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No 1 (2018): Abolishing Carceral Society, i-ii


  • Billie Allen
December 1, 2018


There are moments, though rare, when my emotions will escape from the prison in which I’ve kept them prisoner. Their cries, some of pain, frustration, anger, and fear, will then erupt onto the canvas, paper, or whatever material that’s been chosen as the arena for them to be heard. The colors scream of the emotions that I have longed to set free! The brush stokes, some calm, bold, others wildly controlled, leave an undeniable impression of a soul that has suffered, is somewhat shattered, not yet broken, but barely holding together!

My name is Billie Allen and my art is what I call “Painting With Tears: The Art Of Innocence!” It is the story that you never hear as one fights to hold on while trying to get the justice they have been denied! These pieces and more were created from a cell on Federal Death Row, where I fight to prove my innocence. To hear more about my story and to see more artwork, please feel free to visit and

Billie Allen 26901-044 P.O. Box 33
Terre Haute, IN. 47808