Healing communities by freeing our people

Join us to take the abolition movement to the Pennsylvania Capitol

"Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Chester—these are the epicenters of violence.

But you know what they are too? They are the epicenters of mass incarceration. You can’t separate these two issues."

— Robert Saleem Holbrook, Executive Director

Bringing people power to the capitol

Philadelphia County is the world's leading jurisdiction in sentencing people to die in prison. This isn't "life without parole" — it's a sentence of death by incarceration. Together we can work to bring thousands of our community members back home.

Parole for elders

The state should release elders on the inside who have already served lengthy sentences, so they can return home to their families

Parole for second degree

Freedom for those charged with second degree—currently a mandatory death by incarceration sentence, regardless of circumstances

Incarceration is not the solution

Pennsylvanians are now serving astronomical rates of death by incarceration, while our communities continue to suffer

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are waiting to die
in prisons in Pennsylvania
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Higher DBI Sentencing
for Black Pennsylvanians
than their white neighbors
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spent each year

ensuring people die behind bars


Imagine the mindset of a person who had prepared themselves to die in prison, but now they're able to be with their family—to live and to die free.

David Garlock
Straight Ahead Organizer

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Pennsylvania candlelight vigil free incarcerated people during covid. Banner reads #Free The Vulnerable


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