Voices from the Inside

This page is for the words we recieve from our allies and comrades inside Pennsylvania's prisons. Many of these statements were given to us to be read at protests and rallys, including the February 20th Occupy for Prisoners rally and the November 19th Tribunal to put the PA Prison System on trial.

If you or someone you love is currently incarcerated and wants to submit something for our Voices from the Inside section, write to us at:

Decarcerate PA
PO Box 40764
Philadelphia, PA 19107

CAPACITY TO CHANGE

Human beings have the capacity to change

Especially young adults and juveniles

The person you are... READ MORE

“No effort toward self-determination <freedom> is futile; it is one of the things that men cannot do without. Without it life loses its value.”

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By Wen-Dell Quenzell Caldwell

The Artist received an Academy Award for the song, Purple Rain in 1984. In 1985, the Artist won three Grammy Awards for his Purple Rain... READ MORE

April 25th, 2016

For the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration Mothers Day Event:

Sometimes our perceptions of things are not always correct. I... READ MORE

If not for the women who are mothers:

Then what would become of the

Females who are to give birth.

Or of all those who have

... READ MORE

Sisters of the Vanguard,

I am here and you are there. We can... READ MORE

"There's a big difference between doing right and doing wrong. wrong. Doing right is like climbing a mountain, just you and the elements. Every move is treacherous, any mistake could be... READ MORE

TO: District Attorney Seth Williams
3 South Penn Square
Philadelphia, PA. 19107

Dear Seth Williams,

My name is Mr. Nathaniel Butler, I am from... READ MORE

RE: Ongoing Indignities Involving Subjects Within Your Concern

Dear: Ms. Lingel,

It was recently brought to my attention that the United States... READ MORE

Greetings of Bullet Proof Love!

My name is Wen-Dell. I am 52 years old. I've been in prison for 28 years for a sex crime I did not commit. My incarceration was a mind... READ MORE

My name is Mr. Nate Butler I am currently serving a life without the possibility of parole sentence. I been incarcerated... READ MORE

My name is Michael Crosby… 

Greetings,

My name is Normita... READ MORE

April 29,2016

Dear CADBI... READ MORE

George Rahsaan Brooks, AP4884 ~1 Kelley Drive ~ SCI-Coal Township, PA 17866-1021

Website:  iippi.org/George rahsaan-brooks

Will there be no justice for... READ MORE

The old saying goes, there are three kinds of people: those who make it happen, those who watch things happen, and those who were never sure what was happening. The first group of people... READ MORE

Loyalty

The foundation of love

Loyalty

Honor & Respect

Loyalty

It can’t be bought

... READ MORE

February 7, 2016

To whomever hands this letter may reach I humbly ask that you share my story and help me gain supporters to fight against my oppressors. I have been... READ MORE

By Gregory Thomas / Jamal Ali Muhammad

The conjugal visit is a religious right given to all married individuals.

Prison walls have to right to burden... READ MORE

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