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Ridesharing for inmate visitation - InmateAID

Ride programs:  Some are free, some are reduced cost

Maintaining contact with inmates is important for morale and reentry. The links below direct you to transportation programs that take children and families to visit their loved ones in prison.

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California
Get on the Bus    An annual event, “Get on the Bus” offers free transportation for the children and their caregivers to the prison, provides travel bags for the children, comfort bags for the caregivers, a photo of each child with his or her parent, and meals for the day (breakfast, snacks on the bus, a special lunch at the prison with their parent and dinner on the way home), all at no cost to the children’s family. On the bus trip home, following a four hour visit, each child receives a teddy bear with a letter from their parent and post-event counseling.
http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Visitors/Get_On_The_Bus.html
Los Angeles area:  California Prison Visitor Transit   Pick up at Union Station
1443 E. Washington Blvd. Suite 265   Pasadena, CA 91104
ph: 213.304.5522                 info@caprisonvisitortransit.com           http://www.caprisonvisitortransit.com/prices
Friends Outside and Friends and Family Center   
Passenger van transportation between the institution and local public transportation terminals is provided for visitors, who may arrive at a transit station located some distance from the prison.  Friends Outside drivers both pick up and deliver visitors.  Sometimes the ride provides an opportunity for visitors to connect with others experiencing similar situations.
ph: (209) 955-0701                http://www.friendsoutside.org/visitor-center-program.htm

Connecticut
Families in Crisis   Specially trained and licensed drivers provide weekly van transportation services from Connecticut’s urban centers to far away institutions.  Call 860-236-3593 to reserve a ride.
http://www.familiesincrisis.org/content/visitation

Georgia and Kentucky
Forever Family
http://www.foreverfam.net/

Illinois
Clear Choice Transportation   (312) 217-6199  Leaves from Chicago, visits most IL prisons
http://clearchoicetransportation.com/Services.html
Doable Transportation  (708-365-6993)  Serves loved ones from Chicago to most IL prisons
http://doabletransportation.com/about/

Indiana
Use What You’ve Got Prison Ministry
http://www.usewhatyouvegotministry.org/prisons.html
P.O. Box 1521
Indianapolis, Indiana 46206-1521
Phone: (317) 924-4124
Toll-Free: (877) 761-9977
E-mail: uwygm@sbcglobal.net
At least one trip per month is scheduled to visitcorrectional facilities. Please call (317) 924-4124 to check the current schedule and to place your reservation.

Louisiana
Cornerstone Builders  New Orleans
FREE monthly bus service to Louisiana State Penitentiary, Dixon Correctional Inst, Louisiana Correctional Institution for Women, St. Gabriel, Avoyelles Correctional Center, Rayburn Correctional Center
http://www.ccano.org/cornerstone/

Missouri
PATCH Chillicothe, Missouri
http://www.chillicothepatch.org/volunteer.htm

New York 
Vizit-Zone – Statewide!
http://www.vizitzone.com/Transportation-Correctional-Facilities-NewYork-NY.html
New York City
Osborne Association to Albion, NY – facilitates children visiting their mothers
http://www.osborneny.org/programs/programs.cfm?refer=programs&programID=13
Children of Promise New York City, NY
http://www.cpnyc.org/our-programs/connection-to-imprisoned-parent/

Pennsylvania
Visitors Connection LLC 
(724) 241 8704
Website:scivisits.com or  visitorsconnectionpa.com
Serves SCI Huntingdon.  Introductory price $30  (as of Dec 3rd, 2016)
Pickup Location:  Philadelphia
Departing from 30th Street Station; near the United States Postal Office at 4 am.

Blakeney Transportation (A6411149), P.O. Box 7153, Elkins Park, PA 19027
(267) 574-6161
Website: www.blakeneytransportation.com
E-Mail: info@blakeneytransportation.com
Serves SCIs CAM, COA, DAL, FRS, FRA, GRN, GRA, HOU, HUN, LAU, MAH, MUN, PNG, RET, ROC, SMI, SMR, WAM
Pickup Location: Broad & Olney; 30th& Market; Broad & Erie

Bridging the Gap Transportation (A6415215), P.O .Box 12577, Philadelphia, PA 19151
(215) 439-7120
E-mail: kristal@BTGTransportation.com
Serves SCIs– call or e-mail for information
Pickup Location: Door to door

Building Bridges LLC (A6414966), Harrisburg, PA
(717) 991-8086
Serves SCIs– see website
Pickup Location: see website

Central PA Transport (A6414966), York, PA
(717) 889-1855
Website: http://www.centralpatransport.com/
E-mail: CPATransports@gmail.com
Serves SCIs– ALL Pennsylvania state prisons

Family Services of Western PA, Pittsburgh PA
(412) 661-1670, Ext. 628
Website: www.fswp.org
E-mail: fswp@fswp.org
Serves SCIs ALB, CBS, BEN, ROC, CAM, COA, MUN, HUN, SMI, HOU, LAU, SMR, DAL, RET, GRN, FYT, FRS, FRA, MAH, GRA
Pickup Location: 5th and Ross

Family Coach Bus Connection (non-profit), Philadelphia, PA
(267) 362-9676
E-mail: only35dollars@gmail.com
Serves SCIs– ALL Pennsylvania state prisons
Pickup Location: 30th & Market

Family Ties LLC (A6414268), Upper Darby, PA
(215) 327-0064
E-mail: familytiestransportation@gmail.com
Serves SCIs– call or e-mail for information
Pickup Location: Broad & Olney

Knox Transportation (A-6417033), Philadelphia, PA
267-816-7033
E-mail: rockmika.tm@gmail.com
Serves SCIs CHS, GRA, RET, DAL, COA, MUN, LAU, SMR
Pickup Location: Call

Lindsay Transit LLC (A6410127), P.O. Box 252, Glenside, PA 19038
(215) 657-2406
Serves SCIs– see website or call
Pickup Location: Philadelphia (call or visit website for information)

Love 1’s Transportation (A-6416425), Norwood, PA 19074
(267) 272-7364
Serves SCIs — ALL Pennsylvania State Prisons
Pickup Location: Broad & Snyder / Elmwood Ave. & Island Ave.

Mao & Ed Bus Service (A-6416880), Philadelphia PA
888-228-9115
Serves SCIs GRA, FRA, MAH, CAM, COA, DAL, RET, HUN, SMI, ROC, BEN, HOU, LAU, SMR
Pickup Location: Door to door

Network Connect Tours LLC (A6415660), Kunkletown, PA
(484) 788-5888
Serves SCIs– ALL Pennsylvania state prisons
Pickup Location: Monroe, Northampton & Philadelphia

PA Prison Society, 245 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 564-4775, ext. 103 or 800-227-2307
Website: www.prisonsociety.org
E-mail: eallen@prisonsociety.org
Serves SCIs– ALL Pennsylvania state prisons
Pickup Location: 30th & Market

Premier Ride/Mondial Motors LLC (A6415050), Lansdowne, PA
(267) 603-3526
Website: www.premieride.com
Serves SCIs ALB. CBS, CAM, CHS, COA, DAL, FRA, GRA, GRN, HOU, HUN, LAU, MAH, MER, MUN, PNG, PIT, RET, ROC, SMI, SMR, WAY
Pickup Location: 69th St Terminal; 30th and Market; Broad and Hunting Park

Ride & Rebuild LLC (A6413343), P.O. Box 28782, Philadelphia PA 19151
(267) 776-4438
Website: www.rideandrebuild.com
E-mail: rides@rideandrebuild.com
Serves SCIs GRA, CAM, DAL, RET, FRA, MAH, COA, ROC, HOU, HUN, SMI, SMR, LAU, BEN
Pickup Location: 69th & Market; 30th & Market; Broad & Hunting Park

Tony’s Transit (A6415796), Philadelphia PA
(267) 949-6364
Website: www.tonystransit.com
E-mail: tonystransit@yahoo.com
Serves SCIs GRA, FRA, COA, CAM, DAL, RET, MUN, HUN, SMI, ROC, BEN, HOU, LAU, SMR
Pickup Location: Broad & Olney; 30th St Station; Cheltingham & Ogonz

Visit Vans LLC (A6413974), 905 Harrison St., Suite 106, Allentown, PA 18103
(484) 550-6388
Website: www.visitvans.com
E-mail: dday@visitvans.com
Serves SCIs– see website
Pickup Location: Allentown, Bethlehem, White Hall, Lehigh Valley

Visitors Connection LLC/David Tours (A640698), Philadelphia, PA
(724) 241-8704
E-mail: through website
Serves SCIs SMR, FYT
Pickup Location: Door to door; 30thSt. in Philadelphia

Wheeler Transportation LLC (A120552), Philadelphia PA
(215) 221-1888
Website: NA
E-mail: Transportation05@gmail.com
Serves SCIs COA, MAH, FRA, FRS, GRA, PIT, HUN, SMI, DAL, RET, SMR, HOU, ROC, BEN
Pickup Location: Broad & Erie; 30th& Market

Wheels Take You There (A6416237), Philadelphia, PA
(267) 244-4848
Website: www.wheelstakeyouthere.com
E-mail: wheelstakeyouthere@comcast.net
Serves SCIs– CAM, GRA, SMR
Pickup Location: 56th & Chestnut; Broad & Allegheny
Virginia 
Assisting Families of Inmates Virginia (very low cost)
http://www.afoi.org/services/transportation.html
Wisconsin
Voices 2 the Prisons  P.O. Box 16587  Milwaukee, WI 53216    414.687.9828
http://voices2theprisons.com/
Corrections Institutions we serve:
Black River Falls, Boscobel, Dodge, Fox Lake, Green Bay, Kettle Moraine, New Lisbon, Oshkosh, Portage, Prairie du Chien, Racine, Redgranite, Stanley, Taycheedah, Waupun, Winnebago and FCI Oxford

NATIONAL:
Families and Corrections Network – Resources
http://nrccfi.camden.rutgers.edu/2014/05/08/a-look-at-prison-visiting-policies-in-all-50-states/


 

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