Kevin Deutsch

The Cost

Crack was the atomic bomb of the ghetto. And the scariest part was, any fool could build that bomb. —Marcus Jackson At forty-five years old and counting, the nationwide Bloods–Crips conflict has gone on longer than any war in the history of the United States. It’s claimed approximately 20,000 lives,2 most of them young black […]

Prison Stories

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Penitentiary Justice by Judge Broman

“Yo Hipster, that knew guy is a fuckin cho-mo!” Stanley, a 60-year-old bank robber from Boston says to me as soon as I came inside from rec. “Who?” I ask, scanning the unit for the degenerate. “That piece of shit right there.” Stanley says with a nod, as the pedophile came walking out of the […]

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The Saga of Michael Brown and the Ferguson Protests

I’ve kept a pretty close eye on Ferguson from here in St. Louis these past two months. After Michael Brown’s shooting, I expected the worst, especially since I was living in a halfway house in the city, just released from federal prison, and knew how enraged people were. My first thought was actually fear for […]

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