Herman’s House: Resisting the Cage

July 08, 2013 at 12:04 pm by: nancy a heitzeg Category: Civil Rights, Criminal Defense, Criminal Injustice Series, Intersectionality, Prison Industrial Complex, Prisoner Rights

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Herman Wallace may be the longest-serving prisoner in solitary confinement in the United States—he’s spent more than 40 years in a 6-by-9-foot cell in Louisiana. Imprisoned in 1967 for a robbery he admits, he was subsequently sentenced to life for a killing he vehemently denies. Herman’s House is a moving account of the remarkable expression his struggle found in an unusual project proposed by artist Jackie Sumell. Imagining Wallace’s “dream home” began as a game and became an interrogation of justice and punishment in America. The film takes us inside the duo’s unlikely 12-year friendship, revealing the transformative power of art. Premiering on PBS’s POV July 8, 2013.

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With Gratitude,

The Herman's House Team

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

Pelican Bay Hunger Strike also resumes today:

Support for the California Prison Hunger Strikers and their struggle to win their 5 Core Demands.

As you probably know, they will be resuming their strike on Monday July 8th, unless the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) enters into accountable and good faith negotiations with them. We need your support now more than ever!

To add your voice to our updated petition, please click here:

To learn more about the strike visit:

To take a Pledge of Resistance, visit:

nancy a heitzeg
nancy a heitzeg moderator

@Hermans House Thank you for your committment -- all the best