May 29: Coalition for Parole Justice Monthly Community Meeting

Wednesday, May 29, 2024 | 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
VIRTUAL (Zoom)

Join us for the Coalition for Parole Justice monthly meeting as we work to end lifetime and long-term parole.

Pennsylvania has the highest number of people on lifetime parole than any other state in the nation. Despite evidence that creating off-ramps from parole is successful in many jurisdictions across the country, Pennsylvania has maintained the highest rate of people placed on parole than any other state.

We believe that parole is fundamentally an extension of mass incarceration and is a form of cruel and unusual punishment. More than 50 percent of the Pennsylvania prison population is currently incarcerated on a parole violation. The use of parole revocations is one of the most essential drivers of mass incarceration in Pennsylvania.

The state spends hundreds of millions of dollars every year on unnecessary supervision, parole revocations and re-incarceration of people who have not committed any new crimes. The state, therefore, could save hundreds of millions of dollars by creating a parole sunset for people serving lifetime parole and long-term parole, after successfully completing three years of state parole supervision and meeting specific criteria to qualify for termination of parole.

Coalition for Parole Justice seeks to eradicate the use of long-term parole and lifetime parole that extends the carceral state into Black and Brown communities and continues cycles of incarceration.

This virtual meeting is held monthly to organize, network, and build momentum for a new parole bill that ends the unconstitutional practice of lifetime parole and long-term parole by creating a pathway to sunset parole supervision after 3 years.

Help us lead the change we want to see in Pennsylvania.

Register at bit.ly/cpjmeetings