Police and Prison Reform in Delaware County
Issues & Actions Team, Q2 2022
The Haverford Democrats’ Issues and Actions Team is taking action on three issues in 2022:
Police Reform, Prison Reform, and Election Equity. If you would like to work with fellow Democrats on policy matters as well as poll watching, we invite you to join us and work on the issue of greatest interest to you.
Upcoming Event: Panel Discussion
The de-privatization of George Hill Correctional Facility
Come join us as we discuss the recent de-privatization of the Delaware County Jail, current conditions in the jail and the ongoing efforts to implement programming and services at the Jail that align with the goals of rehabilitation and treatment for incarcerated members of our community.
The panelists are all individuals who are working daily to monitor and improve the Delaware County Jail. They are members of the county government and individuals responsible to monitor and report on the conditions in the Jail.
Join us as we ask questions and learn about these exciting developments at the Jail and in the criminal justice system generally.
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Police Reform is taking up the issue of the “Thin Blue Line” flag flying tall over the Haverford Township Administration Building. We hope to meet, as Haverford residents, with Chief Viola to discuss the contested meaning of the flag and how a training program might increase police officers’ understanding of the message it sends.
Prison Reform wants to build on the historic transfer of Delco’s George H. Hill Prison from private management to public management. We will explore the opportunity to introduce the reform-minded new warden, Laura K. Williams, to Haverford residents in a public forum that includes other experienced prison reform advocates.
Election Equity plans to educate Haverford residents about the recent map-drawing process in Harrisburg and explain the effects of new PA. voting laws on voters in the commonwealth.
If you are interested in getting involved please send us a message through the volunteer form and we will get right back to you.
2021 Bias in the Courtroom Forum
Join the HTDC Issues & Actions team as we shed light on the multiple sources of bias in the criminal justice system, from initial contact with law enforcement to sentencing and incarceration. Specific attention will be given to public defender funding and Pennsylvania’s life without parole prison population.
2020 Police Reform Forum
On November 19th 2020, Haverford Dems sponsored a forum to discuss police reform efforts in Haverford Township, Delco, and the state of PA. Emmy-Award-winning journalist Monique Braxton moderated a discussion with local officials.