6/24/2017

Spoon's poetry in German

For the first time Spoon has poems translated in another language.

"Felsentauben erwachen auf Zellenblock 8" are poems translated to German by Rainer Komers and edited by Jürgen Brôcan. Both are active in "Edition Offenes Feld", a group of writers and filmmakers. The book was published June 1st 2017.

The publisher BoD announces the book:
"Spoon Jackson's poems are, as his translator Rainer Komers writes, 'stiffs' *, written in lines, personally and directly,” they are straightforward messages from a reality that feels like raw meat. Jackson's poems are not focused on the prison life, but on the individual who has to live his life there, without any prospect of pardon, but always striving to preserve human dignity. Through the observation of nature and the memory of his youth, Spoon Jackson keeps his chin up and gives the reader irrevocable hope."
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*"a stiff", or "kassiber" in German, is a secret message smuggled out of a prison by a (political) prisoner. The word has a Hebrew origin.

You can order the book at:
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5/02/2017

The POPS song (Pain Of the Prison System)

We heal our pain
With our love and light
And flow with all our might
Through the darkest night—
We shine like stars

Pain of the prison system
POPS – a place where we all let go
And let ourselves flow
A place where we can let go
And not be ashamed or put on a show

Cracks in the family
Cracks in the heart
Cracks in the soul
Cracks in the wall

Like the brilliant POPS people
We are—we learn how to fall
And still stand tall
And we learn how to fall
Without hurting ourselves

We heal our pain
With our love and light
And flow with all our might
Through the darkest night
We shine like stars

Cracks in the walls
From the storms life can bring
When caught up in the pain

We fall and get up, we fall
We fall and get up and learn how
To fall without hurting ourselves

We learn how to glow
Through the sting
Life can bring—we grow wings
And strive above the strife

Like the brilliant POPS people
We are—we let go
And not be ashamed or put on a show
We channel the pain
Into a creative thing

We heal our pain
With love and light
And flow with all our might
Through the darkest night

We heal our pain
With love and light
And flow with all our might
Through the darkest night
We shine like stars
We shine, We shine

 Spoon Jackson, March 2017
dedicated to POPS The Club (Pain Of the Prison System)


4/02/2017

Latest on clemency chance and support

Ok latest news. The warden has done her part of the job. Now the rest lies with the Governor. If anyone still wants to send a support letter it's only to the Governor!

Include the commutation application case number: COM - 2009 – 14, and use Spoon's given name and cdc number: Stanley Jackson B92377!

Send to:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
USA

2/22/2017

New chance for freedom, CLEMENCY!

Spoon just sent an urgent message;  he has a chance to get out of prison because Governor Jerry Brown has actually started commuting some LWOP sentences, three men at Lancaster prison got theirs approved this week!
Spoon sent a commutation petition to the Governor in 2014. 


Now he’s asking everyone who knows him to please write the warden, DEBBIE ASUNCION and ask her to put Stanley Jackson B92377 ON THE LIST FOR CLEMENCY!
Include the commutation application case number: COM - 2009 – 14, and use Spoon's given name and cdc number: Stanley Jackson B92377!

This is the address for legal mail to the prison:

Warden DEBBIE ASUNCION
CSP - Los Angeles County
PO BOX 8457
Lancaster, CA 93539-8457
USA


Feel free to use parts of this support letter (not all, it’s far too long!): 

http://realnessnetwork.blogspot.se/2015/04/a-commutation-support-letter.html

2/03/2017

Beyond The Box Writing Workshop

If you are interested in doing a writing workshop with Spoon, write a letter and work out arrangements with him, you can have snail mail correspondence, set up a prepaid phone call to prison connection and/or arrange a visit. 

Spoon Jackson B92377 
CSP - LAC, A5-105
P.O. Box 4430 Lancaster
CA 93539-4430 
USA