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

On October 25, hundreds traveled to the State Capitol in Harrisburg for a rally in support of two bills (HB135 and SB942) that would create parole eligibility for those serving life sentences in... READ MORE

by Wen-dell Quenzell Caldwell

“EXITUS ACTA PROBAT” Latin for, “The End Justifies, the Means.”

Any means, no matter how foul, maybe used to defraud... READ MORE

Today I felt like a dog, a rat, or some type of animal, dehumanized. July fourth as I stood by my cell door and peered through the 5” by 20” glass slot in the door, eagerly anticipating my... READ MORE

I protest my innocence every time

In any place and in every way

Not because of the life without parole sentence

Nor because I care what... READ MORE

Channeling my inner Charles Dickens, very few men are capable of estimating the immense amount of torture and agony solitary confinement has inflicted upon me. These last twelve months... READ MORE

by Ricardo Noble

I’m presently on indefinite Solitary Confinement, called “Restricted Release List (RRL),” in S.C.I.-Greene’s Restricted Housing Unit (“RHU”).


By Scott Martin


I’m a 58 year old male that contracted the hepatitis C Virus 40 years ago (currently maxing-out a 2-4 ½ year sentence which... READ MORE

David LeeBy... READ MORE

By Vernon Woonan, SCI Graterford


Greetings to members of CADBI, Amistad... READ MORE

By: Samuel T. Ross a-k-a (Sam Ross)

To all those concerned with Decarcerating PA, I encourage you to investigate into the legal reasoning of the Pa. Supreme Court`s... READ MORE

by Dortell Williams

In any profession, credibility is paramount. As a critical thinking society we are on the lookout for the fruition of promises. We watch carefully at... READ MORE

by James Brown

This Pope is our best Advocate for Life without the Possibility of Parole!

His Holiness Pope Francis, visited the Curran Fromhold... READ MORE

by George Rahsaan Brooks

Date: March 7, 2017
Subject: Appeal from decision of Publication Review Committee of 2/23/17 denying Vol. 42, of San Francisco Bay View... READ MORE

by Muwsa Green Hv5362

Feb 28 2017 

This account of life in secure residential treatment unit at SCI Greene. The (SRTU) is billed by the Pennsylvania Department of... READ MORE

As someone with not much family, especially not much conscious family who takes the initiative to get involved in the fight against inequality, thank you for the work you do. It’s very... READ MORE

By Muwsa Green


Most Black people has forgotten the extraordinary things that Elijah Muhammad has done for the African American. He recruited many Black... READ MORE



As I prepare to celebrate and honor Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, a man who was murdered because he... READ MORE

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