Join us for a Panel Discussion & Meet and Greet with 3 Returning Citizens

We are so excited to bring Paulette Carrington, Sharif Boyd and Troy David to Pittsburgh!! All three have been released from life sentences in the past year. 


Join us  Saturday January 20th, 2018
12:45pm – 2:15pm
Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, 616 N. Highland, East Liberty
Room  204 in the Long Hall

Make sure to get the group rate by listing CADBI when you register. Pay what you can. Sliding Scale ($10 suggested)

The Struggle to End Death by Incarceration in PA 

Over 5,300 Pennsylvanians are sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, otherwise known as death-by-incarceration (DBI). DBI  sentences deny the basic humanity of those serving this sentence, permanently exclude people from their families and communities, exacerbate the trauma and effects of violence, and impact communities of color even more disproportionately than other aspects of the criminal legal system. This panel will consist of three formerly incarcerated people who were released in the last year. They have collectively served 106 years in prison. We will focus on the need to end DBI sentences, the panelists experiences serving DBI sentences and transitioning back to life outside of prison, as well as experiences with the criminal legal system.

Panelists: Paulette Carrington sentenced to DBI at 16, served 40 years, Troy David sentenced to DBI at 17, served 33 years, Sharif Boyd sentenced to DBI at 16, served 36 years.

Facilitators: Yusef Jones and Tiffany Sizemore Thompson Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration (CADBI-West)

Sunday January 21  – 1 – 3pm  Meet & Greet  at the Thelma Lovette YMCA in the Hill 2114 Centre Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 
Join us for casual conversation, connecting and breaking bread. Come meet Paulette, Troy, Sharif and the newly formed Coalition to Abolish Death by Incarceration
 Let’s Build!  There will be light food and refreshments. 



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