Let’s Get Free: The Women and Trans Prisoner Defense Committee

We are a group working to end Death by Incarceration (also known as life without parole sentencing), build a pathway out of the prisons back to our communities through commutation reform, support successful possibilities for people formerly and currently incarcerated, and shift to a culture of transformative justice.


Life sentences are death sentences in Pennsylvania. PA has one of the largest populations of people sentenced to die in prison in the US — 5,467.

The following videos are voices from women featured on our billboard – Tameka Flowers, Charmaine Pfender and Sarita Miller. The film Wide Open features Paulette Carrington, Starr Granger and Tameka Bell who came home from a life sentence after being sentenced as teenagers.

Art & Storytelling

Films, art shows and plays are some ways we lift up stories from people in prison.

Campaigns & Events

Learn about our current campaigns and upcoming events.

Connect to the Inside

Writing and visiting people in prison is important. Relationship-building is everything.

News

PILP Files Lawsuit Against DOC Officials on Behalf of Transgender Woman

PILP Files Lawsuit Against DOC Officials on Behalf of Transgender Woman Denied Healthcare, Surgery Contact: Donald (Dawn) Guthrie #MQ7942 SCI Mahanoy Alexandra Morgan-Kurtz, PA Institutional Law Project, (412) 434-6175 amorgan-kurtz@pailp.org On December 15, 2020 The Pennsylvania Institutional Law Project filed a lawsuit on behalf of Dawn Guthrie, a transgender woman who says she is being […]

Daughter’s Magazine

Daughter’s is a new magazine edited by Sarita Miller in collaboration with Let’s Get Free. The first issue was published in December of 2020. Due to printing and shipping troubles our community on the inside just started receiving their copies last month. It’s a wild success! You can download the first issue here. Message from […]

Reentry Revelations

RE-ENTRY REVELATIONS by AVIS LEE Friday, February 12, 2021 was by far the happiest day of my adult life. I left prison after serving 40-1/2 years, and 12 days of a Life Sentence with no parole (LWOP). As I traveled down the interstate I felt ecstatic, elated, overjoyed, jubilant and relieved. It was happening I […]

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460 Melwood Ave #300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213