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

VOTE IMAGE ON PROMINENT L.A. BILLBOARD

Affluence, provides you the space where you don’t have to see, hear, or smell, that which makes you uncomfortable. If you know someone who has lost a loved one to incarceration, might it have been related to policies from Lawmakers … 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

UCLA’S Spring Art Festival, Renewal CALL to End Mass Incarceration.

CALL: “Connecting Art and Law for Liberation,” University of California, Los Angeles, UCLA’s inaugural Spring art fair, brings a fresh renewal to philanthropist Agnes Gund’s ideal to end mass incarceration through art. Continue reading

Philadelphia Form Holds Portraits of Justice Symposium

Portraits of Justice is a daylong symposium that will engage the public in reimagining the criminal justice system through the lens of art, advocacy, and policy reform. A diverse and robust roster of directly impacted artists, practitioners, government officials, and … Continue reading

WOULD ARETHA HAVE RENDERED, THIS IMPRISONED, BLACK POET’S RENDITION, OF “MY COUNTRY TIS OF THEE”?

In 2017, at the annual Congressional Black Caucus, Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee stated, “Mass incarceration is the Civil Rights of our time.” Would 20th century civil rights activists Aretha Franklin had lent her voice to the 21st century version of “My Country Tis of Thee,” whose opening stanza is “My Country, is Still not Free”? Continue reading

WRONGLY CONVICTED DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED NEAR DEAF-MUTE NEEDS LEGAL HELP

We are writing this appeal for legal services on behalf of Ivan Warren, an illiterate, developmentally disabled, near deaf-mute, schizophrenic, California State prisoner. Ivan found himself in trouble with the law when three non-intimate associates needed to find themselves a … Continue reading