Where do Popsickles Go When Dey Die?

(where do popsickles go when dey die?)Or/De SunflowerOnce dere was a small-town Girl.Who used to run barefoot’ddown shoe-beaten pathsDiggin her toes into warm moist’d sandup ‘n down country roads…smilin… More

Turmoil

Richard Knox139-896PO Box 69London, OH 43140TurmoilAs I sit within my cell…within the mess I’ve madeI sense another self inside amused at dreams mislaidDreams and plans—and intentions gone astrayAnd I… More

Soliloquy In A Cell

Nothing seems to be anything but a total miscarriage lost in the stigma of pronouncing due process. ‘Branded’ Sank’s scars depress a prisoner of society.“A good man can be… More

The Chuck

Orville E. SpicerDrawer N-50570Trenton, NJ 08625 I have been brought up on charges of thumbing my nose at two Officers. Now, can anyone believe such a think? No! The most… More

Brown Grave, And Me

Phillip James Roberson(pen name: Kamara Mtengenzaji)Box No. B-27585Represa, CA 95671 The First time I ever saw Brown Gravy was back in the Summer of 1958. I was in the Los… More

A Better Way

“A NATION THAT CANNOT APPLY NEW REMEDIES MUST EXPECT NEW EVILS” - Sir Francis BaconCan prisons be abolished? Not yet. There are still offenders in our prison system that… More

And I Was Small

Clarence Rice # 63456Box CWaupun, Wisconsin 53963AND I WAS SMALLNeon sign blinking: GOLDBAR. GOLDBAR. On/off. On/off. On/off. I stood watching. Thinking. Almost hypnotized. Off/on Off/on Off/on GOLDBAR GOLDBAR GOLDBAR. … More

The Technological Revolution

The 20th century will be remembered in the annals of history as the “Technological Revolution”. Industrial-Capitalism which seen in it’s birth in the 19th century in England, and spread… More

Payday

Daniel J. BourneBox 2Lansing, Kansas66042It was still dark when Cato Johnson awoke. He picked up an old newspaper that lay on the floor, and fanned himself vigorously. The exertion… More

Strip Search

William Miller88A043 B-5-26Box BDannemora, NY 12929Strip SearchI am standing nudeto the leftof a half open windowin the middle of Octoberand the cool airchills melike an artificial kiss.I am being… More