Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign

The United States has the highest rates of elderly prisoner incarceration in the world. Historically over time this poli-socio-economic policy making practice has resulted in the national crisis called aging people in prison. Men and women are spending decades in prison up to 30, 40, 50, and even 60 years or more separated from parents, children, families, and communities. A person incarcerated in their youth and over time aging in prison creates broken families and a fractured society with little hope for those left but to languish and die in prison.

In the last two decades in the advent of mass and generational incarceration a group of dedicated people emerged to delayed this societal normalcy of over incarceration.  Inevitably as prison sentences grew longer and parole denials increased across the States, a new prison demographic evolved that would mark the United States as Incarceration Nation. Combined with draconian sentences, JLWOP,  and the public's thirst for punishment and vengeance;  the young and delayed became old, sick, and dying in prison. Thus, Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign was formed; led by these dedicated directly impacted peoples . It is a human rights organization that locates the aging woman and man imprisoned into the birth space of human rights. In fact, as the punishment time has been served and lapsed by several decades, the original crime is superseded by the exorbitant amount of time people are kept in prison; thus leading to the human rights crisis of our time aging people in prison. One basic human right is to live and die in the most humane way possible; growing up, living, and dying in prison violates that human birth right deemed by moral law. Thus Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign advocates, educates, and lobbies for the human rights of aging people in prison; and their ultimate release and return of them to their family and community before their natural life expires.

CHAPTERS & AFFILIATES

APP-HRC. For questions or information contact: dcapphrc@gmail.com or mdapphrc.@gmail.com.

DC APP-HRC:  Lead Organizer; Avantika Shenoy. For questions or details email avantika.shenoy96@gmail.com .

DC AUAPP-HRC Service Project: Students at American University meet every 4th Sunday of the month. 

FL APP-HRC:  Contact: PO Box 1014. Riverview, Florida 33568. For questions or details email fl@apphrc.com

LA Laplace APP-HRC: Lead Organizer; Antoinette Garabold. For questions or details email lapappohrc@gmail.com. 

New Orleans SISTER HEARTS:  Maryam Henderson-Uloho. For questions or details email sisterheartsreentry@gmail.com or sisterhearts13@gmail.com. https://sisterheartsreentry.com/.

MD APP-HRC:  Lead Organizer; William Gardner. Coalition meets every 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:00-8:30 pm, Coppin State/Criminal Justice Department, 2500 West North Avenue, Baltimore. For questions or details email mdapphrc@gmail.com  .

Eraina Pretty Project- 39 years in Jessup Correctional Facility; (see video under NEWS and ARTICLES page)

MI  APP-HRC: Lead Organizer; Jade Chance. For questions or details email miapphrc@gmail.com .

Phillip Chance Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign MI Chapter FACEBOOK-https://www.facebook.com/pardonPhillipChance/

PA WAPP-HRC: PA (Women) Lead Organizer; Ellen Melchiondo. ellenmelch@gmail.com or  PO Box 324 New Hope, PA18938. US Human Rights Network Human Rights Builder Award 2017.

Sharon Wiggins FACEBOOK -https://www.facebook.com/Sharon-Wiggins-116006545258924/

Women Lifers Resume Project of PA- http://www.wlrppa.org/

Voices From the Inside Booklet- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_kOUerAieCeg9k_grU3EBn6pGpNvtrYt/view

PA Philadelphia APP-HRC: Lead Organizers; Nicole Holmes and Maya Garza. For questions or details contact: nicoleholmes21@hotmail.com. 

VA Richmond APP-HRC:  Lead Organizers: Lashawnda Singleton & Olufemi Shepsu. For questions or details contact va@apphrc.com. P.O. Box 25156 Richmond VA 23260. Coalition meets every second Saturday of the month 9:30am-12pm. 227 Belt Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23224.

VA Shenandoah Valley APP-HRC: . Lead Organizers: Wynonah Hogan & Harvey Yoder. For questions or details contact shenvalleyapphrc@gmail.com. Coalition meets last Monday of month 7-8:30pm Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach, Dukes Plaza. Harrisonburg, VA. 22801.

Hard Times Virginia -http://harvyoder.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2017-08-21T09:17:00-04:00&max-results=7

Rocktown Justice Unlocked - https://www.facebook.com/RocktownJusticeUnlocked/

US Human Rights Network (Member-Initiated Action Team) MIAT: Prisoner's Human Rights-http://www.ushrnetwork.org/members/member-initiated-action-team/miat-prisoners-human-rights

Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign Founding Director; Tomiko Shine