Delaware County Council Meeting
Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Delaware County Council Meeting

  • Delaware County Government Center (map)
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Show your support for the deprivatization of George W. Hill Correctional Facility at the next County Council meeting. We also want to encourage the Council to appoint strong candidates as public members of the new County Jail Oversight Board. Delaware County residents are welcome to share their views during the Public Comment period.

Click here to view the full meeting calendar and more details

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Organizing Meeting
Oct
17
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Join us for our next organizing meeting to hear updates about County Council’s adoption of the new County Jail Oversight Board, and other progress in our campaign to deprivatize George W. Hill. We'll also be looking ahead at future issue campaigns like cash bail reform. All are welcome to strategize with us!

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Delaware County Council Meeting
Oct
9
10:00 AM10:00

Delaware County Council Meeting

  • Delaware County Government Center (map)
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Show your support for the deprivatization of George W. Hill Correctional Facility at the next County Council meeting. We also want to encourage the Council to appoint strong candidates as public members of the new County Jail Oversight Board. Delaware County residents are welcome to share their views during the Public Comment period.

Click here to view the full meeting calendar and more details

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Endorsement Rally
Oct
6
1:00 PM13:00

Endorsement Rally

  • 201 West Front Street Media, PA, 19063 United States (map)
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We have been fighting to deprivatize our County jail for more than two years and we couldn’t have made this much headway without you! Now we need all hands on deck — the upcoming November election will be critical to ensuring that George W. Hill Correctional Facility returns to public, County management - for people, not profits!

Join us Sunday, October 6th from 1-2pm in front of the Delaware County Courthouse in Media, PA for a special endorsement rally! We will announce our endorsements for the County Council and District Attorney races. Candidates will be in attendance and will share remarks, and press have been invited.

Although prison reform is not a partisan issue, this fall there are clear differences among candidates in their commitment to deprivatization and other criminal justice reforms. Please join us as we raise our voices for people, not profits, and get behind candidates who align with our values.

We hope to see you there and please share widely! Gather at 12:45, and the program will begin promptly at 1pm.

Also please mark your calendars for Election Day on November 5th and remember to vote!

Thank you all! Let’s win big change for our brothers and sisters behind bars and for all our communities who are affected by inhumane conditions and mistreatment. Join us!

*Please note: give yourself extra time to find parking as the Media Food and Crafts Festival will be ongoing in town during the rally. Make a day of it and stay after the rally to enjoy the festival!

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Organizing Meeting
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Join us for our next organizing meeting as we gear up to push for big change on our issue campaign for deprivatizing Delco's prison! Hear updates (including about the recent riot at George Hill) and strategize with us. We'll also be looking ahead at future issue campaigns like cash bail reform. All are welcome!

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Organizing Meeting
Aug
15
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Join us for the next Delco CPR Organizing Meeting! We will be amping up our outreach efforts, strategizing for the fall deprivatization campaign, and exploring possibilities for future issue campaigns, such as cash bail reform. All are welcome!

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Prison Board Meeting - August - CANCELLED
Aug
13
1:00 PM13:00

Prison Board Meeting - August - CANCELLED

  • George W. Hill Correctional Facility (map)
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NOTE: The Delaware County Board of Prison Inspectors cancelled the August 13th meeting. No reason has begin given as to why.

Represent the residents of Delaware County at the next monthly meeting of the Board of Prison Inspectors. Meetings are held in the administration building at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton.

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Organizing Meeting
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Our deprivatization campaign is at the top of the agenda for local elections this November. Join us as we review candidate positions on this important issue and strategize for the fall - for this campaign and beyond!

What's next on the horizon for local criminal justice reform? Bring your ideas - we want to hear from you as we continue to build power in the coming year.

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Delaware County Council - Special Meeting
Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

Delaware County Council - Special Meeting

The Delaware County Council will hold a special meeting on Thursday June 20th at 1pm where Phoenix Management Services will present their findings on the management of George W. Hill Correctional Facility. The report was originally commissioned last year but was not released until April 2019. You can read more about the report here.

We encourage everyone who can attend to show their support for accountability and transparency in the management of our local prison.

Visit our Facebook page to learn more about the questions we have for the Delaware County Board of Prison Inspectors, Phoenix Management Services, and the County Council members who will be in attendance at the meeting.

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Delaware County Council Meeting
May
29
6:00 PM18:00

Delaware County Council Meeting

Show your support for the County Jail Oversight Board and the deprivatization of George W. Hill Correctional Facility at the next County Council meeting. Delaware County residents are welcome to share their views during the Public Comment period.

This meeting will be held offsite at 6pm at the Thornbury Township Building.

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County Council Candidate Conversation Part 2
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

County Council Candidate Conversation Part 2

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Join us for a focused conversation on prison reform with several of the Republican Delaware County Council candidates.

County Council plays a key role in prison oversight and accountability. We look forward to getting to know our candidates, and we’ll also share DelcoCPR’s perspective and work. All are welcome!

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Organizing Meeting
Apr
25
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Join us for our next organizing meeting as we continue to plan for prison reform in 2019, and discuss an absentee ballot initiative at George W. Hill along with other potential future actions and volunteer opportunities.

NOTE: This monthly meeting will be held on April 25th instead of the usual 3rd Thursday of the month.

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County Council Candidate Conversation: Local Prison Reform
Feb
21
7:30 PM19:30

County Council Candidate Conversation: Local Prison Reform

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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For this month’s organizing meeting we are inviting Delaware County Council candidates to join us for a focused conversation on prison reform.

County Council plays a key role in prison oversight and accountability. We look forward to getting to know our wonderful candidates, and learning about the expertise and perspectives they each bring. We’ll also share a little about DelcoCPR’s work and have time to mingle at the end. All are welcome!

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Organizing Meeting
Dec
20
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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We’re taking a break from our regular monthly meeting in November and gearing back up in December!

Join us on Thursday 12/20 for community building, strategy, and updates about all of the incredible organizing going on around deprivatizing George W. Hill.

Find out more about all of the team members who have been sharing at the recent Prison Board and County Council meetings. Thank you to all who have been speaking out and sharing their stories!

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Organizing Meeting
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Let's continue the momentum from our Public Hearing! 

Join us for the next Delco CPR organizing meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore. Press coverage has thankfully brought attention to this issue and connected us with more people who have experiences to share from George Hill, and who are planning to attend this meeting. 

We'll hear stories, get to know one another, and strategize about how to keep the pressure on County Council and the Prison Board and respond to the Phoenix Report (due by the end of October).

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Public Hearing - Deprivatize Delco's Prison
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Public Hearing - Deprivatize Delco's Prison

  • Media-Upper Providence Free Library (map)
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Join us for a Public Hearing on Delaware County's prison!

George W. Hill Correctional Facility is the only private prison in all of Pennsylvania.

Show County Council and the Prison Board that this issue is important!

Program will include:

  • Exepriences from people formerly incarcerated at George Hill

  • Response to an economic report about this prison's management (funded by County Council)

  • Invited comments from County Council / Prison Board members

  • Open mic for public comment - raise your voices in support of deprivatizing for people, not profits!

Doors open 1:30pm  Program starts promptly at 2pm • Free public parking nearby

Register today! Seating is limited.

Let's stand up for our brothers and sisters behind bars!

Location:
Media-Upper Providence Library - Upstairs Conference Room

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Organizing Meeting
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Organizing Meeting

  • Trinity Episcopal Church - Parish Hall (map)
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Please join us for our next organizing meeting at Trinity Episcopal Church in Swarthmore.

We'll get to know one another, share personal experiences of incarceration, and continue plan for our public hearing this fall. The Delaware County Prison Board will also be making a decision about the prison contract this fall, and we need to urge them to transition to public management -- all hands on deck!

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