Posts by Rachael Smith

Winter 2018 Newsletter

Welcome to the world of Prisoner Express. We focus on providing incarcerated men and women with information, education, and opportunities for creative expression in a public forum. Prisoner Express is a project of the Durland Alternatives Library[DAL] located on the campus of Cornell University. DAL is about 50 years old and formed during the height…

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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Many, who are incarcerated are living in isolation, or in environments where they do not feel safe in expressing their true feelings. Prisoner Express is meant to be a place where you can share your thoughts and ideas without being seen in a lesser light for expressing your vulnerability. In fact, others reading your work…

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Greetings to all. Whether you are a long-time member of PE or this is your first newsletter, I welcome you to this project, and look forward to your participation, as well as your feedback on how we can improve on what we are doing. Our primary goal is to provide a public forum of opportunities…

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Summer 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to the Summer 16 PE news. We want to update you on all of the statuses of programs offered in the last cycle as well as offer a chance for you to sign up for the new programs we will be mailing out in Fall 2016. My name is Gary, and I, along with…

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Winter 2016 Newsletter

Welcome to another edition of Prisoner Express News. Our mission continues to focus on providing opportunities for incarcerated men and women to engage in activities that promote skill building, education, critical thinking and creative self-expression. Many of you comment on the dreariness of incarcerated life, and that it is boring with little to do. PE…

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Winter 2015 Newsletter

Welcome friends to Prisoner Express. At this dark time of the year we are a beacon, bringing light and energy into dark places. We join with you to spark creativity, wonder, curiosity and the gaining of knowledge. Every 6 months we publish a newsletter and we fill it with a listing of program opportunities for…

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

Welcome to the world of Prisoner Express [PE]. My hope is that within these pages you will find projects that inspire you. PE is a program of the Alternatives Library, which is a library and reading room located on the Cornell University campus. My name is Gary, I work at the library, and I direct…

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Summer 2013 Newsletter

Prisoner Express is a project of the Durland Alternatives Library, which is a small library located on the Cornell University campus. The library is free and open to all, and as part of our programming we open our doors to all of you through the PE program. When you write and share your interests with…

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Fall 2012 Newsletter

Welcome. My name is Gary, and I work in the Durland Alternatives Library. I have worked here for more than 13 years, and after completing my first year, the Prisoner Express (PE) program was created. The program’s origin was inspired upon receiving a letter from an inmate, Danny Harris, stationed in Texas. Danny’s excellent writing…

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Summer 2012 Newsletter

For those of you who are new to the program I’d like to give a short history as well as a present update so you understand what we are trying to do and what resources we have to share with you. PE is a project of the Durland Alternatives Library. My name is Gary and…

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