The Sacred Family

God created man as something free, a being with a purity of freedom, so-called. And as Lieutenant Garcia liked to say, a fool and his freedom are soon parted. More

Prison Memoirs

“The girls and the women here wanted to hear about my time in freedom outside the prison walls, but I could not wait to share my stories about my… More

Five Poems from Prison

In 2012, Alireza Roshan was incarcerated at Evin prison in Iran—known for housing political prisoners and dissidents—on charges of “incitement and collusion with intent to disrupt national security." He… More

The Chain

When the guard takes his seat, the bus begins its journey, pulling out onto a road that will quickly take it to the main highway. The internal lights go… More

Minutes Before Six

“You are going to have a rather interesting map of what a person goes through during the years preceding an execution. He ruminated, “Sometimes I think that the missing… More

Solitary Confinement

Most Americans don’t know that the Bureau of Prisons has the sole authority to put any prisoner in solitary confinement—or in any prison facility—for any amount of time under… More

from Kissing the Sword

“Don’t you all constantly claim that you’re opposed to America? Then why has news of the shuttle exploding upset you so much?” She looked at me wide-eyed and said,… More

Qatari Poet’s Sentence Reduced

A three-judge panel of Qatar’s court of appeal unanimously decided today to reduce poet Mohammad Ibn al-Dheeb al-Ajami’s life sentence to 15 years in prison for his poetry, still… More

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