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Captivating Conversations: David Steece

Join the Old Idaho Penitentiary for a Captivating Conversation with David Steece, author of Twenty to Life: Essays of a man’s journey to change throughout his incarceration.

While serving a twenty-year sentence for murder in the Idaho prison system, David Steece underwent a profound transformation. In 2003, he entered the system as a white supremacist, and became a high-ranking gang leader, but in 2012 he had a profound revelation that made him question all his beliefs and assumptions. This awakening led him to renounce racism and to speak out against hatred. What originated as a series of Facebook posts grew into this book of essays that is the chronicle of his journey.

This event is FREE. Pre-register online or arrive at the Old Idaho Penitentiary by 6:30 pm on Friday, December 1, 2023.

Event: Friday, December 1, 2023. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentation begins at 6:30 pm. Site closes at 8:00 pm. Arrive early to explore the site and grab complimentary refreshments before the conversation begins.

Copies of “Twenty to Life” will be available for sale in the Souvenir Confinement store.

“Captivating Conversations” is an ongoing lecture series, hosted by the Old Idaho Penitentiary and featuring a variety of guest speakers and topics ranging from the history of the Idaho State Penitentiary to the issues facing correctional institutions today.


Dec 01 2023


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

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