Decarcerate PA Disrupts Corbett's Town Hall Event

On Wednesday, September 19th 2012, Decarcerate PA, ACT UP, Fight for Philly and many others rallied outside Governor Corbett's Town Hall event to demand that he cancel the $685 million prison construction projects and instead fully fund public education and reinstate General Assistance. 

We also attended the Town Hall and challenged Corbett directly.  At one point, members of Decarcerate PA unfurled several banners, chanting "New Prisons?  No way!  Reinstate GA.  Fund education, not incarceration!"

According to the Inquirer, "the event a half-hour earlier than its planned 90 minutes when it became clear that Corbett could not answer questions without being shouted at inside the Van Pelt Auditorium. Police removed more than 10 people from the meeting."

Philly Weekly's Tara Murtha caught the whole thing on video, which you can see below: