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Latest News


How John McDaniel Built a Family and Rebuilt Himself in Prison

Seventeen years into a ludicrous 35-year sentence, one California felon has made peace in the most literal way possible.


For a week, they weren't just felons -- they were fathers

For 11 years, Kamorrie Randle has only known his son Jackson through phone calls and visits to Salinas Valley State Prison


Still dads: Actor shares story of hope at Valley State Prison

On Father’s Day and all year long, organizations like the Place4Grace are working...

Watch Kids Read Moving Love Letters To Their Incarcerated Dads

It was difficult for some of the 2.7 million kids in the U.S. who have an incarcerated parent...


Camp Grace reunites children with incarcerated fathers at Calipatria

Ten kids got the chance to spend quality time with their fathers recently in a very special day camp – Camp Grace, which brought kids...


Messages of love: Incarcerated dads record audiobooks for their children at High Desert SP

The soothing sound of a parent’s voice is a source of comfort for children throughout the world, and one organization is helping...


CSP program allow inmates to read for their kids

The Second Annual Place4Grace’s Father2Child Literacy Project, a program that helps inmates encourage their children to read...


Facebook Video of Camp Grace

We are LIVE at Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad with The at Camp Grace, a five-day program in which...

Our Programs


Family2Child Literacy Project is a reading program where fathers, mothers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and siblings get to read a book to a child they left behind. The audio recordings and books get mailed home to the children.

Community Education

Our team is available for school administrations and teachers, child welfare/social work and clinical professionals, law enforcement and corrections officials, and any other agency or group that would like to learn more about our work, restorative justice practices for families that are system-impacted, and why they are important and valuable.

I Am Suitable

I Am Suitable is a 3-hour parole suitability workshop conducted in conjunction with liberated juvenile lifers and other formerly system-impacted individuals. We look at what it takes to come home, with a large focus on insight.


Place4Grace mobilizes families with incarcerated loved ones to use their voices to impact mass incarceration reform. Through advocacy, comes healing and a sense of power that our families are often stripped of.

Camp Grace

Camp Grace is a five-day music and art based program in which children spend extended bonding time with their incarcerated fathers.

How to Help

There are so many ways that you can help Place4Grace! You can donate a children's book for our Family2Child Literacy Project, or arts and crafts supplies for our Camp Grace. You might consider offering your time to help record parents reading a book to their child. Please reach out to Karen McDaniel for information.


“We can not express enough how this program has impacted our lives. A blessing for my son, his father and myself".

~ Earin, Wife of a youth lifer at High Desert State Prison re: Camp Grace

A family tie is like a tree, it can bend but it cannot break.

~ African proverb

Meet Our Staff

Karen McDaniel, MA

Executive Director

Sutina Green

Program Director

Contact Us


PO Box 750 Menifee, CA 92586