There are over 5000 people serving Life Without Parole sentences in Pennsylvania. In PA, ‘life’ means your entire life, which is why many instead call it Death By Incarceration (DBI). This harsh sentencing does not improve public safety and disproportionately impacts poor people and people of color.
We believe that denying people the right to transformation and redemption is an affront to everyone’s humanity. Join the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration (CADBI) and our allies from across the state as we converge at the state capitol to ask our legislators to end Death By Incarceration in Pennsylvania. We will be meeting on the steps of the state capitol in Harrisburg at 11:30 am for a rally, and then will be going inside to bring our message directly to legislators.
There is now a bill in the PA House that would make people serving DBI eligible for parole after 15 years. The bill is HB2135 and was introduced by Rep. Dawkins. But we need mass public pressure in order to move the bill forward.
Make your voice heard! Transportation will be provided from Philadelphia, and possibly other areas as well.
Want to come? Need a ride? Have a ride to give? CLICK HERE TO REGISTER or use the form below and we will follow up with more information. For those who requested a spot on the bus from Philadelphia, the bus will depart around 8:00 am, and we should arrive back in Philly in the late afternoon.
***REGISTRATION CLOSES AT THE END OF THE DAY ON OCTOBER 12th. For anyone who registers after October 12, we will try to accommodate as many people as we can, but we won’t be able to guarantee a seat.***
We will be following up soon with exact details about the pick up time and location. Lunch will be provided. We are asking everyone to wear black as a show of group unity.
More details will be announced soon, so check back. Questions? Call 267-606-0324 or email CADBIphilly@gmail.com to find out how to sign up and get involved!