The Lady Lifers:
A moving song from women in prison for life

TEDxMuncyStatePrison · 9:36 · Filmed Nov 2014
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The ten women in this chorus have all been sentenced to life in prison. They share a moving song about their experiences — one that reveals their hopes, regrets and fears. "I'm not an angel," sings one, "but I'm not the devil." Filmed at an independent TEDx event inside Muncy State Prison, it's a rare and poignant look inside the world of people imprisoned with no hope of parole. (Note: The prison's Office of Victim Advocacy has ensured that victims were treated fairly and respectfully around this TEDx event.)

A life sentence in Pennsylvania means exactly that; there is no possibility of parole. These women, all of whom have served decades in prison, sing about their lives on the inside. Full bio
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxMuncyStatePrison, an independent event. TED editors featured it among our selections on the home page.



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