Monday July 11th: Prisoner Call in Day!

Via Email from the Human Rights Coalition:

Both HRC-Philadelphia and HRC-Fed UP! are having our Prisoner Call in Day on Monday, July 11, for the community to pull together to have an call-in day to Prisons and Legislatures in demanding justice for our brothas and sistas who are incarcerated and facing emergency crises, such as medical, physical and sexual abuse.

HRC-Philly will be from 9am to 12pm, at the LAVA Space. 4134 Lancaster Ave.
HRC-Fed-UP! (Pittsburgh) will be until 4pm at 5129 Penn Avenue

But don’t worry if you can’t make it in to the office, so long as you can find a phone you can help by making the following calls:

Help remove abusive guards from Frackville’s solitary units: For the last few months the Human Rights Coalition has received numerous reports from prisoners in Frackville’s solitary units about abuse by prison guard Shaeffer and Sergeant Wickersham. This abuse includes being denied meals, showers, yard, and being repeatedly verbally harassed. Despite numerous grievances being filed about these two guards behavior, and pleas for the guards to be moved out of the solitary units, they have yet to be moved or held accountable for this behavior.

Please Call the Superintendent Collins at Frackville and Central Office, inform
them of this behavior and demand that CO Shaeffer and Sgt. Wickersham be
moved out of the RHU, and disciplinary steps are taken.

(570) 874-4516- Frackville – ask to be connected to the Superintendent’s office, request to speak with Superintendent Collins or the Superintendent’s Assistant, Peter Damiter

717-975-4859- Central Office – ask to speak with Secretary John Wetzel, Deputy Secretary John Murray, or somebody from their office.

For more information on call-in day or how to get involved in the struggle against the prison-industrial complex contact the Human Rights Coalition:, 215.921.3491 or in Pgh, 412-654-9070