top of page

Featured Work

See a selection of highlighted written articles, interviews/podcasts, and book publications by Lyle:

For all of Lyle's published work, see below:

“Prison is designed to break

one’s spirit and destroy one’s resolve. To do this, authorities attempt to exploit every weakness, demolish every initiative, negate all signs of individuality—all with the idea of stamping out that spark that makes each of us human and each of us who we are.”

-Nelson Mandela

“Imprisonment is increasingly used as a strategy of deflection of the underlying social problems--racism, poverty, unemployment, lack of education, and so on.”

-Angela Davis

Article:  College on death row: “Y’all aren’t here to be rehabilitated.”

Read Lyle's newest article on how he tackled education while in prison and the attacks on higher education posed by prison structures that he had to overcome. 

Published on Open Campus Media.  February 1, 2023

PC: Shutterstock

See actor Asia Dillon Kate read Lyle's essay at the Break Out: PEN Prison Writing Awards & Readings livestream (at 45:30)


Speech: Southern Criminal Justice Association Conference Speech 

"The RJA and North Carolina's Death Penalty"-- a speech on long-term imprisonment and the death penalty.

September 15, 2022

Screen Shot 2022-09-18 at 2.13.08 PM.png

Book: Crimson Letters: Voices from Death Row

Through thirty compelling essays written by four men serving death sentences in North Carolina, Crimson Letters brings to life one of the world’s most secretive and notorious places.

Screen Shot 2022-08-29 at 8.49.30 AM.png
bottom of page