We are committed to ending the mass
incarceration of women & girls.

The United States is the global leader in
locking up women & girls.

One third of the world’s women prisoners are locked up in the U.S. even though just 4% of the world’s female population lives here. In Pennsylvania, the incarceration rate of women and girls exceeds that of every other nation on earth. 

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229,053

Women & girls are incarcerated in prisons, jails, & juvenile facilities across the U.S.

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86%

Of incarcerated women are the victims of prior sexual assault & gender violence. 

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2/3

Of women in prison are mothers to children under the age of 18.

WHAT WE DO

Direct Assistance

Expert assistance for women and girls fighting wrongful convictions and unjust sentences. We offer research, strategy, and expert testimony.

Research & Public Policy Advocacy

Policy-relevant research on gender and mass incarceration that centers and amplifies the voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women and girls.

Education & Training

Educational programming, training, and technical assistance for stakeholders including families, advocates, students, attorneys, and members of the judiciary.

Did you have contact w India Spellman on Facebook or other social media during August 2010? If so, please help!! We are working with India & her attorney @toddmosser to gather information that supports her alibi. Please share & repost. DMs are open & confidential. Together we can #freeindiaspellman ...

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Happening NOW!!! #1842day ...

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URGENT: we need your help 🚨🚨🚨Were you or someone you know in contact w India during August 2010 on Facebook, myspace, by phone, etc. If so, please dm us for details about how you can help her. Our DMs are open. We are working in collaboration with India & her attorney @toddmosser to bring her home asap. Please, please share this post. Feel free to contact info@phillyjusticeproject.org w any questions. Together we can #freeindiaspellman ...

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Students in our undergrad chapter @villanovau are participating in #1842day to fundraise for a trip to Innocence Project annual conference & trial transcripts in our cases. If you’re a member of the Villanova community please consider donating (details on Villanova U website). ...

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Wanna learn more about our work? Tune in to hear our exec director @jill.mccorkel talk w Matt Leon about why exonerations & commutations are crucial for improving the legal system. Link in bio. @kywnewsradio ...

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Roe-vember is coming. Whatcha gonna wear? Link to purchase in bio. 🛍💖🔥😎 ...

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Spotted in South Philly: Free India!!!! #freeindiaspellman #wrongfulconviction ...

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We are THRILLED that Kim has joined our team! She will be our Inside Advisor at SCI Cambridge Springs. Like Sylvia Boykin at Muncy, Kim will coordinate outreach efforts & collaborate on developing effective advocacy strategies that benefit incarcerated women & girls. ...

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Have you applied for membership in our undergrad chapter at Villanova?? Applications are now open thru Sept 7 at noon. ...

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Are you a @villanovau student interested in joining our undergraduate chapter?? We are now accepting applications. Please note application deadline is noon on Sept 7 Link to apply in bio. @novanationer ...

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This day has been a looooong time coming. You ready? We’re ready! Philly, let’s get this exoneration! Together we can free India Spellman!! Courtroom 1001 Criminal Justice Center (13/Filbert) 9 am #freeindiaspellman #wrongfulconviction ...

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Two more days…. #freeindiaspellman #wrongfulconviction ...

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One more week!!! We’re not leaving that building without India!!! #freeindiaspellman #wrongfulconviction ...

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The latest episode of @kywnewsradio In Depth podcast features our Director @jill.mccorkel discussing federal charges filed against officers involved in the shooting death of #breonnataylor Link to listen in our bio #sayhername ...

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Less than two weeks to go. Let the countdown begin!!! #freeindiaspellman #wrongfulconviction ...

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We rely entirely on your generosity to fund our efforts on behalf of incarcerated women & girls. For the price of a cup of coffee you can help us expand the number of people we can help. Donations are tax deductible. Link to donate in bio 🙏 ...

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MERCH ALERT 🚨 We’ve got a ton of new merch, including The White Collection, just in time for the Fall semester! Check out our billowy super soft crop tops (avail in Black or White) and racerback tanks! We’ve got a variety of sizes (including youth sizing) & colors. All proceeds support our work to free wrongfully convicted/wrongfully sentenced women & to end all forms of gender criminalization. Tag us in your PJP swag for a feature!! Link in bio #philly #phillymerch #wrongfulconviction #phillystyle ...

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