In this week’s HR Coalition PA Prison Report, there is a call to action about a system of routine sexual assault by guards in the Restricted Housing Unit (RHU) at SCI Rockview, a Pennsylvania state prison in Centre County. Prisoners in SCI Rockview’s RHU are requesting that supporters contact Department of Corrections (DOC) officials and demand an investigation into abusive conditions, including sexual assault, retaliation, double-celling, and excessive use of solitary confinement.
Here’s a script to use when calling.
Just remember that the important thing is to call and make sure they know that you’re calling about conditions at SCI Rockview. They are most likely just keeping track of how many people are calling on this issue, not whether each person made a convincing argument.
“My name is _____________ and I am calling in support of prisoners in SCI Rockview’s Restricted Housing Unit. I am concerned that there are abusive conditions, including sexual assault, retaliation, double-celling, and excessive use of solitary confinement. I am calling to demand an investigation into these conditions and for corrective actions to be taken immediately.”
Call SCI Rockview Superintendent Marirosa Lamas: 814-355-4874
Call PA DOC Secretary John Wetzel: 717-975-4918