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Voices from the #CLOSEthecreek campaign to shut down Philly’s infamous House of Correction

In the coming year, Philadelphia’s oldest operating prison will close its doors. Beginning in 2017, the #CLOSEthecreek campaign brought together local groups to fight to shut down the House of Correction—also known as “the Creek”—as part of their larger platform advocating for decarceration and reform. Built nearly a hundred years ago, the facility incarcerated people […]