Writers Resist

In anticipation of the imminent inauguration of donald trump, today, Sunday, January 14th 2017, Prison Writes attended WRITERS RESIST, a ‘read in’ featuring famous authors and their writings held on the steps of the NYPL Bryant Park 42nd street branch. THANK YOU NYPL and ALL Libraries and Librarians for your commitment to the First Amendment, Freedom of Expression, and Freedom of Ideas. The days readers included, (not necessarily in this order) Eve Ensler, artist Art Spiegelman, journalist Masha Gessen, writer Jason Reynolds, “Democracy Now!” creator and host Amy Goodman, singer songwriters Laurie Anderson and Roseanne Cash, novelist Francine Prose, and former United States Poets Laureate Ri

My First Trip

Rafael is a Social Worker Intern and student at Bronx Community College who has spent approximately 10 years in and out of the New York City and State prison system. Rafael's goals and aspirations are to empower our communities and disrupt the Prison Industrial Complex. First, I would like to say I’m one of those inmates that both New York City and State Department of Corrections don’t want to speak out against them. And it’s not just because I was assaulted by them numerous times both mentally and physically with lawsuits and scars to prove them. No, it’s because I witnessed their capacity to commit horrendous acts of violence and hide it behind their badges and slogan “only the boldest.” A

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