Tallulah Thoughts, Pt.1

tallulah.gifThe Box has set up shop temporarily in Tallulah, a small town in the North East Delta Region of Louisiana. As it is a rural area, internet connection is not always a given. Thus, I apologize for the delay in new updates. Tallulah is home to what was arguably once one of the worst youth prisons in the country. Through organizing and activism, the community here was able to close down the prison a few years ago. You can read about more of that struggle here. The state of Louisiana promised to convert the prison into a comprehensive community college/success center, but has continually dragged its feet on the issue. To this day, the prison remains standing in the town as a reminder of all that is wrong in the region. The movement for the community college conversion is picking up steam once again, and if successful, could serve as a model that the whole country could follow. I’ll be posting thoughts and reflections periodically. Stay tuned.

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One response to “Tallulah Thoughts, Pt.1

  1. I’m sending you positive vibes that way brother. give my best to G-Mitchell and continue this glorious work.

    Bless,
    C

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