Photograph from the Humanize the Numbers project, photographed in Michigan prisons

Adolfo Cruz, 2017
Thinking about all of the years I have wasted in here. Then I thought about the moment of my freedom...the good food, the ability to just go outside and not be at the beck and call of others, fresh air at night, stars (I have not seen stars in over 8 years!). Simple things, but the biggest one is just being able to hold someone close to me, as long as I desire. How my life has been and will be forever changed.