Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Penn State Public Broadcasting recently produced an interview with Tyrone Werts; in 1975 Tyrone Werts was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Then, in 2010, after thirty-six years as a model prisoner, his sentence was commuted by former-Governor Ed Rendell. Werts now works as a consultant to the Philadelphia Public Defenders Association and with the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program at Temple University.
In the interview, Werts discusses his long road out of prison, his thoughts on Pennsylvania's "life means life" policy, and his reflections on justice five-year period in juvenile detention facilities around the country. The interview along with information about Werts can be found at:http://conversations.psu.edu/