Responses to The Fire Inside from Men Prisoners


We received letters from men in various prisons who have seen The Fire Inside. Those men take it on themselves to build solidarity with their sisters behind the walls. They actively fight the perception that women get “less time” than men, which is inherently false. Robert, for example, writes, “the women suffer more abuses than men would ever tolerate, and it is rare that you hear of a women’s prison where a medical crisis exists which is handled before the woman-or women-are damn near dead.” Paul proposed to establish a commissary fund to which men in prison could contribute money for women prisoners’ necessities. Juan said “our beautiful women in struggle behind the wall are an inspiration for every prisoner who wishes to achieve a positive outlook and keep fighting against brutality and inhumane treatment.”