This route focuses on prison justice organizations working in New Orleans and Louisiana, alongside historical sites of carceral injustice in the city. These stops are meant to highlight the many ways that incarceration affects individuals, families, and those doing the work to fight the prison industrial complex.
NOLA to Angola aims to connect with, partner with and uplift the work of these important organizations. We would love to hear your input about other organizations and their efforts: leave a comment below!
To start off this route, take a few minutes to watch this video by the Equal Justice Initiative which talks about the history of slavery and the modern day slavery of the carceral system.
Turn by turn directions can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/SyuPFMiK3rwpmQAV8
Stop A: Old Carrollton Courthouse
Stop B: Orleans Parish Prison
Stop C: Ubuntu Village
Stop D: The Cabildo
Stop E: The Promise of Justice Initiative
Stop F: Resurrection After Exoneration
Stop G: Louisiana Center For Children’s Rights
Stop H: Women With a Vision
Stop I: Orleans Public Defenders
Stop J: First 72+
While you are riding, bring masks and hand sanitizer, respect physical distancing, and make sure that you have an emergency contact who knows where you are and can pick you up if needed. We also have some more in-depth tips for safe biking in the pandemic, check them out! Please be aware that NOLA to Angola cannot provide logistical or emergency support to individual riders this year. Take care, and safe riding!