Spring 5-20-2016

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Humanities & Communication

First Advisor

Lee Ritscher

Second Advisor

Diana Garcia


A collection of poems focusing on the mass incarceration of African-American men and how the prison industrial complex is designed to legally exploit prisoners specifically for profits. Along with a reflective essay about the history of legal discrimination and the creative process by which the poems were created. Then how it ties in with the capstone course theme of race, gender, class, feminist theory, and social justice.