OPENING STATEMENT – SUMMER 2019  (CLICK THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD PDF)

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:

  • My Truth is My Currency Marcus Makulski aka Delray Bone #382583
  • We Cannot Shut Out People Who Are Suffering: The Opposite of Harm is Not Punishment, It’s Education Jamal Hammond
  • 2018 Book Club: Dawn By Octavia Butler TOS Editorial Team
  • Humanity, Mediation, and Civilization: A Review of Octavia E. Butler’s Dawn (New York: Warner (1987)) Rand W. Gould #187131
  • Reflections on Dawn Randall LeFevre #289197
  • Every Day Malcolm J Allen #970241
  • The Significance of Time Carlos Duan King #222974
  • Correct Daniel Canfield #978427
  • A ‘Cross’ Amerika Oku K. aka Black Jesuz
  • Announcing the 2019 Book Club: The Fire Next Time TOS Editorial Team

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