Why is the House Judiciary Committee attacking prisoners and their families?
On June 27th, the PA House Judiciary Committee voted to advance a package of six anti-prisoner bills designed to leverage additional financial penalties against incarcerated people and people facing criminal charges.
On Wednesday morning, July 11, Graterford was put on lockdown and we all knew what it was about. The dreaded move to SCI-Phoenix was finally going down after a decade of talk, building, and false starts.
Decarcerate PA is a grassroots organization working to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania. We formed in the spring of 2011 when a group of individuals and organizations came together to oppose a $685 million expansion of Pennsylvania’s state prison system.
PHILADELPHIA PA (April 18, 2018) Today, in response to Mayor Kenney's announcement that the city will close the House of Correction in the next three years, the #No215Jail Coalition released the following statement: