begin, Brains Over Chains
Why: We believe in education, both in classrooms and in prison cells.
The reality is inmates come back to our communities and will eventually
be our neighbors. When the time comes for prisoners to be released,
we hope that we have done something to educate them. Through books,
men and women can learn about hope and a future.
How: We are working in conjunction with the Oregon Department of
Corrections to provide inmates and prison library’s with books.
How You Can Help: We are asking the media to partner with us by
creating awareness of both our mission and of our book drop locations.
We are asking the public to donate unwanted new or used books that
we will be delivering to Oregon State Prisons on March 1st each year.
By contacting us here on this site, we can arrange pick up and delivery of any and all books in most parts of Oregon. We have drop locations in Eugene, Springfield, Bend, Portland and Redmond.
GORILLA GOSPEL MC and PRISON
The U.S. Department of Justice says that over TEN THOUSAND ex-prisoners are released from (America’s) state and federal prisons every week. EVERY WEEK. These men and women go where? You guessed it! They arrive on the doorsteps of our nation’s communities becoming your next door neighbor. That makes 650,000 ex-offenders released from prison every year.
How many re-offend?
Two thirds. That’s 433,000 of these people going back to prison. Please think about that. This is not only a huge tax burden on tax payers, it is also a number that barely scratches the surface as to the amount of victims of crime we have in our Country. The Federal Government says that these numbers are this high because of impoverished neighborhoods, and the, ” tremendous growth in the U.S. prison population during the past 30 years.” However, no matter why this is, one thing is clear. We have got to do something about it.
Help us, help you.
We aim to provide:
books for prisoners
Education on alternative crime–free lifestyles
…and Second Chances
Partner with us. By donating time and funds, you can help Gorilla Gospel do our part to make this world a better, safer, more effective place for us all to live in.
What makes us qualified?
We not only care, we have been there. I speak not only on behalf of our club, but as an ex-con myself. We know this life and we know just how hard it is to climb out of a crime-riddled lifestyle. If we can – and have done it, so can they.
This month we are doing the book drive to get more books and educational materials to the state prisons in Oregon. But it doesn’t stop there. We are also in the process of writing requests for Federal grants from the Department of Justice’s Second Chance Act. We envision our communities with Gorilla Gospel re-entry programs that can not only teach ex-cons how to succeed on parole, but also develop life skills and inspire them to help others by paying it forward. Each one, teach one.
We are asking the private sector to help us as well.