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The Opening Statement is a free quarterly newsletter that features articles written by those currently imprisoned by the state of Michigan. We publish poetry, political writing and opinion pieces, as well as other relevant pieces by non-incarcerate authors. We include author names (legal name in parenthesis, required for prisoner mail) and MDOC numbers below to encourage writing to folks whose pieces inspire you. Check out the Pen Pal page for tips on writing to someone inside.
Articles and Authors listed below:
Reinventing Slavery through Mass Incarceration by Randal LeFevre #289197
The Psychological Warfare of Segregation in the United Snakes of Amerikkka Prisons by Ahjamu Baruti (Richard Carter) #178539