How Covid Impacts Prison Art Exhibits

During calendar year 2020 in the United States, the Coronavirus pandemic has shut down Prison Art exhibits, as well as, Prison Art book promotions. Unlike running an errand to the grocery store with a wish list, some written, some created … Continue reading

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

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

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

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

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

“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