Annotated Tears: America's Auschwitz Vol. 1: Creative Writing Session at Folsom State Prison (Paperback)
The following is a collection of poems, the majority of which were written in California State Prison New Folsom.
About the Author
Talib Williams was sentenced to 50 years in prison after shooting a man who had tried to take his life just months before. Talib's motive was fear, not vengeance, but the circumstances in the case didn't concern the American justice system. A jury was settled upon, after every black person had been excused, and those alleged "peers" decided that the skateboarding 17-year old with nothing but a petty tagging charge should spend the rest of his life in prison. Since receiving a virtual death sentence, Williams has striven to rise above prison politics and better his life. He has authored three books while incarcerated, started a non-profit organization, became a respected Imam in the prison's Muslim community, facilitating a healthy spiritual development for practitioners of his faith, and facilitated a toxic masculinity workshop for inmates, which was the subject of a CNN documentary on Soledad State Prison called: 'The Feminist On Cellblock Y.' Talib was offered an early parole hearing for good behavior in 2017 and is currently awaiting the decision.