Support Legislation Of The Aging Out Resolution Proposed By The Gray Panthers Organization

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GRATERFORD GRAY PANTHERS ORGANIZATION- SERVICE OVER SELF

WE ARE PROPOSING LEGISLATION FOR LAWMAKERS WHO WANT TO ASSIST IN THE RELEASE OF AGED INMATES IN PRISON

Please Help Us By Supporting, Signing, and Sharing this Petition to Your Family, Friends, Neighbors, and Co-Workers

  Utilize the " Resistbot Text App" by texting the word " Resist" to 50409 on your cell phone. Text your message to the Governor, Senators, Congress, and the House of Representatives. Let them know you support the proposed Aging Out Resolution Program of The Graterford Gray Panthers Organization.    Release deserving inmates that are 50 years or older and have served 25 years or more in prison. Let these deserving inmates be considered for placement in an Ankle Bracelet monitoring pilot program. Bring them home to their families and be supervised, instead of languishing in prison for decades.


History Of The Gray Panthers Organization:  In late August of 1970, a concerned senior citizen by the name of Maggie Kuhn convened a meeting in Philadelphia with a group of five friends to discuss issues relative to older people. From this group came the foundation of today's Gray Panthers Organization Nationally. Maggie Kuhn stated: " Aging is the flowering of life, a triumph of the spirit, not a disease."  Ten years later Maggie Kuhn visited Graterford prison at the request of a group of older citizens incarcerated there. A Graterford Chapter of Gray Panthers was established and received their charter, from the inspiration and dedication of Maggie Kuhn. For 37 years, this has become the soul and pride of the Gray Panthers Graterford Chapter as a local grassroots approach for change.

Who We Are:  The Graterford Chapter of Gray Panthers consists of a 900 member-strong roster. We have a great deal of spirit to mentoring our younger generation, who are in many ways walking the same pathway we once traveled. It is for that reason ( that vital reason) that our wisdom and compassion gets passed on. We represent 10,000 Seniors Strong Throughout The Department of Corrections.

Our Mission: The Graterford Gray Panthers’ mission is to acknowledge what are the needs of incarcerated seniors and ex-offenders and to address them in the State of Pennsylvania. We provide advocacy, re-entry resources and assistance. Our goals are to create and secure an Aging Out Resolution release system for elderly prisoners, both men & women in Pennsylvania. We share a common interest in the rehabilitative endeavors our young adults face while inside of prison and when they are released back into the community. To propose legislation for lawmakers who want to assist in the release of aged prisoners. We are working to develop a continued collaboration with the elder women in Muncy & Cambridge Springs, which is implemented in our drive toward servicing our communities and all seniors.

 



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