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Our approach is through critical theories of otherness and otherizing.

Our goal is mutual empowerment.




On the Outskirts of Civilization

By James

Written in Prison by, James. Former Incarcerated Vietnam-era Veteran, United States Navy, 1970-72.  Aviation Supply and Control Section. Honorable Discharge. At time of writing this letter, a Homeless Veteran, June 3, 2010



a poem by Mitchell Krockmalnik Grabois, who has had over eight hundred of his poems and fictions appear in literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize for work published in 2012, 2013, and 2014. His novel, Two-Headed Dog, based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital, is available for Kindle and Nook, or as a print edition. He lives in Denver.


He’ll Write About the Railroads

Jenean interviews “Kevin.” Due to the sensitive nature of the crime involved in this interview, the names have been changed to protect the privacy of the people/family involved, and the State in which it occurred has been omitted. The events and the details, however, are exactly as they were related to the author.

-“I could hear them talking about the prisoners because my cell was close to their desk. When it was quiet, which it rarely was. Screaming. Cursing. Arguing.”



-Rob Daughenbaugh’s one page play, written while incarcerated, dealing with issues of delusion and reality


Daughenbaugh’s not Dying

Jenean interviews Rob Daughenbaugh, an ex-convict who served 28 years for murder, who speaks on,
-4-5 bars of soap a month
-banks fees on in-prison accounts less than 400$
-and playwriting and computers in prisons



Sheriff Marty Elliot, Danville Kentucky

Jenean interviews Kentucky Sheriff Marty Elliot, who speaks on
-the psychology of repeat offenders
-Suicide in the law-enforcement community
-and his theory that Politician should ride-along on Inner City drug beats




About our project number two Special Reporter:

My name is Jenean McBrearty.  I am a writer for Defenstrationism Magazine (   I am definitely NOT interested in expose , social justice crusade issues, or fund raising.

As my resume demonstrates, my background is in Sociology, and I have extensive writing and teaching experience, including a teaching externship in the California Court Schools for at-risk youth, and have substituted in alternative schools and prisons.

I want to talk to people (particularly men as this group forms the largest group of both illiterate and incarcerated populations)  about their writing experiences. For example,  what did they read in school, have they ever tried creative writing (fiction, poetry, etc.), and what stories (characters, plots, etc.) in any genre or format they remember? Moreover, if any of these individuals have written or want to write for publication, we would gladly consider their work for the magazine. Not only will this give aspiring writers an opportunity to get read, it will give writers insight to the incarcerated-as-publishing-market  niche.


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