People gather in a church for the community resentencing in support of Kempis Songster


Our campaigns organize to win a world where we end mass incarceration and invest in things that truly keep our communities safe. 


Marthea Brown holds a sign that says Mercy and Redemption

Abolishing Death By Incarceration

Policies that disregard people's capacity for transformation and condemn them to die in prison are cruel. We fight to end mandatory life without parole sentences, because everyone should have a chance to show that they've turned around their lives.

The Carls stand with signs supporting their son and calling on DA Martin to support geriatric parole

Advocating for the Pennsylvania DAs Association to Support Elder Parole

We mobilize people to advocate with their district attorneys and the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association -which has a powerful voice in Harrisburg- to support parole review for aging people in prison. It's time to reunite families. 

A person at a protest holds a sign that says 'Shapiro Show Mercy' in a sea of umbrellas

Second Chances at the Board of Pardons

In Pennsylvania, the Board of Pardons should be a pathway home for incarcerated people who have turned around their lives. We campaign to have the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons recommend more people for clemency.

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Mobile Crisis Teams: Creating Public Safety Alternatives to Police

We fight to reduce police budgets so we can invest in alternatives such as non police unarmed first responders and community based programs that break the cycle of violence.

An audience member asks a question at a community forum with District Attorney Krasner

Prosecutor Accountability and Just Policies

We work with incarcerated people and their family members advocating for just policies that reduce the harm from prosecutors' offices.

A sign on top of a car reads Free Our People at a car caravan protest

Past Campaigns: Fighting to #FreeTheVulnerable During the Pandemic

During the height of the global pandemic incarcerated people were squeezed tightly together and it was not possible for them to socially distance. We fought to bring people home to save lives.

Protestors gather to protest Department of Corrections censorship

Past Campaigns: Overturning the ‘Book Ban’ in PA Prisons

In 2018 we and our allies successfully overturned a policy that banned ‘books to prisoners’ programs and also a ban on family members sending books to their loved ones from publishers and booksellers.

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Past Campaigns: Judge Accountability Table

Along with our movement partners we helped launch a coalition that coordinates court watching programs and organizes non-partisan candidate forums to shed a light on what's happening inside of Philly courts.