The beautiful thing about history is that it always is being written.
A monthly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. Just days after the U.S. Senate voted on a criminal justice reform bill that that is giving a much-needed push to de-incarcerate this nation’s prisons and jails, I find myself holding out hope on what it […]
As is often our practice, I invited Kevin into the space with me and he was able to participate by phone in the panel, which focused on Art as Healing, Justice, and Peace. We were joined by writing instructors and advocates in a conversation about art and its liberating role in our system of incarceration.
Although the Department of Corrections has said it has returned to “modified operations” at the Stillwater prison, family members report hearing from their incarcerated family of still very restricted activity and limited access to nutrition, rehabilitative programs, and the social interaction that promotes overall wellbeing.
I would like to urge everyone to take a moment and ask yourselves if you are living and working in your dreams. If so, how do you promote that liberation to others?
A biweekly column in which various contributors from both sides of prison walls explore common ground for effecting change. I organize because I have to. I organize because I believe that we are much more powerful together than we can ever be apart. I organize because I believe that individual power can change a moment, […]