Action Alert: Prisoner on Hunger Strike in SCI-Rockview is being held naked in solitary

HRC has just received an urgent letter from a trusted source about Alfonso Percy Pew (BT-7263):

He is in the hole at SCI-Rockview on a HUNGER STRIKE and he is currently being held in a “strip cell” with no hygiene products or clothes, no blanket, sheets, towel or wash clothes, property, books, etc. He is naked with just a medical thin smock on (paper gown with the back open like the hospitals use for patients). HE’S BEEN IN A STRIP CELL SINCE 3/11/2013, supposedly for his own protection. THIS IS PUNISHMENT FOR ALFONSO'S HUNGER STRIKE, AND IT IS TORTURE.            act now...

PA Prison Report- March 23, 2013


In this edition: Allegheny County Jail updates, Disability Rights Network files lawsuit against solitary, DOC releases recidivism report, and...

PA Prison Report Special – An interview with Lorenzo Johnson

PA Prison Report Special – An interview with Lorenzo Johnson

Posted Sunday, February 25, 2013

This time last year, Lorenzo Johnson was living in New York after spending 16 years in Pennsylvania prisons for a crime he did not commit. Johnson thought the nightmare of being sentenced to life without parole – the other death penalty – was behind him. But in a stomach-churning turn of events, he finds himself back in a Pennsylvania prisons, State Correctional Institution (SCI) Mahanoy.

PA Prison Report- February 17, 2013

In this edition: Retaliation and racial harassment against prisoners at SCI's Greene and Albion, Allegheny County Jail is sued for the death of a prisoner in 2012 , and more...

Victory! Paul Rogers released to general population after 12 years of solitary confinement

Paul Rogers has been released into the general population at State Correctional Institution (SCI) Smithfield after spending 12 years in solitary confinement. His release comes after a letter writing and phone call campaign by family and supporters, including the Human Rights Coalition.   read more..

PA Prison Report - January 30, 2012

In this edition: Fair phone rates action alert, Prisoner kept 12 years in solitary confinement on verge of release, Study on crimininalization of pregnancy, and more...