Posts by Ryan Clover-Owens

From an Open Door – Treacy Ziegler’s Blog

Essays exploring art, aesthetics, and questions of freedom in creativity and living Treacy Ziegler is the coordinator of the Prisoner Express Arts program – and it’s a great honor that we share her blog here on www.prisonerexpress.org For the past 25 years I have been an artist working in painting, printmaking and, most recently,  sculpture.   For most…

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Browse Our Online Archive

The old website didn’t lend itself too well to regular publishing, so we switched to a blog-based format. However, there’s still some gems we haven’t had time to move over. Want to see some of the older prisoner express content? Check out our previous website – which is now http://prisonerexpressarchive.org/ In the coming months you’ll see…

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Thank YOU for our first successful fundraiser!

I’m so grateful for all of you who contributed to our Prisoner Express Fundraising Campaign. This is the first time we’ve ever asked for public contributions – and trust me, we needed it. We were a little nervous to set a goal. I mean, what if it flopped? It didn’t – our goal to raise…

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Chess Program

We have had an ongoing chess club for more than 8 years. As volunteers leave the area we have always managed to find someone new to lead this effort. Currently the lessons are being created by a prisoner in Washington State. This is the first time we have had a program created by someone currently…

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Buddhist Meditation and Study Guide

This ongoing project is lead by Tara. Every edition is full of useful mediation tips, quotes that inspire, and provide  encouragement for people to find a path towards inner peace. Whether one is incarcerated or not these packets are gems that help us all stay balanced and centered in an ever changing world. Download the…

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Telling Your Story / Grammar

This is one of the most recent distance learning packets being sent to prisoners who’ve requested this topic. We’ve combined a grammar lesson with a lesson on telling your story. Grammar: For many years we have focused on creative writing, and we will continue to do so, but this cycle PE grammar guru Clara has created…

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Help us send $1,000 worth of books this #givingtuesday

Hey Friends, It’s been a long weekend setting up this new website for Prisoner Express, and we’re live! Just in time for #givingtuesday. This new website will be a major resource for prisoners, their friends, loved ones, and family members. We’re featuring writing and artwork from prisoners, along with an easy enrollment process and a way for…

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Songwriting

Prisoners are invited to create original songs and share it through this course created by Kathy Ziegler. She’s a multi-instrumentalist who likes to write songs. We’re sending this program to 400+ prisoners who’ve chosen to participate in this program. Click Here to download and print the program. 

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Chemistry of Climate Change

The Chemistry of Climate Change packet provides a basic understanding of chemistry through an exploration of climate change. It’s both technical and awareness raising of the impacts of human caused climate change. This packet was written by a science writer and educator Andrea Hazard – it’s being sent to over 500 prisoners who’ve chosen to…

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