HOW WE STARTED

The Human Rights Coalition had its first meeting on June 4, 2001 at the house of the mother of one of the men who helped conceive the idea of HRC.

The meeting was small and a mix of prisoners’ family members and former prisoners. Many of those who attended, felt powerless in the face of the prison administration and it’s institutionalized discrimination, abuse, and torture. Yet the lives and well being of their loved ones were at stake – something they could not turn their backs to.

At the end of the meeting, however, there was a consensus that a great deal of powerful energy is lying untapped, that if properly focused could change the status quo of the prison system. The source of untapped energy was the constituency of former prisoners and prisoners’ families in this country. Thus HRC was formed, to aid and support prisoners’ families in coping with the stress and hardships created by having a loved one incarcerated, as well as to challenge the punitive retributive nature of the penal system; and, to work to transform that to a model of rehabilitation and successful reintegration to society.

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Human Rights Coalition
PO Box 34580
Philadelphia, PA 19101

Email: Info@hrcoalition.org

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM

Join CADBI is fighting for parole for LIFERS. Be a part of the Harrisburg Rally this October: 'DAY OF ACTION TO END DEATH BY INCARCERATION & HEAL COMMUNITIES'. Buses are Fee! Simply register at: bit.ly/CADBIAction. For more info call 267-606-0324.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 8:00 AM

JOIN HRC OCTOBER 23 for CADBI's annual day of action in Harrisburg! Come deliver a message directly to our legislators and the governor that we need policies that heal our communities rather than condemning our loved ones to die in cages. Free buses from Philly! Register for the action here: http://bit.ly/cadbiaction Donate to help us get there! https://www.gofundme.com/f/CADBI-action-2019/ Invite your friends on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2266068870370352/ See you in Harrisburg!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 7:00PM

Solitary Confinement in a Toxic Prison The Human Rights Coalition presents A Panel Discussion and a Screening of a Speech of Long-Term Political Prisoner, Russell "Maroon" Shoatz. At Peoples's Education Center, 5443 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144.