Scalawag's Week of Writing: Condemned exclusively features the writing and insights of incarcerated writers facing judicial homicide on Death Row.

We know that crime and incarceration are contrived—largely defined by poverty, a society structured by deprivation, and antiblack coercive violence. With Week of Writing: Condemned, we're challenging capital punishment with narratives, storytelling, and reporting directly from people in the South directly impacted by carcerality and punitive responses to "crime"—especially the death penalty.

Condemned features writing, personal experiences, and abolitionist analyses on capital punishment from those with firsthand experience, primarily on Death Row.

Join us through the end of Black August for essays, reporting, and more from incarcerated writers and artists facing judicial homicide.

From the archives: Letters from Death Row