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

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

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

God Is A Woman

God Is A Woman is one of the many literary works by prisoners hoping to be published in the 57th issue of the Columbia Journal. Founded in 1977 by students in the Columbia University School of the Arts Graduate Writing … Continue reading

“No More Massacres,” How Solutions to America’s Gun Violence Can Be Found In It’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 [1]. Imprisoned for life at 16, Burnside had been greatly affected watching year after year, teens and … 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

Works In Coffee by Prisoners at Renowned New York Coffeehouse

“Everything Coffee,” is the name of a Prisoner Art exhibition curated by Treacy Ziegler of Prisoner Express. The exhibition consists of two shows; one in January of 2018 at Gimme Coffee’s Cayuga Street coffeehouse in Ithaca, New York; the other … Continue reading

MAJOR AMERICAN PRISONER ART EXHIBITION ON ALCATRAZ ISLE

After three years of formal application submissions to the Art in the Park Conservancy of San Francisco, Leslie Lakes, founder and C.E.O. of P.A.T.H. Prison Arts Touching Hearts, curates a major American prisoner art exhibition on the island of Alcatraz. … Continue reading