One Day, One Night

I have a vision that when Persephone emerges from the underworld, flowers spring up in her footsteps. Delicate hyacinths and daffodils and nodding narcissus, tulips and irises. Spring flowers, bulbs, the things that grow deep underground in the darkness and cold and then force their way to the surface when the weather starts to turn […]

A Brewing Mental Health Catastrophe in California Jails

At the beginning of January, California prisons started unloading prisoners onto local jails, as part of a plan to address prison overcrowding. Known, charmingly, as ‘prison realignment,’ the idea is to distribute the responsibility for prisoner care to local communities, even though many of them are struggling to meet their own social services needs as […]