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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 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:
A Conversation with Rehabilitation by James Washington #303575
Tax Funded Bullying? by Shannon Shivhan (Sean Roden) #222315
Until We Win: Black Labor and Liberation in the Disposable Era by Kali Akuno
Presente by Oku Kahlo
Inside Michigan Prisons: Overview and Analysis of Structure and Conditions by Rand W. Gould #187131