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" The more transparent and truthful I became in my sharing of myself and my experiences, the more my voice resonated with people from all walks of life "

-Vivett Dukes

" Mass incarceration is affecting you too — whether you choose to acknowledge it or not." 


November 12, 2019

Here’s something I think people should know on Veterans Day about people incarcerated: There’s a lot of patriotic people incarcerated, and just because people have done something wrong doesn’t mean they don’t love their country. Oftentimes, society seems to buy into th...

October 31, 2019

It’s been one whole year since I’ve been home from prison. I’ve been faced with my own dreams and those dreams almost became nightmares.

Basically, I learned what kept me sane for almost 20 years of incarceration; has now haunted me while trying to pursue those dreams i...

February 28, 2019

I can hardly believe it’s been two years since I stood before all of you in Times Square and announced the launch of John’s and my grassroots organization, Speak Ya Truth. Do you remember that? I remember it like it was yesterday.
Since that time two years ago, Speak Y...

July 25, 2018

I had dreams for my daughter and none of these dreams had us separated by bars. 

When you’re incarcerated for a length of time, you see you’re child growing up through pictures. Watching my daughter mature from behind these walls has caused great pain. Pain felt by her....

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