Keith LaMar is currently incarcerated on death row at the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown, OH. On November 16, 2023, the State intends to execute him, even though he has maintained his innocence for nearly three decades within solitary confinement. Keith has detailed the story of his wrongful conviction in his autobiographical book Condemned. As an artist, Keith uses poetry, prose, and music to not only share the story of this incredible injustice, but to place his story within the broader history of enslavement and mass incarceration. Most recently, Keith collaborated with several jazz musicians—including Albert Marquès, Brian Jackson, and Samora Pinderhughes—to create an album titled Freedom First. To learn more about Keith’s case and to become involved in the fight to save his life, please visit KeithLaMar.org.