JVP Philly Signs on the #CloseTheCreek campaign:

Mayor Kenney recently announced that the City of Philadelphia would shutter the House of Corrections by 2020. This notorious jail is the oldest operating jail in the city system, and is known for its wretched conditions, rodents and pests, decaying walls and ceilings, and soaring summer temperatures. We are glad to see that the mayor and the city have publicly acknowledged that we can close this crumbling jail without replacing it with a new one. But there's no reason to leave it standing, and there's no reason to wait two years to tear it down. #No215Jail put out a statement following the mayor's announcement, which you can read in its entirety here.