Decarcerate PA and our allies are marching over 100 miles to the Capitol in Harrisburg to demand a budget that funds communities, not prison expansion. Every day from now until the march begins, we will be posting a photo of a different marcher and the reasons why they believe this action is necessary. Check back every day for new photos on our tumblr at http://decarceratepa.tumblr.com/
Decarcerate PA is pleased to announce that we are launching a quarterly newsletter for people inside of Pennsylvania's prisons.
We envision this humble publication as a space to keep incarcerated people updated on critical prison issues here in Pennsylvania and the organizing efforts that Decarcerate PA is putting forth to address them. We also envision this as a space to communicate and reflect together upon how we can all be involved in building this movement together across prison walls.
Registration for the march is now CLOSED. If you are super excited about marching with us but forgot to register until now, please email us at email@example.com or give us a call at (267) 217-3372 and we will see if we can figure something out. Thanks!
Schwenksville, PA – On Wednesday, April 10th, seven members of the grassroots campaign Decarcerate PA will go to court to face criminal charges for their participation in a civil disobedience at the construction site of two new prisons being built in Montgomery County. This protest was the first ever act of civil disobedience to block prison construction in Pennsylvania.
Early in the morning on November 19, seven protestors blocked the construction access road with school desks, notebooks, a “little red schoolhouse,” and their own bodies, halting construction of the $400 million prison expansion project for over an hour. The schoolhouse imagery highlighted the disparity between the governor’s decision to continue spending $685 million on prison construction statewide while slashing funding for education by over a billion dollars.