Prison Rideshare Network (PRN) is a non-profit organization founded by Renee Patterson. During the holiday season of 2010, she was planning three prison visit trips to three different CDCR facilities at the time to see:
- Her mother in California Institution for Women in Corona, CA (CIW)
- Her brother and 1st cousin in Calipatria State Prison (CAL)
- Her best friend who quickly became her fiance in Avenal State Prison (ASP)
As she started making travel plans to get to the last two, she realized just how far they were from Lynwood, CA. That’s when she found and joined prisontalk.com, a prison information and inmate support community, and forum for prison loved ones.
There, the prison daughter, sister, cousin and fiance, connected with numerous awesome ladies near Lynwood, going to the same prisons she visited. That’s when the idea of creating a network for prison loved ones looking for carpool partners to visit various facilities was invented.
Today, PRN is a non-profit organization that connects prison loved ones with prison visit transportation companies, carpool partners and ride share programs to get to the facilities. We want to help them continue to build those very important bonds with the incarcerated loved ones in their lives.
Our ultimate mission is to someday ensure that all prison kids in the US have access to rides to prisons to visit their incarcerated parents at least once per month… FREE of charge.
This is done through a network of:
- Companies that provide rides to prisons
- People in your local area going to your loved one’s prison
- Online community of people who visit prisons in the US
- Coming Soon: The PrisonLifts app will soon automate the process of quickly finding prison rides
One of the best ways to create, build and nurture long-lasting relationships with prisoners is with prison visits. We help you find prison rides to support your incarcerated inmate through carpool partners, prison visitor transportation services and a network of resources.
Helping You Find Rides to Prisons
At the end of 2014, there were 1,561,500 prisoners being held in state and federal correctional facilities in the US. You can only imagine how many “outsiders” are affected as prison loved ones in 2017.
Many of these prison loved ones are looking for prison visitor transportation services, prison ride companies and prison carpool partners to help them get rides to prisons.
Others would like to network with prison carpool partners to help make their prison visits more affordable, and possibly more enjoyable. We help you find rides to prisons and carpool partners to ride with you.
Timely Prison Loved Ones News
The Prison Rideshare Network online community provides you with timely news written to, for and about prison loved ones. Our prison news is dedicated to improving the lives of:
- Prison wives, fiancés and girlfriends
- Prison husbands and boyfriends
- Prison mothers, fathers and grandparents
- Prison daughters and sons
- Prison aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins
- Other prison family, friends and loved ones
What Prison Loved Ones News Do We Report?
All of our news categories cater to the needs of prison loved ones throughout the US. These are some of the news categories on our site:
- Celebrity Prison Visits
- Famous Prisoners
- Inspiring Readings
- Mass Incarceration
- Notes from Prison
- Prison Community Programs
- Prison Families
- Prison Kids
- Prison Love
- Prison Wives/Girlfriends
- Prison/Prisoner Books
- Programs for Prison Loved Ones
- Rejecting Guilt
- Restorative Justice
- School to Prison Pipeline
- Social Media Roundups
- US Federal Prison System
Prison Rideshare Network News Team
We are always looking for new reporters to help publish unique content on our site. All of our content is created to bring value to the lives of prison loved ones.
- Content Editor: Kiesha Joseph
- SEO Editor: Heidi Smith
- Virtual Assistant: Latoya Taffe-Taylor
- Virtual Assistant: Olokodana Bukhari
Editors & News Reporters
These are the editors and writers who currently report timely prison loved ones news for the Prison Rideshare Network online community:
These are the awesome members of our behind-the-scenes team that help keep things running smoothly for our entire network:
Founder Renee Patterson Writes…
Prison Rideshare Network was founded by Renee Patterson, with the marketing team of Content Marketing Geek behind it. As a prison loved one herself, Ms. Patterson writes biographies about famous prisoners and fictional short stores related to the lives and struggles of prison loved ones.
Renee considers herself to be an advocate for prison loved ones… not the prisoners themselves.
When asked why she decided the world needed a network for loved ones looking for rides to prisons to visit incarcerated loved ones, Renee Patterson writes:
“When PRN was launched more than five years ago, the goal was simply to create a network for myself to visit my own loved ones in two CDCR prisons: CIW and ASP. Once I realized that very few such resources existed, I started my own network. And, that’s when the Prison Rideshare Network was born.
In the beginning, I’d rent a car or a multi-passenger van to transport those who purchased tickets to CIW or ASP. After a while, that became too overwhelming for me. So, I just started a Prison Rideshare Network Facebook Page and allowed people to hook up with each other there.
But, the dream of creating a website where prison visitors can network more efficiently to find carpool partners, ride share programs, transportation services and other rides to prisons never left my thoughts.”