No Way Home: Norristown Film Screening and Panel Discussion
Start: Friday, July 14, 2023• 6:30 PM
End: Friday, July 14, 2023• 9:00 PM
Amistad Law Project and Straight Ahead will host the first Montgomery County screening of No Way Home, a documentary about the movement to end Life Without Parole in Pennsylvania and a mother’s struggle to reunite her family.
No Way Home traces the story of dual victim Lorraine Haw, known as Mrs. Dee Dee. A leader in the movement to end mass incarceration in Pennsylvania, Mrs. Dee Dee’s story reflects the experiences of thousands of people in Pennsylvania who simultaneously sit on both sides of the gun violence epidemic: having lost loved ones to gun violence and also having lost loved ones to the carceral system.
Life without parole has tragically impacted the lives of thousands of people in PA. The lives of many people have been stripped of a second chance and they are expected to die in prison. We cannot forget that current and formerly incarcerated people are human beings, and we all make mistakes. Serving life without parole is a heinous punishment and we need your help to push for change within the system. One way that we can create a transformative and restorative criminal justice system for lifers is through second chance legislation.
Second chance legislation is a way to bring loved ones home from prison who have been impacted by the carceral system and reduce the rates of death by incarceration (DBI). The impact of past convictions on individuals can be far-reaching, hindering their reintegration into society and perpetuating a cycle of recidivism. To address these challenges and the harm it has caused to communities, second chance legislation in PA has emerged as a crucial tool for granting opportunities as well as restoring dignity and a sense of community.
Join us on Friday, July 14 for the official Montgomery County screening of No Way Home and a community discussion on life without parole and the need for second chances in PA's prisons.