Opening Statement – Summer 2018 (PDF)

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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:

First We Must Refuse at Any Cost by Jamal Hammond
Period of Time by Michael Parker #210492
Transgender Blues by Shannon Shivhan (Sean Roden) #22315
Self Worth, Community, and Choice by Marcus Makulski A.K.A Delray Bonez #382583
A Good Time for a Good Time by Kwesi Damani Kojo Osundara
Protest Poetry by Mangaaka Ade (Calvin Westerfield) #633261

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