In Midst of Corona Pandemic, Prisoners Receive Copies of “Marking Time”

In the midst of a Coronavirus quarantine, an exclusive prisoner edition of Marking Time is finding its way to American prisoners. The spring of 2020 began the official release of Marking Time: Art In The Age Of Mass Incarceration by … Continue reading

Go to Bay View for an explosion of hope: Free the prisoners! House the homeless!

What are you doing during lockdown? We’re thinking revolution, and we invite you to join us. Yes, COVID-19 is a dire threat; 50 million people died in the 1918 flu pandemic. And yes, we have the best opportunity that Willie … Continue reading

Stanford University Provides Lecture on Art Made Behind America’s Prison Walls.

On Thursday, January 16th, on the campus of Stanford University’s Oshman Hall, in the McMurtry Building, from 5:30 pm, to 7:00 pm, will be a lecture from Rutgers University Professor, Nicole Fleetwood. Her lecture is a part of Stanford’s Department … Continue reading

Agnes Gund, Prison Art’s $100,000,000 Patron

In 2017, 81-year-old Agnes Gund, American philanthropist, arts patron, collector, and social justice warrior, revealed she sold her 1962 Roy Lichtenstein’s, Masterpiece, for $150 million. An art sale, placing it among the 15 highest works ever sold. In a move … Continue reading

The Prisoner Press and the Power to Inspire

In the winter of 2016, California prisoner, Donald “C-Note” Hooker, received local and national press (People), for his participation in the play he starred and co-wrote, Redemption In Our State of Blues. In the spring of 2016, he participated in … Continue reading

30-Days After Release, Prisoner Holds Fundraiser

Six years in the federal prison system and 18 years in the most notoriously violent prisons in the California prison system, this August saw the release of Min. King, William E. Brown a k a Pyeface. For those who do … Continue reading

Hurricane Harvey Told Through the Voice of the Prisoner-Artist

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. In five days it brought 60 inches of rain and damaged or destroyed 300,000 buildings. At the time, images were reporting residents of assisted living homes in waist-high water. But what was … Continue reading Continue reading

The Voice of Michael Brown Lives On in the Neo Jim Crow Art Movement

At the turn of the century, a young civil rights attorney saw a Northern California poster that read, “THE DRUG WAR IS THE NEW JIM CROW.” Ten years later, she would publish her seminal work, The New Jim Crow: Mass … Continue reading

Prison Is Punishment

by Brian Rooney But It Doesn’t have To Be “Punishing.” I get it. One commits a crime, you do the time. The old adage holds true. There seems to be the misconception that prison is some kind of day camp … Continue reading

Imprisoned Poet Heard CALL to End Mass Incarceration

University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA’s, CALL, Connecting Art and Law for Liberation, gave voice to incarcerated poets Continue reading