What One Young Poet Has To Say About Teens In Solitary Confinement

What One Young Poet Has To Say About Teens In Solitary Confinement

May 19, 2015 | by Niema Jordan | The Center For Investigative Reporting

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A collaboration between Youth Speaks and The Center for Investigative Reporting called the Off/Page Project recently commissioned Bay Area poet Gabriel Cortez to write a poem inspired by youth exper

A collaboration between Youth Speaks and The Center for Investigative Reporting called the Off/Page Project recently commissioned Bay Area poet Gabriel Cortez to write a poem inspired by youth experiences in solitary confinement. In this article, Cortez discusses his process in creating “Locked [In]” and what he hopes people take away from the work. The short film created for the poem is the fourth in a series by the Off/Page Project.