2,700 Philadelphians are serving life without parole. Will they get a chance at redemption?
Supporters compared life sentences to “death by Incarceration”. 2,700 Philadelphians are serving life without parole. Will they get a chance at redemption? – On top of Philly news. “You’re in there to die,” she said. “This is wrong.”
Vickers is a member of the Human Rights Coalition, which supports people in prison and their families, and the Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration. She said it wasn’t until roughly six or seven years ago that she even told people she had a son in prison, but she’s since become a public face for families of lifers.
“Keeping a person in prison forever, ’til the day that they day to me is like vengeance,” she said. “It’s not helping the victim or the victim’s family. It’s not helping the prisoner. It’s just vengeance.”
Bloggers Note: By showing the state of conditions in prison in Pennsylvania, I 1. hope people will consider why we do not feel women and trans who are prostituting themselves – especially when they do not have history of violence – should be incarcerated for their socioeconomic needs or choice of lifestyle; and 2. I truly hope in our fight for DECRIM sex workers can also participate in criminal justice reform efforts to better conditions for minorities and immigrants in our shared communities.