Writing For Freedom: AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN'S STORY OF RACISM IN THE US 'INJUSTICE' SYSTEM

WRITING FOR FREEDOM:

AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN'S STORY

OF RACISM IN THE US 'INJUSTICE' SYSTEM

A Collection of WRITINGS

By Derrick L. Griffin

Edited By Johanna Kindt

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In 1995, Derrick L. Griffin was convicted for the murder of his sister; this conviction has been a controversial one and remains a case that represents alleged wrongful conviction in the United States of America, experienced by thousands of currently incarcerated people. Writing For Freedom is a collection of blogs written by Griffin and Johanna Kindt, relaying his experience as a black man from Texas, convicted at the age of 24. Griffin and Johanna began writing to each other over 20 years ago. Writing For Freedom challenges the ongoing racism in the US justice system and brings to light the harsh realities of what we face today.

Derrick L. Griffin is the author ofMUD (Making Unwise Decisions), and winner of theExpression Magazine of Lamar State College essay contest award. He has a degree in Associate of Arts and Associates of Applied Science. Griffin is a dedicated AIDS and Child Incarceration advocate and is currently serving a controversial sentence for murder in the USA.

Johanna Kindt has previously worked with the Trade Union, based in The Netherlands.  She is now dedicated to working with Derrick on films and writing. Kindt runs the Derrick L. Griffin blog derricksprisonblog.com, dedicated to clearing Griffin's name and overturning his conviction.