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…

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….

Pills and Potion

Pills and Potion is a chapter from my book, “It Takes a Criminal to Know One” – dedicated to my experiences at Cross City Correctional Institution. The artwork itself is a riddle I’ve composed, meant to be decoded as each chapter is read, making for a more engaging read. This is actually one of my personal…

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…

Only in America

This is the Honorable Mark Walker, a federal judge for the Northern District of Florida, Tallahassee Division. On August 11th, 2017, I stood before him in a pending case. For the first time in my life, I was a party in a trial proceeding, and I was not the defendant. I was the prosecutor. So…

The Verdict

The Verdict was my reflection upon the gripping charade of the trial process. So much more goes into it than television would have you believe. Again, this is another one to be decoded through reading. However, I will give you a piece of the puzzle: can you see the man in the hoodie smoking the blunt?…

Victory: 11mg Pill

The 11mg Pill is another chapter from “It Takes a Criminal to Know One”. It’s my dedication to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. They published a federal case law about me and ruled completely in my favor. It became a legendary law amongst the inmate population because I was victorious over the system. I…

Anatomy of the State

Anatomy is Chapter 1 of “It Takes a Criminal to Know One”. The book is one big surgical operation performed on a “Subject”, the state of Florida. I liken the system to a dreadful creature that is alive and suffering from a self-induced infection. Throughout the journey in the book, we analyze the “Subject” and…

Mind Game

When you hear the term “Mind Game”, it wouldn’t be difficult to think of some type of trick being played. When I decided to use this term, it had nothing at all to do with illusions. Mind Game is a reflection of my introduction to politics. In 2008 I passed my time behind bars listening…

Road Trip

Road Trip is not from “It Takes a Criminal to Know One”. It’s from another book I’ve written. It was done in confinement on the back of a ripped folder and it shows on the right hand side. It’s a reflection of a time that I was transported far from home for the first time….

White, Blood, and Cells

As you’ve probably guessed by now, this is a pretty racially charged piece. Being from Florida, I am not inexperienced to racism. However, I quickly learned that there are degrees to that stuff. White, Blood, and Cells comes from “It Takes a Criminal to Know One”. It was about my experience at Holmes CI in…

Gone

Gone is the reality check. The big one. It’s not a part of “It Takes a Criminal to Know One”. It’s an interpretation of the end of my mentality as a civilian. It’s an interpretation of my introduction to the ugliness of incarceration, from diabolical inmates to nasty guards. I had gotten a taste of…

Good Die Young

Have you ever had a real friend? I don’t mean someone you went fishing with on Sundays. I mean someone you can depend on if you catch a flat tire in Timbuktu. Someone who knows what you feel without you saying anything. Someone with whom you can never be a burden. Someone who will support…

Rage

This is another image from the upcoming sci-fi/fantasy series. I stopped working on it because, like the Naurthex, the artwork for each chapter will be in full color. Again, this was deemed unauthorized content, but this character’s rage simply inspired too much awe not to be afforded a feature. Want to know what those symbols…