Decarcerate PA Resources

Decarcerate PA Legislative Packet

Download this packet for helpful information for talking to your legislators (and your friends and neighbors) about why prison expansion is bad for Pennsylvania and what we can be doing instead. 

Decarcerate PA Newsletter

Decarcerate PA produces a quarterly newsletter which is designed to be a method of communication between Decarcerate PA supporters inside and outside of prison.  You can view all past issues of the newsletter here.

Decarcerate PA Factsheets

HOW TO REDUCE PA'S PRISON POPULATION
How to Reduce PA's Prison Population

IMMIGRANT DETENTION AND MASS INCARCERATION 

DETENCIÓN INMIGRANTE Y ENCARCELACIÓN MASIVA 

Immigration and Detention FactsheetDetención Inmigrante y Encarcelación Masiva 

EDUCATION NOT INCARCERATION

Education Not Incarceration Factsheet

THE ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS OF MASS INCARCERATION

The Environmental Cost of Mass Incarceration

General Outreach Flyer

General Outreach flyer

Our Platform / La Plataforma

Education Not Incarceration Factsheet Plataforma esp

Click Here for Decarcerate PA Statements and Press Releases

PA Resources

What Incarceration Costs Taxpayers in PA This new report from the VERA Institute shows that Pennsylvania taxpayers are paying $463.9 million more on prison costs than is refected in the Department of Corrections $1.591 billion budget.  And that does not even include the $685 million in capitol funds slated for new prison construction. 

Pennsylvania Incarceration Facts from the Sentencing Project

Philadelphia’s Crowded, Costly Jails: The Search for Safe Solutions Study on the Philly Jails from the Pew Charitable Trust

For news and information about what is going on inside Pennsylvania's prisons, check out the Human Rights Coalition's website

PA Prison Directory Action Guide - a great resource list for currently and formerly incarcerated people in Pennsylvania

This is a Prison, Glitter is not Allowed - a report from Hearts on a Wire about the experiences of trans and gender variant people in PA's prison system 

National Resources

How to Stop a Prison in Your Town- a great resource guide from the California Moratorium Prison Project.  Check out more great resources from CMPP HERE

Misplaced Priorities: Over Incarcerate, Under Educate - a report from the NAACP that examines America's escalating levels of prison spending and its impact on state budgets and our nation’s children.

Unlocking America:  How and Why to Reduce America's Prison Population

The Real Cost of Prisons Project

Why Mass Incarceration Matters - a great article by scholar Heather Thompson