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 In fact, as the punishment time has been served and lapsed by several decades, the original crime is superseded by the exorbitant amount of time people are kept in prison; thus leading to the human rights crisis of our time aging people in prison.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.

APP-HRC. For questions or information contact

DC APP-HRC:  Lead Organizer; Avantika Shenoy. For questions or details email .

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

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

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

MD APP-HRC:  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 

Eraina Pretty Project- 39 years in Jessup Correctional Facility; (see video under NEWS and ARTICLES page) Eraina Pretty Freedom Campaign Manager; Daan Oji.  For questions or details contact :

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

Phillip Chance Aging People in Prison Human Rights Campaign MI Chapter FACEBOOK-

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

Sharon Wiggins FACEBOOK -

Women Lifers Resume Project of PA-

Voices From the Inside Booklet-

VA APP-HRC:  Richmond VA. For questions or details contact

VA Shenandoah Valley APP-HRC: . Lead Organizers: Wynonah Hogan & Harvey Yoder. For questions or details contact Coalition meets last Monday of month 7-8:30pm Harrisonburg, VA.

Hard Times Virginia -

Rocktown Justice Unlocked -

US Human Rights Network (Member-Initiated Action Team) MIAT: Prisoner's Human Rights-

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