Voices of Lifers Inc.

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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On Wednesday, July 8, 2020 a class action lawsuit challenging PA Second Degree Felony Murder Rule and Death-by-Incarceration (“DBI”) Sentence, commonly known as Life Without Parole (“LWOP”), was filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, by the Abolitionist Law Center, Center for Constitutional Rights, and Amistad Law Project…

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Excerpt from an article in the upcoming Graterfriends Newsletter By Joan Porter There are two main things that you need to understand about compassionate release: first and foremost, Compassionate Release is determined by a judge in the court of the county in which you were convicted. This is…

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DO PRISONERS’ LIVE MATTER? – As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, new paradigms have emerged in coping with the virus. Governments have issued guidelines to help communities, businesses, hospitals, etc., deal with the rising threat. One population that has received scant attention is the prison population.…

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George Floyd’s crying, “I can’t breathe,” “I can’t breathe.” Then the call for his primary nurturer and defender, “Momma,” as his life was suddenly taken away; Resonates very loudly in Pennsylvania’s prisons as we feel the pressure on our necks, and the emotional pain of declining spirits. Though…

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LIFERS INC. – VOICES OF THE CONDEMNED at SCI-PHOENIX: I’m a Latino, born in Puerto Rico, in prison [wrongfully] for 29 years. With all that is happening on this day, to me, it is very important that Latinos are not excluded from any changes that have the potential…

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It’s unfortunate that George Floyd had to be brutally murdered in the public in order that the world hear Black and Brown folks cries for humanity and justice. We have a chance to heal this Country, let’s start by demanding systemic change to our “Criminal Justice System.” Ten…

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