"The Mayor of Graterford" Film Screening
A screening and dialogue exploring life without parole sentences and the realities of serving life in prison.
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.
Date And Time
Monday, November 18, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm EST
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave
Ritter Annex- Kiva Auditorium
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122
To learn more and register, click here.