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THE LADY LIFERS Sing About Life In Prison

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Have you heard of the TED Talks series? The inspirational talks have grown into a popular video series and can be an incredible resource for those looking to expand their horizons on topics they may not already be familiar with or learn a different side to a story they think that they already know. According to their website, “TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. ”

In November 2014, a group of women known as The Lady Lifers took to the TEDx stage inside Muncy State Prison to sing about their experiences. These women have all been sentenced to life in prison and in Pennsylvania there is no chance at parole. Of the ten women who make up The Lady Lifers, many have been incarcerated for well over twenty years, and inmate Trina Garnett has been in prison since she was fourteen years old. After their powerful song, the women who have been primarily known by their inmate numbers definitively state their names and declare, “This is not my home.”

The Washington Post recently made the argument

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