“Sometimes, as a prisoner, hope is all that I have. I dream of freedom, justice, and equality. A dream that has alluded Black people for too long. If I didn’t dream, I think I would’ve died long ago. The fact that I dream and imagine allows me to wake up every morning”
Tim got his first Covid vaccine!
In our most recent call from Tim Young, he happily reported that he finally got his 1st COVID vaccine shot. While we’re happy to hear this, other news about vaccination rates in San Quentin and other state prisons is rather troubling.
Abolition from the Inside Out: Interview with jackie sumell, Albert Woodfox, and Tim Young
Tim joined by phone for an amazing and moving conversation about art and abolition with artist jackie sumell and prison activist Albert Woodfox. Part of the Visualizing Abolition online event series hosted by Institute of Arts & Sciences and Legal Studies at UC Santa Cruz, the event recording is available for view.
Learn more about the Innocence Project, Proposition 66, and more
Friends of Tim Young at UC Santa Cruz have started a project to answer questions about Tim’s paths for justice. Read their research about the Innocence Project in California, explore their updates about Proposition 66 and the struggles to abolish the Death Penalty, and more.
Tim often speaks to his supporters about the power of art and media to expose the issues within the criminal justice system and as a means to regain his freedom. Check out the variety of projects by Tim and his supporters.
Video tour of Solitary Garden by UC Santa Cruz students Jocelyn and Chloe