Prison Monitoring Regional Organizer/Manager, PA Prison Society
Posted by Pennsylvania Prison Society on March 21, 2023
We are hiring a Prison Monitoring Regional Organizer/Manager for Eastern Pennsylvania to help lead our crucial work keeping people in prison safe, healthy, and treated with dignity. From Scranton to Philadelphia, this person will make a difference in countless lives and work for systemic change.
On any given day, 62,000 Pennsylvanians are incarcerated in state and county prisons. Incarceration in Pennsylvania increased 300 percent since 1980 while the crime rate has gone down. Lack of access to health care, degradation, and isolation are some of the issues people in prison face. For 240 years, the Pennsylvania Prison Society has led the nation in calling for a more just and humane criminal justice system.
Every month, more than 500 incarcerated people and their families ask the Prison Society for help with issues they face inside prison. Written into Pennsylvania law, Prison Society staff and volunteers respond to these complaints by going into correctional facilities, meeting with incarcerated people, assisting with the issues they are facing, and providing real-time information on prison conditions.
This is where you come in!
In this role, you will support and develop our regional network of more than 75 volunteers responding to the concerns of incarcerated people in eastern Pennsylvania. You will strengthen our existing relationships and build new ones with community groups and public officials. You will serve as the main point of contact for the prisons in your region. You will be supported by an amazing team of colleagues who are committed to your success.
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