My name is Arthur Wyche and I’m serving a DBI sentence, which the public calls it a (Life Sentence) and we call it a Death By Incarceration Sentence. I must say in the beginning of this sentence, I felt different than I do today. I uses to blame everyone but the person I looked at in the mirror. It started for me back in the winter of (1991). I’ll never forget that night, it play’s in my head like the movie “Groundhog Day”. I went to help a family member, who was having a Domestic Dispute with there boyfriend. In the process of trying to get him out of the house, a knife and a gun was pulled and a life was lost. It’s not a day that goes by that I don’t think about the victim in my case. So over the years, I was trying to find away to redeem myself for what I’ve done. I started with volunteering my time, helping guy’s get there GED here at the prison.
I also do Hospice Volunteer work here at Graterford Prison, ( see article – from Daily News ) at the bottom of this story. My favorite job that I do is being a CPS worker / Certified Peer Support. I work with the Mental Health residents. I help them with problems they may be having, I also help them get through the day without incident. My days is long but it’s worth it at the end of the day, because I’m making a difference in the world. I just love helping people because it just moves my heart and puts a smile there. One more thing, I also helped myself and took the test and passed, that’s right I got my GED too.