Jacob Davis is a writer and a student who has spent 19 years in the Tennessee prison system, serving a life sentence with possibility of parole after 51 years. He helped found No Exceptions Prison Collective, and the interfaith community Harriet Tubman House. Jacob’s work has appeared in Contemporary Justice Review, Huffington Post, and Leaven, among others. He is a beloved partner, and a devoted son, brother, and uncle.
When I remember what a privilege it is to have a place, any place, in the web of existence on this planet, I return with humble gratitude to the awe-inspiring, primal fact of the moment: I am alive, I am part of this place, part of the totality.