Disrupting the cradle-to-prison pipeline

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By Kathy L. Gilbert
Feb. 28, 2017 | UMNS
Art unlocked Ndume Olatushani’s mind when his body was confined to a 4-by-9-foot cell, serving 28 years in prison for a murder he did not commit.
Starting March 1, Olatushani’s work will be part of a Stations of the Cross art exhibit in Washington that depicts the tortured journey of Jesus walking through Jerusalem on his way to execution.
“I’m not claiming to be Jesus Christ but I know what it is like to be persecuted and almost executed,” Olatushani told United Methodist News Service.
Stations of the Cross will be on display in 14 locations around Washington beginning on Ash Wednesday through April 16. Olatushani’s installation will be Station 1 outside the United Methodist Building.
He smiles to think about his art on the lawn of the United Methodist Building, which is next door to the U.S. Supreme Court.