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 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

 

DEAR

... READ MORE

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

“Stand Up or Do Not Complain” 

As a resident doing time in a State Correctional Institution at Huntingdon, I do not claim this is my home! Some may ask or think... READ MORE

NOTICE

“By chance, would you happen to know a troubled youth who could us a helping hand correcting their character flaws before it becomes too late... READ MORE

It would behoove me to explain – as well as for you to know – the general noxious practices that are customarily adopted and executed within the judicial system. Practices designed... READ MORE

THE SEPARATION OF POWERS DOCTRINE PROHIBITS IMPOSITION OF AN ARBITRARY PAROLE DATE FOR JUVENILES   SERVING   MANDATORY   SENTENCES   OF LIFE WITHOUT  PAROLE  IMPOSED  PRIOR TO JUNE 24, ... READ MORE

Mr. Earl Saunders

U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Civil Rights Division
Washington, DC 20530


RE... READ MORE

On February 1st,... READ MORE

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.”

   ... READ MORE

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

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