Ex-Offenders Workshop @ PA Prison Society

The following audio clips were taken during a PA Prison Society peer group meeting. This group of ex offenders regularly meet once a month. On this particular night, Family Interrupted was the main topic. A big thank you to everyone who came out, and shared their experiences.

What family really means

Listen to What Family Means

They were the strong ones

Listen to 3

It was harder on my family

Listen to 4

You have the power

Listen to 5

Feeling Shame

Listen to 6

Incarcerated women get very few visits

Listen to 7

Changing perspectives

Listen to 8

The choices we made

Listen to 9

We’re serving time with you

Listen to 10

Speaking the same language

Listen to 12

Loss while incarcerated

Listen to 13

About Eric Okdeh

Eric Okdeh is a Philadelphia based muralist, who has been creating public art since 1998. After receiving his BFA in painting from Tyler School of Art, Eric chose to focus on mural work exclusively. Since 2002, in addition to his commissioned work, Eric has taught mural making classes to children and teens throughout the city as well as inmates at SCI Graterford Prison. The classes exist as leadership, teamwork, and skill building exercises which culminate in major mural projects. In an attempt to capture these significant community collaborations and interactions, Eric has developed this website and mural blog. The projects are journalized and documented in photographs and video clips to lend outside observers insight into the processes by which his murals come about. Eric has over 65 commissions throughout the city of Philadelphia and one in Seville, Spain. He has participated in mural projects in Tucson, Arizona and Los Angeles. His work is featured in four books about public and Mural art.
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