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The Mayor of Graterford Film Screening

Thursday, February 20, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Free
The Mayor of Graterford

Documentary Film Screening & Panel

A discussion of prison reform and life without parole sentencing in PA

World Day of Social Justice – February 20, 2020 – 7 pm
Congregation Ohev Shalom
2 Chester Rd, Wallingford, PA 19086
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The documentary follows Tyrone Werts, a former Graterford prisoner nicknamed the “Mayor of Graterford” by other inmates at the facility, who was sentenced to life without parole in 1975 for second degree murder following a crime committed by his friend. During his time at Graterford, Tyrone received his GED, as well as a degree from Villanova University. He served more than 36 years with an impeccable prison record until his sentence was commuted in 2010. Commutation is the only outlet through which prisoners serving a life sentence can argue their case in hopes of gaining their freedom.

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Date:
Thursday, February 20
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Congregation Olev Shalom
2 Chester Road
Wallingford, PA 19086 United States
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