A geese family, two youngsters, and a flute help revive Spoon Jackson’s inspiration.
Poet Behind Bars
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?”
Spoon Jackson contemplates his life without parole
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’s view of the world from Folsom State Prison is framed by a 3″x3′ tall window.
Spoon Jackson does not define himself as a murderer, but by what he has done in the days since. How do you see him?
Spoon Jackson writes, “I believe art is waiting to come out when allowed the room to flow up.”
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.
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.
Kenneth E. Hartman’s anthology sheds light on the other death penalty: life without parole.
After Rosanne Cash’s visit, Spoon Jackson receives an opportunity to speak to troubled youth from within prison.
A lover of birds dreams he can fly and talk to animals … and that his human brothers and sisters might learn to forgive him.
After 35 years of incarceration, Spoon Jackson says, “I have never adjusted to being caged.”
Forty years after the late musician Johnny Cash performed “Folsom Blues” in the Folsom Prison Library, his daughter returns and meets GMP poet Spoon Jackson.