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December 9, 2019Alerts

The Wetzel Settlement Agreement


DRP is no longer monitoring the Wetzel Settlement Agreement. If you have concerns about your treatment or access to Mental Health service while at an SCI, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Office of Mental Health Advocate is now tasked with ensuring that state prisoners receive the mental health treatment they need while in prison and are connected with programing upon their release from prison. This office may be reached at:

Office of Mental Health Advocate
1920 Technology Parkway
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050

Here is a list of other organizations that provide advocacy or assistance to Pennsylvania’s prisoners with disabilities:

U.S. Department of Justice
Civil Rights Division
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20530
(888) 736-5551

American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania:
Philadelphia Office
P.O. Box 60173
Philadelphia, PA 19102 215-592-1513
Toll free: 877-PHL-ACLU (745-2258)

Pittsburgh Office
247 Fort Pitt Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Toll free: 877-PGH-ACLU (744-2258)

Harrisburg Office
P.O. Box 11761
Harrisburg, PA 17108

Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project
The Cast Iron Building
718 Arch Street, Suite 304 South
Philadelphia, PA 19106

To read the full agreement, click here.

Contact Information

If you need more information or need help, please contact Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) at 800-692-7443 (voice) or 877-375-7139 (TDD). The email address is:

The mission of Disability Rights Pennsylvania is to advance, protect, and advocate for the human, civil, and legal rights of Pennsylvanians with disabilities. Due to our limited resources, Disability Rights Pennsylvania cannot provide individual services to every person with advocacy and legal issues. Disability Rights Pennsylvania prioritizes cases that have the potential to result in widespread, systemic changes to benefit persons with disabilities. While we cannot provide assistance to everyone, we do seek to provide every individual with information and referral options.

IMPORTANT: This post is for general informational purposes only. This publication is not intended, nor should be construed, to create an attorney-client relationship between Disability Rights Pennsylvania and any person. Nothing in this publication should be considered to be legal advice.

PLEASE NOTE: For information in alternative formats or a language other than English, contact Disability Rights Pennsylvania at 800-692- 7443, Ext. 400, TDD: 877-375-7139, or