PA Board of Pardons Hearing - May 30, 2019

Knowledge is a powerful tool!


Guest speakers: Ellen Melchiondo and

Shavonne Robins  

Challenges women lifers face


Dying Out Loud

(Female Prison Documentary)

Producer & Director

Jake J. Smith

Female prisoners in a US maximum-security prison explain how they got to be facing Life Without Parole, even though they did not pull the trigger. Is it just that they die slowly in prison without hope, even though they didn’t actually kill anybody?

The Truth About the Money Bail Industry

Narration by John Legend, Directed and produced by Kim Boekbinder and Jim Batt,

Illistrated by Molly Crabapple.

Between 1990 and 2009, the percentage of people charged with felonies rose, and those who were required to pay money bail for their release increased by 65%. By design the number of people jailed without even being convicted skyrocketed. These are people who deserve to be free but have had their lives ruined by jail even when their cases were dismissed or they won.

Equal Justice Initiative

Published on Jul 7, 2015

Narration by Bryan Stevenson. Script by Bryan Stevenson and Kim Boekbinder. Directed by Jim Batt. Sound design by Kim Boekbinder.  Shot by Burke Heffner. 

The elaborate mythology of racial difference created to sustain American slavery persists today. Slavery did not end in 1865, it evolved. #SlaveryEvolved

The legacy of slavery can be seen in the presumption of guilt and dangerousness assigned to African Americans, especially young men and boys, the racial profiling and mistreatment that presumption creates, and the racial dynamics of mass incarceration.

EJI’s Race and Poverty project explores racial history and attempts to deepen our understanding of the legacy of racial injustice. By telling the truth about our past, EJI believes we can create a different, healthier discourse about race in America.
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