Emile DeWeaver

About the Artist

Emile DeWeaverEmile DeWeaver is a Black community organizer, literary writer, and journalist who co-founded Prison Renaissance while serving a 67 years to life sentence in prison. He participated in the passage of Senate Bills 260, 261, and Proposition 57. His personal essays have been published in Rumpus and Seventh Wave, and his op-eds have been published in the Mercury News and San Francisco Chronicle. His sentence was commuted by Gov. Jerry Brown in December 2017 for his community service.

A poem by Emile DeWeaver:
Sin of Kingdoms