In light of mass gun violence in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, we at Darealprisonart thought it would be a public good as a reminder that resolutions to gun violence could be found in America’s prisons
No More Massacres is a collaborative work of art, between imprisoned poet, Darryl Burnside, and the world’s most prolific prisoner-artist, Donald “C-Note” Hooker . Imprisoned for life at 16, Burnside had been greatly affected watching year after year, teens and pre-teens gunned down through mass gun violence.
Here are excerpts from an interview we will be publishing about Burnside’s poem, No More Massacres, his work in the Arts, and as a youth restorative justice leader.
DRPA: You wrote No More Massacres , tell us what that was about?
DB: Well, you see what’s going on in the world with Parkland, but for me, my journey began in 2008 in Pelican Bay. That’s when I saw the shooting of congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, and the death of Christina Taylor, the little girl that was present.
DRPA: We thought your story was interesting. Here you are imprisoned at 16, the same…
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