A former consumer of corrections services, John Nelson knows a thing or two about prison overcrowding—and the men who hope to find rehabilitation when they get there.
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.
You can help raise awareness among policymakers of the cruelty of life without parole.
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.