Portraits of Justice

The symposium features two keynotes: an afternoon presentation by Tyra Patterson and David Singleton of the Ohio Justice and Policy Center and an evening talk by Albert Woodfox, a member of the Angola 3 who was held in solitary confinement for 43 years in Louisiana. Throughout the day, there will be presentations by formerly incarcerated artists, activists, educators, and policy…

Heart Attack

This piece comes from chapter 5 of It Takes a Criminal. The superhero Writ Writer takes on the diabolical Captain Red Rock! Helping the hero are some female officers who could have started the #MeToo movement. This chapter put a spotlight on the murder of #JustinCampos, as well as New Jim Crow methods exercised in…

Psychographics

This piece is the corresponding art from chapter 9 of It Takes a Criminal. It gets into the psychological makeup of the beast that is the Department of Corrections, and observes it’s 4 circuits of consciousness.

Voters Come Out to Engage in the Topic of Prison Reform

The People packed the theatre to hear about what really happens behind bars. Prison reform is a bipartisan issue that affects people in all walks of life. It’s an issue that should be central to the Florida gubernatorial race as Governor Rick Scott, who is running for senate, leaves the prison system in shambles for…

Recommended Reading

Set in the tumultuous aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979, Remembering Akbar weaves together the stories of a group of characters who share a crowded death row cell in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. A teeming world is evoked vividly through the relationships, memories, and inner lives of these political prisoners, many of whom were eventually executed….

Tango

        Tango was the first ever “Moliere Expression”. The concept of this one revolves around my first writings on the criminal justice system and the corruption around prosecuting poor defendants. It was my first book entitled “United States Justice Tango: Dancing on the Dark Side of the Law”. While I eventually published…