Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Chris Hedges: Legalizing Tyranny

Mr. Fish / Truthdig. The students I teach in prison who have the longest sentences are, almost without exception, the ones who demanded a jury trial. If everyone charged with … Continue reading

March 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

Amy Roe: When Communities Say No One Should Stay in Jail Just Because They’re Poor

Five out of six people behind bars awaiting trial are there simply because they can’t afford bail. Community bail funds offer a solution. . When Dorothy Hinton-Adams was arrested for allegedly … Continue reading

November 29, 2017 · 1 Comment

Michael Simms: A Few of my Favorite Jailbirds

But I’m Starting a New Life: A Words without Walls Anthology, Anthony Ciotoli (ed.) Chatham University, Pittsburgh, 2015 Many important writers and poets have spent time in jail or prison, … Continue reading

July 30, 2015 · 9 Comments

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