Dignity Act Now!

Pennsylvania State Legislators

I support the Dignity Act, a legislative package which aims to provide alternative postpartum housing for mothers who are imprisoned, require women’s state prisons to train staff in trauma informed care, provide free and accessible feminine hygiene products, establish a more efficient system to connect incarcerated women to all available benefits, including healthcare, job-skill training and placement and transition resources prior to release, and expand calling time for incarcerated parents who deserve to parent with dignity and to communicate regularly with their children.

To: Pennsylvania State Legislators
From: [Your Name]

“The core values of Reproductive Justice include the human right to parent with dignity and to live in communities that are free from state-sanctioned harm and family separation. Black people in Pennsyvlania are 9 times as likely as their white counterparts to be incarcerated, which comes with disproportionate harm to Black families and entire communities. As we fight collectively to dismantle the pervasive harm of mass-incarceration and the criminal justice system on multiple fronts, we call on you, our Pennsylvania legislators to take action to protect the Dignity of Incarcerated women and mothers. Re-introduction of the The Dignity Act package is one step in the right direction, and there is much more work to be done.”