Mutual Aid for the Formerly Incarcerated

The Prison Creative Arts Project, more commonly known as PCAP, is an organization at the University of Michigan that brings those impacted by the justice system and the University of Michigan community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth. This Mutual Aid Project was created by University of Michigan students in PCAP to offer a simple way for people in Michigan to support each other during the COVID-19 crisis. We hope that this project will provide material support to those who have been incarcerated, criminal legal system-impacted people and communities, who now have been impacted by COVID-19 and are in need of financial support.
We encourage others to start projects like this in their own cities and communities.  

We hope you will consider donating to support folks in financial need. 

Are you directly-impacted by incarceration and enduring financial strife during this crisis? 

Fill out this form to post a request. 

We hope to be able to offer financial aid up to $250 USD. We will distribute funds on a first-come-first-serve basis. Keep in mind, we are not sure how many donations we will have or how many people will request aid. Until further notice, there is a set monetary fulfillment cap of $250 dollars per person. In order to help as many people as possible, please request the smallest amount that would reasonably help you; an amount for your emergency, like having no cash at all or running out of access to medicine.

Cover Art Credit: Lessie Brown, 2007, mixed media, titled: Bound But Free


  • Anonymous
    • $100 
    • 3 yrs
  • Taylar Hender
    • $50 
    • 3 yrs
  • Anonymous
    • $75 
    • 3 yrs
  • Ashley Lucas
    • $250 
    • 4 yrs
  • Stephanie Hicks
    • $50 
    • 4 yrs

Organizer and beneficiary

Aditi Mahajan
Troy, MI
Nora Krinitsky
Raised $3,046 from 27 donations

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