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.
Spoon Jackson remembers the days before free TV pacified prison culture.
The United States leads the world in incarceration rates of its citizens. Is America really home of the free?
After 35 years of incarceration, Spoon Jackson says, “I have never adjusted to being caged.”
Spoon Jackson welcomes Spring with the declaration that “There is still beauty in cell bars.”
Spoon Jackson, who has served 34 years of a life sentence in prison, faces the reality of his fate.
GMP Poet Spoon Jackson is one of the subjects of Michel Wenzler’s complex portrait of prison life, in its US premiere at MOMA on February 20.
While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.
Spoon Jackson has been behind bars since 1977, and trying to tell his story in poetry for much of that time. He spoke to the Good Men Project about what he does and why.