Cecilia Conley, “wife of a lifer,” is the CEO of Designed Conviction , a social enterprise.
She is also the co-host of Life of a Lifer, the podcast.
She aims to spread awareness and reach the general public, clueless about mass incarceration’s cruel reality.
Born in Mexico, she moved to the US in 2012. In 2015 she found out about the existence of penpal websites for inmates and started writing Taylor Conley, a man serving life without parole in Washington State. Before that, she never asked herself what happened with the men and women found guilty on trial. She never wondered if the length of the sentence made sense, let alone even to doubt the jury’s verdict.
Her relationship with Taylor provided an insight into a reality she ignored; things aren’t black and white, and inmates are people that deserve another chance.
A year later, around the 11th year of Taylor’s life in prison, Cecilia married Taylor and became a “prison wife.”
Today she advocates for the end death penalty, life sentences, and in-fact, sentences longer than 20 years. Through her Youtube show and social media, she acknowledges that our current prison system will require intensive reform to make this happen. It should be about rehabilitation, not punishment, based on science rather than feelings.
CEO of Designed Conviction, a Social Enterprise
The Social Enterprise
Designed Conviction offers professional Creative Design, Web Design, and other creative services to give a voice to and promote the rehabilitation of incarcerated/formerly incarcerated individuals.
Designed Conviction is a social enterprise with a mission to break the stigma around incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals and promote positive rehabilitation through art, media, and marketing design.
Life of a Lifer the podcast tells the world about what happens to those serving long terms in prison, about those serving life sentences without parole, and those who are out now.
Designed Conviction the magazine is filled with profiles of writers/artists and through all channels is working to promote the positive works of incarcerated individuals
The YouTube Channel
Let’s talk about incarceration in the US! #prisonreform is overdue. That is why we are bringing a new perspective on the subject!.
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