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PEN Hails Release of Saudi Reformers

PEN American Center hailed the release today of Ali Al-Domaini, a leading Saudi literary figure who was one of three prominent intellectuals imprisoned for criticizing the pace and reach… More

The Kingdom and the Power

The news yesterday that King Fahd of Saudi Arabia had died sent only minor ripples through Wall Street, and caused few jitters in the already nervous energy markets. That… More

Huntsville Homecoming

He sits on the stoop outside the main door of the Walls, the oldest and principal administrative unit of the Texas penal system.Trembling, he clutches a worn and faded… More

Suffer the Little Children

On a night when it's actually quiet enough to hear my own thoughts, after the lights have gone dim, my eyes burn red from reading one too many pages.… More

Life Under the Knife

My job in the library was my only peace in prison. The library was a little room, it couldn’t have been more then the size of a rich person’s… More

Countdown in Fear

We call him Little Z. Today he received in the mail the news he had been fearing, word from the trial court that he has been assigned an execution… More

Covenants

Teacher . . . Teacher. What it mean when I wearing an orange color suit and I standing in front of me auntie house and the house be white… More

The Horizon Rises

Wednesday. It is Wednesday, isn’t it? What happened to Saturday? Did it devour Sunday and Monday and Tuesday, and was it now hungrily eyeing Wednesday’s infant morning? This savage… More

Prison Sexuality

Many will consider this a perverse subject, one they would rather ignore than discuss. To do so is to deny nature. For those concerned with the health and well-being… More

Mascara

When the cell door opened, I was deep in a comfortable sleep. My eyes opened on instinct alone. There could only be one of several reasons for this blasphemous… More