Making life in prison and upon release a little easier
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- Formed in 1787
- First of such societies in the world
- Urged creation of a large penitentiary, leading to the creation of Eastern State Penitentiary
- Three main goals: Oversight and advocacy, prison visiting, and assistance to men and women released from prison.
- Butcher, professional strongman and Jewish community leader
- Developed a parole program matching Eastern State Penitentiary prisoners with employers
- Sponsored refugees during and after WWII