Death by Dominoes

The maximum-security prison was a depraved place, a hermetic kingdom of the damned, haunted by its own terrible spirit. It was a hulking brute of a building, stout as… More

Conviction

Ben didn’t know his way out, so I’ve had to show him. And I couldn’t have done it without your help. For that, I’m not going to kill you. More

People I Know

They are girls in buffalo stances, / that dance for men they hate, / who even sometimes hate themselves, / but still paint the pain on in the morning… More

Peers

I’d fail anyway. We smoke almost every day. I still feel the last time from this afternoon, a little bit. There’s no escape ... I might as well go… More

The High Desert Sessions

Time rather than education is the great leveler, Li. Eventually you’ll come around to my way of thinking, everyone will. You are definitely on the wrong side of history,… More

Midnight at the Manatee

Thirty-nine inches from tip to tip, / it must have weighed, I bet, almost forty pounds. / You teased me as we passed another angler, offering / to… More

The Race to Incarcerate

Four panels from the graphic retelling of Marc Mauer's 2006 book Race to Incarcerate, illustrated by Sabrina Jones and forthcoming from New Press in April 2013. More

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