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Incarceration

The Sun Interview

The Power Of Story

Jared Seide On How Listening To Each Other Can Restore Our Humanity

People want to celebrate the things that symbolize generosity and goodness in their lives. To share that with others and have others understand that this means something to you — that’s an extraordinary act of communion.

By Hazel Kight Witham June 2020
One Nation, Indivisible

June 2020

Featuring Michael Meade, Pema Chödrön, Peter A. Selwyn, and more.

June 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Recipe For Strawberry Bliss

Learn the word ennui. Resolve to do something meaningful with your life. Do something selfish and stupid instead. Go to prison.

By Steven Stampone March 2020
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Stolen Time

Blind luck put me on this yard where the men have decided to make good use of the empty time forced upon us by the state. Yard A is downright peaceful, nothing like the prison yards where racist convicts stab and assault people.

By Saint James Harris Wood September 2019
Readers Write

Moving On

A mother’s memories, a child’s fears, a dead man’s secrets

By Our Readers December 2018
One Nation, Indivisible

September 2018

Featuring Akhim Yuseff Cabey, Ross Gay, Charlotte D. Staelin, and more.

September 2018
Quotations

Sunbeams

I learned a history not then written in books but one passed from generation to generation on the steps of moonlit porches and beside dying fires in one-room houses, a history of great-grandparents and of slavery and of the days following slavery; of those who lived still not free, yet who would not let their spirits be enslaved.

Mildred D. Taylor

September 2018
One Nation, Indivisible

A More Perfect Union

Tom Hayden On Democracy And Redemption

You can’t just change consciousness and expect that institutions will follow. They’ve got to be overthrown, replaced, altered.

By Tim McKee January 2018
The Sun Interview

Jailhouse Blues

Henry Robinett On Teaching Inmates To Play The Guitar

These guys are allowed almost no dignity. As far as I’m concerned, their sentence is their punishment. They aren’t supposed to be treated cruelly on top of that.

By Aaron Carnes October 2017
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

The Nesting Ground

After fifteen years in prison I was beginning to assume my life couldn’t get any more lopsided and annoying, but now some cruel functionary has started a war against the local swallows.

By Saint James Harris Wood October 2017