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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." 

VIVETT'S BLOG

June 23, 2017

The average member of society has no clue how prisoners get treated, and sometimes members of the public think that they're treated better than they really are. That's been a prevailing truth that my husband John, a man currently incarcerated in a maximum security pris...

June 19, 2017

I spent Father's Day at Sing Sing Correctional Facility on a date with my husband, who is incarcerated there. Our two daughters were there, as well. We had a lovely time together, playing Scrabble, eating chicken wings and potato wedges (something newly added to the ve...

June 11, 2017

Everyday for the past two years, John and I have written letters back and forth between us to keep the lines of communication open and the bond of love strong in our marriage. All of our communication is monitored so, at times, that can hinder us from being truly free...

June 1, 2017

A fair and speedy trial is a right, not a luxury and we are pushing for the Kalief Browder bill to pass into law. The law deals with the lack of a speedy trial for too many people who've been arrested. This is supposed to be a right; however, by NY not having one in pl...

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