At the age of 18, Moyo killed two people. He was sentenced to death and, for the past seventeen years, has been held in solitary confinement. There, in his own words, he is working to “polish his soul, clean stains from his heart, and open windows of his mind.” Delving into books on black history, the justice system, psychology, spiritual texts, fiction and more, Moyo began making art as a means to explore his own experiences and emotions. Since 2016, there have been four exhibitions of his work in Finland, the USA, and the UK.
These projects do not disregard violent crimes nor diminish the loss of life and the immeasurable pain to victims and their loved ones. For Moyo, his journey of self-discovery has led him to understand the hurt he has caused. While appealing his death sentence, Moyo has been mentoring youths who have gotten into trouble with the law, attempting to help them get their lives back on track. He has also taken a number of outside rehabilitation courses, as the prison system provides him with zero education, work experience, or self-improvement programmes.
To take the next step in his mentoring and his own development, Moyo is aiming to raise €610 (€575 for the course and €35 for the compulsory textbook) to participate in a Victim Advocacy correspondence course at Adams State University. Course topics include legal terminology, legal process, legislation regarding victims rights, jurisdiction and venue, ethics, effects of victimisation on the victim, victim advocate skills, guardianships and crisis intervention. It also covers counselling skills for victims of assault, battery, robbery, domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and murder. In his own words, Moyo wants "to better understand the segment of society I have helped create and then be able to think of better ways to aid victims[...]to give back to people who are hurt by crime."
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