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1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Ritter Annex- Kiva Auditorium

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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A screening and dialogue exploring life without parole sentences and the realities of serving life in prison.

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The Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program and the Criminal Justice Society at Temple University welcome you to attend a free screening of "The Mayor of Graterford".

The film describes the realities of serving life in prison as experienced by two individuals. Tyrone Werts, the "Mayor of Graterford" was the leader of the Lifers Organization at Graterford Prison, and who was later released through commutation of his sentence- a lengthy and rarely used process. It also depicts the experiences of John Pace, a juvenile lifer, released due to the sentencing change that resulted from the Supreme Court's decision that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. The film looks at sentencing up close and shows the realities of serving a life sentence, better known as death by incarceration.

The film will be followed by a Q&A session with Tyrone Werts, John Pace, and Brandon J. Flood--the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons.

For more information please contact us via email at: travis.meyers@temple.edu or by phone at 1 (215) 882-3646.

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1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave

Ritter Annex- Kiva Auditorium

1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19122

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