Philadelphia Speakers
  • Tyrone Werts: After serving 36 years at Graterford prison, Tyrone Werts was released and now works for the Inside Out Prison Exchange Program at Temple.
  • Dr. Breea Willngham: is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Plattsburgh State University of New York. Her research areas include women's prison writing, higher education in prison, Black women and police violence, the impact of incarceration on Black fathers and their children, and race and crime. Dr. Willingham worked as a newspaper reporter covering crime and education for 10 years before entering academia. She is currently writing a book on Black women and police violence.
  • Dr. John Graham: Cultivated strategic institutional partnerships that broadened the programmatic reach of the Center with course offerings at off-site locations: College Prep reading, writing and mathematics at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, High School Equivalency and College Prep at Rikers Island through the City of New York Department of Correction, Pre-High School Equivalency at Covenant House – the largest homeless shelter in the nation and English as a Second Language (ESL) at Community League of the Heights.
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