Mass incarceration is the civil rights challenge of our time. The human and financial costs are staggering.
We provide direct assistance to incarcerated people and families, work to ensure vital support networks are kept alive through incarceration, and provide a window into the closed world of prisons, exposing the most serious issues.
The Prison Society is the only organization in the Commonwealth with legal authority to visit any prison or jail. We are on the ground in all 85 correctional institutions in Pennsylvania, connecting with a community hidden from public view, and providing honest and timely first-hand reports and data.
Our broken prison system affects us all. There is so much we can and must do. By taking action with us, you can play an important role in helping people who are suffering needlessly and advancing prison reform.