Artwork by Ricardo Eugene Sims

I titled this “S.P.L.A.S.H.”

It stands for Strive Pugnaciously, Leveling All Stereotypical Haze.

Black Lives Matter and so does every other person of color I stand with. I am a strong Black man that was railroaded, yet I will never stop fighting for equal treatment.

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Ricardo Eugene Sims

Ricardo Eugene Sims is an artist incarcerated at Centinela State Prison in California.