Curtis Lee Morrison

I came to prison falsely accused of murder. It caused my family to fall apart as I had been the glue that held us together. I loved school and have enclosed a picture of me in 5th grade. I had a wonderful childhood.  I am still here because I will not admit to a crime which I did not do. And even now after spending more than 40 years in prison my family still loves and supports me.  I started making leather cases in Folsom in the 70’s.  When we were not allowed to use leather any more I started turning coal into diamonds.  I use plastic jugs and turn them into useful carrying cases.  94% of the brief case is made from recycled materials which would have been destined for the landfill. I purchase glue, the outsides and the snap lining. All of the rest is made of recycled materials. When I finally am approved by the Board to be released, I would like to continue making brief cases and purses out of leather and other materials. I am thankful for Artists Serving Humanity which gives me an opportunity to give to charitable organizations through the sales of my cases.

Note: This artist has donated briefcases to a group which helps homeless teenagers.  The briefcases were filled with art supplies, and very appreciated by the recipients.  He has also donated to children in a group home.  These children are moved from place to place, often using a plastic trash bag in which to carry their belongings.  Now they will have a safe place to keep personal items such as photos, drawings, letters and important papers.

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Please note that each briefcase is a one-of-a-kind work of art.  The photos shown are representative of the range of cases the artist creates, but available pieces may differ from those shown.  Please contact us for more information.
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