This Persuasive speech “Prisoners – an Amnesty approach” is suitable for a rhetoric class or indeed a general audience. It persuades us that prisoners of conscience should not be tortured or imprisoned if they do not advocate violence. In many parts of the world this is happening daily and Amnesty speaks out on their behalf. It speaks out for those who simply disappear, for women who are raped by militia and for children used to test land for mines. It speaks out for those with no voice of their own. This speech persuades us that we should support the work of Amnesty in this field even in our own democracies where people are often in prison who should be in mental hospitals. This Persuasive speech “Prisoners – an amnesty approach” has as its ending an unusual and intriguing poem.