WLRPPA is dedicated to supporting Pennsylvania Women Lifers who want to share their positive experiences, personal growth, and to assist the women in seeking a second chance.
WLRPPA was created by two women serving LWOP at SCI Muncy after a small group of state representatives visited the facility. The elected officials admitted they knew nothing about life sentenced women and would like to know more about them in order to advocate for their future.
Join CADBI in the movement for fair commutation in Pennsylvania at the upcoming Rally for Fair Commutation not Mass Incarceration! Commutation is one of the only pathways for people incarcerated on life and other long term sentences to be released. In a state that currently holds over 5,000 people on life without parole sentences at tremendous cost to our communities, it is a critical check and balance on our criminal legal system. Sadly, Attorney General Josh Shapiro is the most consistent ‘no’ vote at the Board of Pardons, obstructing the Board from doing its job. On February 25 at 12:30, we will call on Attorney General Josh Shapiro to use his power on the Board of Pardons to grant commutation, rather than condemning people to die in prison.
We will rally outside the Attorney General’s office in Harrisburg, followed by a brief yet powerful rally inside the Capitol Rotunda. We need as many people as possible to send a strong message to Josh Shapito that he cannot stand between our loved ones and freedom. Spread the word!
REGISTER FOR FREE BUSES from Philly and Pittsburgh at https://bit.ly/rallyforfaircommutation, or call Lily at (206) 919-2432. You must register by January 27th to reserve your seat on the bus. If you are coming from somewhere other than Philly, please still register so we know how many people are coming, and let us know if you can offer a ride or need a ride and we will do our best to connect people coming from the same area.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to be involved with planning the rally, please reach out to email@example.com or call Lily at (206) 919-2432.
SCI Cambridge Springs
Physical and Mental Health issues continue to be a concerning factor as women age behind prison walls. Are they getting the proper care needed to remain healthy? What type of physical and mental health issues do they face every day?
The women were recently asked if they would like to share some of their health issues in order to better inform the public about living life behind prison walls. Positive responses were received so, Health Report is now a new topic added on the resume'. The written resume' assessments of the women's health issues does not necessarily represent diagnosis made by the medical community but they do identify personal health conditions of which, through pain and uncertainty, the women continue to progressively work through in their quest for continuing education and living as active working participants within their prison community - as they continue to pray that one day, in the near future, they will be blessed with the opportunity to take their skills and knowledge to the outside communities.
Click on the picture to go directly to the resume' where the health report has been added.
Letters of Support from family members, loved ones and friends are very much welcomed and will also be included on the WLRP website.
If you wish to participate, there are some areas to consider when writing your letter:
A description of your current relationship with the incarcerated person.
The length of time you have been supporting this person.
What affect this person's incarceration has had on you (e.g. emotionally, spiritually, financially, etc.).
If this person is given the opportunity to be released, how will you be involved and what type of support will you offer her?