“Fighting for the Light of Day” LifeLines Project pamphlet release

LifeLines: Voices Against the Other Death Penalty will be celebrating the release of their first publication, Fighting for the Light of Day, on Friday March 11 at the Leeway Foundation (1315 Walnut St, Suite 832) from 6:00pm -8:00pm.  Click here for the Facebook event.

LifeLines is a multimedia project conducted in collaboration with eight people serving Death By Incarceration (also known as Life Without Parole) sentences in Pennsylvania. The project was developed to support an emerging statewide campaign to end the practice of sentencing people to die in prison. They use the term “LifeLines” to refer to the fact that this project highlights the stories and analysis of those serving life/death sentences and to point toward the many collective relationships and infrastructures of support that are forged in resistance to mass imprisonment.

The pamphlet, titled Fighting for the Light of Day, is an effort to generate and share a dialog between participants in the project from behind prison walls. The pamphlet contains a series of responses to interview questions about daily life, strategies for challenging mass incarceration, organizing from behind the walls, the need for policy changes, and how to not only survive but continue to transform and grow while serving a Death By Incarceration sentence. Both the questions and the answers were generated by people serving Death By Incarceration sentences in Pennsylvania.

At this event, we will be distributing copies of the pamphlet as well as reading excerpts, listening to audio interviews, and sharing a little more about the LifeLines Project and the campaign to end Death By Incarceration. There will also be opportunities to participate directly in pamphlet assembly and to communicate your thoughts to inside participants if you choose. 

The event is free and open to all. 

The LifeLines Project would like to thank the Leeway Foundation , thePeople's Paper Co-op and Expungement Project, and Decarcerate PA for their support in the publication of this pamphlet. And special thanks to the eight people whose voices are featured, for being part of this project and for their tireless work for justice and freedom.