Beccaria is a chapbook of poetry which brings awareness to the death penalty in Pennsylvania. The chapbook is a compilation of the art and poetry of murder victims' family members, current death row inmates and exonerated death row prisoners. The first printing of the chapbook was funded through a Leeway Art and Change Grant. This project is to fund the second printing and will be available for purchase and available for the first time to prison inmates by May 2012.
The Leeway Foundation site states the intention of the chapbook "is to make a powerful artistic statement that could potentially encourage those that read it to consider whether the death penalty truly serves the needs of victims or the community at large."
Delbert Tibbs, David Keaton, Mary DeWitt, Reginald Lewis, Jan Williams, Devon Williams, Elizabeth Johnson, Hasan Shakur, Aja Beech
A review of Beccaria appears in the February edition of Graterfriends and can be viewed by going to this web address
http://www.prisonsociety.org/pubs/gf/gf_2012_02.pdf or visiting the blog stopkillingpa.blogspot.com
Exceprts of Beccaria can be seen at Apiary Magazine at apiarymagazine.com
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