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Winter 2019 Newsletter

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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Thousands of Prisoner Express Newsletters Are Out For Delivery

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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Art Made Entirely From Prison Coffee

In 2018 we’re hosting an art show at Gimme Coffee which features art made entirely from prison coffee. Hundreds of people have participated in our art programs over the years, and this is the latest show put on by Prisoner Express. In this Video, Gary shows a couple of the pieces.

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If you’re familiar with our program then you know that we receive hundreds of letters every month from people incarcerated throughout the U.S. I’m not exaggerating… hundreds. In fact, most of these letters include artwork, poetry, essays, journal entries, and other types of expression. Those are the main categories though, and thus they are the…

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Stigmatizing Prisoner Art?

In this show, I asked 55 artists, half of whom are incarcerated and half of whom are NOT incarcerated (many Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts alumni) to create a work of art in a 6” circle to be presented anonymously…

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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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Prisoner Express Annual Artshow Reception

Click here to see the event on the Durland Alternatives Library website. The annual prisoner art exhibition at Cornell’s Big Red Barn will be presented April 12 through , with a reception on April 12, 7 to 9 pm. The exhibition will display the works of prisoners participating in the art projects of the Prisoner Express.…

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