Voices of Lifers Inc.

 by Kevin S. Mines Eight (8) Pennsylvania State prisoners at SCI-Phoenix, Kevin S. Mines, Lonnie Wright, James Brown, Charles Sheppard, Kevin Evans, Brian Thompson, Thomas Davis II, and Joel Muir – Petitioners, filed a Petition for Review In the Nature of A Complaint in the Commonwealth Court of…

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Lamonz Santos, Lifers Inc.  I read once that the idea of rewarding for good is more effective than punishment for wrong… In our society, we have been plagued with this idea of being tough on crime as the be all solution to ending crime. This theory has been…

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By Lonnie Wright The D.O.C. should discontinue its hypocritical and dangerous crusade of double celling its most vulnerable prisoners (seniors), in a toilet (yes a cell is a toilet). The double ceiling of seniors is sadistic, inhumane, and designed to collapse his/her willpower by reducing the senior to…

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By Larry N. Stromberg  It was the fall of 2019. I went to work that morning as a Peer Support Specialist, CPS worker, working my rounds in the prison infirmary like I’ve done almost every morning for the last few years at SCI Graterford and now at SCI…

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By Jamie Tate  There are defining moments in everyone’s life. Mine was the day Danny Peters (Lifer Commuted) and George Trudel (Lifer, Commuted) both Villanova alumni, say me down inside a dreary, dusty old classroom inside of Graterfod’s school building.  I was 29 years old, in the midst…

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By Kevin Mines, Lifers Inc. President It is no secret that impoverished communities in urban centers throughout the US have become incubators for crime and violence. Generations of youth raised in these communities are being inculcated with anti-social, life negating values and beliefs. The mass-incarceration of hundreds of…

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By a single cell Pennsylvania prisoner (over 30 years served)  Confronting the politics of filling prisons to their maximum capacity has many dynamics that most of the victims thereof will not tackle face to face. Therefore, policy makers, social engineers, and profiteers will continuously exploit the ignorant and…

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By Shabazz, Lifers Inc. SCI Phoenix The other prisoner, who I was forced into a cell with, never cleans the cell or sanitizes the toilet, sink, floor, door, walls, cabinets, shelves, table, bunk, etc. His hygiene is despicable! I fear I am at risk of contracting COVID and…

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A Message received 10/07/2020 from Kevin (Saleem) Mines at SCI Phoenix The impact is devastating to many of the prisoners. I suppose the difference with the quarantine this time around is that a larger number of COVID cases have been documented and that, after coming off of five…

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By Fredrick Page BU2238 Graterford Gray Panthers Four hundred plus years of dehumanization and inequality enforced by an unjust system is more than enough to cause a people to cry out. I remind you it is recorded in the Bible that God (Elohim) heard the cries of an…

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