LAST WEEK, Gov. Corbett signed a prison-reform bill that aims to keep nonviolent drug offenders out of state prisons, but for one group in the state, true reform means refraining from building any more prisons.
Decarcerate PA, which seeks to reduce the prison population and advocates for a moratorium on new prison facilities, spent Tuesday afternoon protesting two correctional facilities under construction in Skippack, Montgomery County.
Thomas Ditcher of Decarcerate PA said the group protested adding the Phoenix I and II prisons on the site of the 83-year-old Graterford Prison that stands there.
"We want a moratorium placed on prison-building in the state, starting with these [projects]," Ditcher said. "We're here to demand that Governor Corbett halts building [of new prisons]."