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

By David Lee

On November 22, 2016, I was watching News One Now with Roland Martin, as is my normal practice, and Roland was debating a White supremacist named Richard... READ MORE

By David Lee #AS3041

Violence in American society has always been commonplace, thus it is funny when I hear people complaining about violence in America as if it is a... READ MORE

Written by: Mr. Ernest R. Morris
1 Kelley Drive
Coal Township, PA 17866

Dec. 6, 2016

RE: William Bendolph 


by David Lee #AS3041

Since the two most recent incidences in which police were shot and killed in Dallas and Louisiana there have been a rash of conservative voices... READ MORE

By Shakaboona 

On June 26, 2017, in a unanimous decision to... READ MORE

My name is Alexander Savage. I’m currently 21 years old; I was 19 when I caught my charges and sentenced when I was 20 years old. I was a college student at Indiana University of PA. I... READ MORE

by Termaine Saulsbury

Ever since I was a youngen
Refusing to lose the struggle
Maintaining my sanity... READ MORE

by Termaine Saulsbury

November 16, 2016

Criminal choices of a criminal system. Hillary Clinton is a repeat war criminal, Donald Trump is a... READ MORE

Matthew Matteo
BS 7345
S.C.I. Benner Township
301 Institution Drive
Bellefonte PA 16823

September 30th 2016

To see brief video of me... READ MORE

I received your letter a few weeks ago and I want to thank you for your support.  I understand that your organization is trying to get legislation pushed through the legislative branch... READ MORE

by Nathaniel Butler

For two days i sat back inside my prison cell here at S.C.I. Camp Hill state prison and watched on T.V. the slaughter of two African American men by... READ MORE

by Nathaniel Butler

Each day across America, experienced lawyers win and lose cases brought on appeal. To expect a person to present his own case would be analogous to... READ MORE

by Gabriel Pittman

To All Pennsylvania Pre-Miller JLWOPer's: 

Now that the seminal case of Songster v. Beard, C A. No. 04-5916, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS... READ MORE

FROM: Ricky Tejada #EW1339

Date: 22 May 15

Re: Some things you NEED to know and uncontrolled experiment




by Brandon Moody

"[T]he legal system embraces the adversary process to achieve 'truth,' for the ultimate purpose of attaining an authoritative, final, just, and... READ MORE

by James Hough

Hello, my name is James Hough, I’ve been incarcerated since age 17 for senselessly and regretfully taking the life of another human being. I’ve spent the last 20 +... READ MORE

by Dwayne Hill

In Miller V. Alabama, the United States Supreme court extended it’s individualized sentencing requirement to homicide cases. While the defendant in... READ MORE

Kempis "Ghani" Songster

—by Kerry "... READ MORE

Gary Walker's statement for the Mothers Day Rally

My Name is Gary Walker. I am a Death By Incarceration human being, not an inmate. The experience I... READ MORE


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