Dawud Lee

David “Dawud” Lee

“I believe that we can collectively create light at the end of the tunnel, so that is one reason to keep fighting… My purpose travels well beyond my own self interest because I want to be a part of creating a truly just world for us all to share.”

David Lee

David “Dawud” Lee is a cofounder of One Hood United (a platform for uniting community activists with conscious prisoners) and a founding member of the Coalition to Abolish Death By Incarceration. He is also part of the LifeLines Project, and serves on Decarcerate PA’s Inside Advisory Board. Originally from Philadelphia, he has been serving a Death By Incarceration sentence for the last 30 years for a crime he did not commit. Over 25 of those years have been dedicated to educating himself and others, to utilizing his education in an effort to fight for his release from captivity, and to creating a truly liberated social arrangement here in the United States. He is a prolific writer, mentor, and friend to many on both sides of the prison walls.

Dawud on Death By Incarceration
Dawud on the LifeLines Project
Dawud on education and self empowerment
Dawud on mass incarceration