RAE only exists because individuals and foundations make financial donations and interns, volunteers and pro bono attorneys donate their time. Please consider donating now to the group of men that the United States wrongfully imprisoned and who are now trying to help each other along the long march to recovery.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
1. Make a monetary donation. Your donation is tax deductible.
Here are some examples of what your money can help us do:
$25 -- One doctor's visit for an exoneree
$50 -- Transportation for one out-of-state exoneree to perform in Voices of Innocence
$100 -- One month internet and phone for RAE's Community Resource Center
$250 -- Five prison trips to visit future clients
$500 -- Exoneree stipends for one free Voices of Innocence performance
$1,000 -- One computer workstation and technical support to train exonerees in computer literacy
$2,000 -- Sponsor one exoneree's 6-month stay in RAE's Transitional Housing
$5,000 -- Renovation costs of one room in the RAE Resource Center
$10,000 -- One Avodah Volunteer Corps stipend for one year
2. Donate your expertise. RAE's programs for exonerees aim to include psychiatric and psychological counseling, interview and job training, literacy and computer literacy, mentorship training, community outreach, and more. We need trained professional to offer sessions in these and other subjects; please call (504) 943-1902 if you are available to lead a session.
3. Donate your time. While we have the most use for law students, we welcome applications from students and professionals with various skill levels and experience. If you are interested in volunteering with RAE, call (504) 943-1902. To apply for an internship with RAE, submit an application with a resume (including 2-3 references), a non-legal writing sample and a cover letter. Applications may be submitted by mail or emailed.
You can also buy a copy of Killing Time, the story of RAE founder John Thompson's journey from freedom to death row and back again.
A "gripping narrative of a prosecution gone awry" (Boston Globe) and a "compelling portrait of human compassion" (Southern Literary Review),Killing Time depicts John Thompson's wrongful conviction and his struggle to survive a death sentence.
Read the reviews in the Boston Globe andSouthern Literary Review, or watch an interview with John Thompson and Ronald Gauthier.
Order your copy today from Resurrection After Exoneration, and receive a signed copy for $25 (shipping and handling included).
All proceeds go to RAE.
To order, mail a check with "Killing Time" in the memo to Resurrection After Exoneration, 3301 Chartres St., New Orleans, LA 70117