Protests Planned Against Prison Policies at Wolf Campaign Fundraiser

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Decarcerate PA, 267.217.3372

Banner demanding Wolf and Wetzel repeal prison policies

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Protests Planned Against Prison Policies at Wolf Campaign Fundraiser

Protesters demand immediate repeal of restrictions on books, mail, visits

PHILADELPHIA (October 10, 2018) -  Last month, Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel and Governor Tom Wolf rolled out some of the most punitive anti-prisoner policies in the country. These policies violate the rights of people in prison, restrict access to educational materials, and surveil and delay correspondence. They are costing PA taxpayers $15 million. And they are cutting off critical avenues of communication and support between Pennsylvanians on both sides of the prison walls.

What: Rally at Gov. Wolf’s campaign fundraiser to demand he repeal the new prison policies

Who: Decarcerate PA, Books Through Bars, Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration, Amistad Law Project, Human Rights Coalition, Youth Art & Self-empowerment Project, families and friends of people in PA prisons 

When: 6pm to 8:30pm

Where: Outside Yards Brewing Company, 500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia PA

Photo opportunity: Large props including over-sized book, letter and card wrapped in chains, banners, signs, messages from incarcerated people impacted by these policies.