We walk through the renewed lives of the incarcerated.
Hear us, and we all learn.
With Time We Can captures the raw stories of the incarcerated, we believe that success is coming to terms with the past, and understanding we shape our futures. W.T.W.C. is a media docu-series utilized to capture the raw prison experiences of the convicted, as they complete sentencing and leave with revitalized lives. The series grows with more re-entry stories back to their communities and become productive members of society. The goal of this docu-series is to bring an individual's story to the public about how the nation's prison system affects American culture. Explore our site and get in touch with our team if you have any questions.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer – Oct 2020
"...With a $25,000 grant from the Independence Foundation, [Lebrian] Brown hired voter-registration temps to staff the nonprofit five days a week during the daily lunchtime crush, when 300 or more visitors crowd in to grab meals, pick up mail, or inquire about other services. He looked for workers he thought visitors could relate to, like Hughes, who is also a regular guest at Broad Street..."
The Philadelphia Tribune – Oct 2020
"...as the coordinator for the new voter registration program at the nonprofit, Brown says he is helping those Black Philadelphians and others cast their ballots in the upcoming election to have their voices heard. “I feel real empowered. I feel like I’m giving my people the opportunity to speak up, speak out, get their voices heard and get involved,” Brown said..."
Philadelphia Reentry Coalition – Oct 2020
"...In the most recent episode, Michael Butler of the MANN UP program speaks incredibly bravely about being wrongfully convicted and serving 17 years because of it. He opens up about the traumatic events in his life that lead up to his incarceration, family struggles and preserving through prison by aligning himself with the MANN UP movement. – We're very proud of both Michael and LeBrian for speaking so honestly here, and for all the work they do in their daily lives to support people coming home..."
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“The genius of the current caste system, and what most distinguishes it from its predecessors, is that it appears voluntary. People choose to commit crimes, and that's why they are locked up or locked out, we are told. This feature makes the politics of responsibility particularly tempting, as it appears the system can be avoided with good behavior. But herein lies the trap. All people make mistakes. All of us are sinners. All of us are criminals. All of us violate the law at some point in our lives. In fact, if the worst thing you have ever done is speed ten miles over the speed limit on the freeway, you have put yourself and others at more risk of harm than someone smoking marijuana in the privacy of his or her living room. Yet there are people in the United States serving life sentences for first-time drug offenses, something virtually unheard of anywhere else in the world.”
— Michelle Alexander, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
“It is said that no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails. A nation should not be judged by how it treats its highest citizens, but its lowest ones.”
— Nelson Mandela
“I am convinced that imprisonment is a way of pretending to solve the problem of crime. It does nothing for the victims of crime, but perpetuates the idea of retribution, thus maintaining the endless cycle of violence in our culture. It is a cruel and useless substitute for the elimination of those conditions--poverty, unemployment, homelessness, desperation, racism, greed--which are at the root of most punished crime. The crimes of the rich and powerful go mostly unpunished.
It must surely be a tribute to the resilience of the human spirit that even a small number of those men and women in the hell of the prison system survive it and hold on to their humanity.”
— Howard Zinn, You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times