How You Can Help

You Can Help
It may take generations to unwind mass incarceration. In the meantime, tens of thousands of people remain incarcerated in jails and prisons across Pennsylvania, in facilities that remain largely closed off from the public. Our work is needed now more than ever–and we can’t do it without your help. Get involved and help us create a better future.


When you make a gift to the Pennsylvania Prison Society, you are taking a stand for human rights and just criminal laws. Your contribution helps us tell the truth boldly, hold power to account, and care for our fellow citizens. 

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Volunteers are the backbone of the Prison Society, and we are always looking for committed individuals who care deeply about human dignity. If you want to get involved with our work inside and outside of prisons, we offer a range of opportunities to fit your interests and availability.

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Our unique access gives us the ability to show the truest picture of what’s happening in Pennsylvania prisons and jails. We provide information that’s critical for the public, our elected representatives, and prison administrators to make informed decisions; decisions that safeguard the safety, health, and dignity of Pennsylvania communities and Pennsylvanians behind bars.

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