Check out these additional organizations to learn more about advocacy efforts:

Witness to Innocence

Witness to Innocence is an organization of, by, and for death row exonerees. Our mission is to empower exonerated death row survivors to be the most powerful and effective voice in the fight to end the death penalty in the United States. Through public speaking, testifying in state legislatures, and media interviews, our members expose the reality that innocent people are sentenced to death. 

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

FAMM’s mission is to create a more fair and effective justice system that respects our American values of individual accountability and dignity while keeping our communities safe.

To learn more about FAMM's work, read about our ongoing state and federal projects.

To learn more about how FAMM’s work advances racial justice, read about our progress and future plans.

CADBI: Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration

Pennsylvania prisons hold over 5000 people serving life sentences without the possibility of parole. In PA, a life sentence means your natural life--it is a sentence that condemns you to die in prison--which is why many choose to call it Death By Incarceration (DBI).

We believe that sentencing people to Death By Incarceration is a violation of their human rights and an affront to the humanity of us all. That's why Decarcerate PAFight for Lifers, the Human Rights Coalition, and Right to Redemption are launching a campaign to end Death By Incarceration sentencing in PA.

The Innocence Project

The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.

Pennsylvania Council of Churches - Advocacy Website

Subscribe to their news and action summary (free) for excellent information on current issues and guidance on how to make a difference.

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