Peter Mukuria, better known by his artist name “Pitt Panther,” is currently incarcerated at Red Onion State Prison. While imprisoned, he vocalizes the blatant racism that takes place in his correctional facility: he has been threatened, not given the haircut service offered to white prisoners, and denied proper facilities such as access to water. He has also been placed in solitary confinement as retaliation against his self-advocacy.
Mukuria was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and is currently the Minister of Labor for the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party (RIBPP). He is also on the steering committee with the Industrial Workers of the World Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWW IWOC). Mukuria writes on a variety of topics, from abolition to the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Mukuria is also a brilliant artist whose work will be heavily featured in The Healing Project’s exhibition. He draws and collages with paper, pencils, and materials he can find given his incarceration.
Follow Mukuria’s art on Instagram at @pittpanther_art and support his organization the Revolutionary Intercommunal Black Panther Party at @revolutionaryintercommunalbpp.