This is the most recent Prisoner Express Newsletter. This document is printed and sent to over 4,000 active participants of Prisoner Express. Letter from Gary Fine, program director Hi, Great News! We have just published our Winter ’19 issue of Prisoner Express News. It was mailed to 4000+ prisoners a few weeks ago and now it…

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This cookbook was mailed to 484 prisoners who submitted recipes for consideration. Here is what Amber says about working on this project. “This cookbook was so much fun to put together! Cooking is one of my favorite hobbies and I loved getting to read all the inventive recipes submitted. Cooking in prison poses so many…

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This poetry anthology #19 was mailed to 412 participants who submitted thousands of poems for consideration. Amber read through them and selected the following for inclusion in this edition. Below are her thoughts on the project. Click here to Download Poetry Anthology #19 “Putting together the poetry anthology has been one of my favorite projects so…

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Greetings and welcome to the summer ‘18 edition of PE News. Prisoner Express, a program of the Durland Alternatives Library, focuses on providing incarcerated individuals with information, education, and opportunities for creative self ­expression in a public forum. Every six months we print a general newsletter like the one you are holding. In it we…

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Poetry anthology 18 was compiled by Jennifer at Prisoner Express. It was her last big project before she graduated. She edited 2 anthologies in her time at Prisoner Express, reading many thousands of poems from 400+ participants and selected these to print. All of the prisoners who submitted poems received a copy of the newsletter. Download…

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Next week we’re hosting our annual art exhibition for Prisoner Express. Here’s a link to our event so you can mark your calendar. We see art as a tool of expression that allows us to capture snapshots of our individual human experiences. For some, art is their only way of telling the world who they…

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Twice a year our library does a newsletter mailing to 4,000+ prisoners who’ve signed up in one way or another. You can subscribe to our newsletter to get it via email, and learn more about how we use the newsletter to foster the exchange of ideas and creative expression through otherwise insurmountable barriers. Our newsletter…

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This newsletter shares the rich art of Nepal and Treacy’s experiences on an artist’s residency in Kathmandu, Nepal. Click Here to Download “Art Knows Nepal” Packet

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We have had an ongoing chess club for more than 8 years and 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…

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