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Ending Prolonged Solitary Confinement: Mariposa & the Saint - at Boston City Hall

Boston City Councilor Andrea J. Campbell & Prisoners’ Legal Services Present:

Mariposa & the Saint
Thursday, MARCH 23, 2017
Ianella Chamber
5th Floor, City Hall

Ending Prolonged Solitary Confinement:

Longtime friends and current collaborators, Sara (Mariposa) Fonseca and Julia Steele Allen, have written a play through the prison wall. Over the course of three years, crafted only by letters, they produced a story that is urgent, emotional and profound. 

Now, from inside the isolation of solitary confinement, Mariposa speaks directly to an audience. Her words will change you. Join co-writer Julia Steele Allen for a performance of this play followed by a discussion with advocates, activists, formerly incarcerated individuals, and their families. Learn how you can help end the torture of prolonged solitary confinement.

“Mariposa & the Saint is stunning - it speaks to the profound inhumanity and torture of solitary confinement as well as the incredible resilience of the human spirit. Mariposa’s story is one I now carry with me in a visceral and alive place. I believe the boldness with which it is shared in Julia’s performance, will open hearts to the moral necessity of ending the torture of solitary. This is a must-see, and a must-share. And it will stir a must-respond from all who encounter it.” -Rev. Laura Markle Downton

For more information, and video preview, visit or visit You may also contact Lizz Matos, Prisoners’ Legal Services, at

For questions concerning directions, space accesssibility, or anything else, please contact Councilor Campbell's office at 617-635-3131.