Inner Voices: The Story of Roach Brown
Inner Voices
Feb 19, 2016

At age 20, Roach Brown was convicted of murder and received a life sentence.  While in solitary confinement Roach wrote a poem in the dust under his bunk called “Christmas in Prison.” The poem evolved into a play called “Christmas in Time” and The Inner Voices drama group was formed. After 500 performances outside the gates of Lorton Reformatory, on Christmas Day 1975, Roach Brown received commutation from President Gerald Ford. That’s why every day is Christmas to Roach Brown.

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