DAILY GRINDER: Anti-Prison Protesters Arrested in MontCo

Image: DecarceratePA.infoNov 19, 2012 by Randy LoBasso

Members of Decarcerate PA—an anti-prison coalition with roots in Philadelphia—began protesting early this morning at SCI Graterford, in Skippack, Montgomery County, where two new prisons are being built. According tothe group’s Live Feed and a statement, at least seven members were arrested after they sat at the prison’s entrance, in desks, holding hands in front of a large “Fund Schools not Prison” mock-school house. They’ve already released a statement on the action, noting in part:“[Protesters] engaged in this action at the construction site to increase pressure on Governor Corbett and to shine a spotlight on his irresponsible and destructive expansion of Pennsylvania’s prison system.” They will hold another action and press conference at 4 p.m. today, 15th and JFK, outside the Municipal Services Building