Spoon Jackson, an inmate without the possibility of parole, asks us to “Forgive for our own good, our own balance, our own love and light.”
There is not a crisis of crime that fills our prisons; it is unjust conviction and sentencing. Can we re-envision the prison system?
“What just happened?” The court-appointed lawyer repeated Jackie Summers words, then replied tersely. “You got f***ed.”
Let’s make sure the wisdom of prison educators doesn’t get left out of a dialogue that has become water-cooler conversation across America.
A geese family, two youngsters, and a flute help revive Spoon Jackson’s inspiration.
Spoon Jackson speaks of nature from behind bars.
Spoon Jackson gives a glimpse into daily prison life and asks, “How can we heal without the arts?”
A new section of grass opened up an invitation to play some Yard football.
Spoon Jackson contemplates his life without parole
Small tokens take on oversized importance in the small, lonely cells of Donovan Correctional Center.
Loneliness is such a powerful feeling that it can often take away our desire to truly exist. Spoon Jackson reflects on this daily — behind bars.
Spoon Jackson does not define himself as a murderer, but by what he has done in the days since. How do you see him?
Injustices, large and small, abound in prison. California prison inmate Spoon Jackson, a teacher and poet, is wrongly identified as a gang member and placed on lockdown.
Private prisons highlight the disposability of men.