The Pennsylvania Prison Society is the oldest prison reform organization in the world. We have been fighting for a just and humane correctional system since our founding in 1787. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Prison Society has a statewide network of more than 450 dedicated volunteers who go into the prisons and jails and monitor conditions. We also provide services to children with incarcerated parents; people who are released from prison and looking to build life skills; parenting skills education; job development both inside and outside the prison walls; a monthly publication in which prisoners express themselves; buses to various prisons; services to elder prisoners; a quaterly newsletter; and virtual visitation, with which family members can keep in touch via video. To learn more about us, please visit


justice, compassion, mercy, human rights, accountability.