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Listen to the voices behind the wall

Posted on May 7th, 2010 by ccheever@private.bpl.org in Resources

The Teen room of the Mattapan branch is proud to announce a new display: “Messages from the Prisons”. As part of on-going violence prevention efforts, this display presents a collection of letters from people from the community who are currently incarcerated, or have been recently released along side some selected books from the library’s collection. Here are some choice quotes:

“The choices we make today can affect who you are and how you feel tomorrow.”

“The bottom line is that the war going on in our neighborhoods needs to stop. And why not start with you? The choices you make today can affect how you feel tomorrow. You know the difference between right and wrong. So make the right choices?”

“Ask anybody upstate how much ‘getting it’ got them. Five, ten, twenty years, natural life. It that’s what you want, go on.”

Want to get reconnected with someone in prison you’ve lost touch with? A friend, cousin, father, anyone? Leave a comment to this blog post of who you are looking for and your relation and we’ll work to help reconnect you.