Demond Spikes is an author/poet that is currently incarcerated serving a 124 year to life sentence for a crime he did not commit. San Mateo County, California has a conviction rate in the 90% range and their Public Defenders Office is under federal investigation for not providing their clients with adequate representation. During his trial, his court appointed lawyer did little to nothing to defend his innocence and he ended up being convicted on his past rather than the merits of the case.
We are currently preparing for his appeal and are confident that the facts will exonerate him when given a new trial. In the meantime, Demond has been using his time inside to better himself, creating a writing workshop that led to the publishing of Prison Poetry Vol. 2, Poetic Justice. We will continue to fight for his freedom as well as publish the many projects he has in the works.