“Opening Windows into Other Worlds,” an article about Volunteering at Prisoner Express
Interested in volunteering at Prisoner Express, but not sure yet? Wondering how community engagement can impact your life? Learn more about how volunteers at PE found personal growth and transformation through their experiences in “Opening Windows into Other Worlds,” an article written by the Einhorn Center for Community Engagement at Cornell. Opening windows into other…Read More
Poetry Anthology #23 is now available!
Hundreds of prisoners send in thousands of poems to be considered in every Prisoner Express Poetry Anthology. Every participant who submits a poem is mailed a copy of the anthology. Seeing their work in print, even knowing someone is reading their words has a tremendous impact on inspiring incarcerated men and women to reflect and…Read More
Summer 2020 Newsletter
Prisoner Express has just mailed it’s Summer 2020 Newsletter to incarcerated men and women throughout the USA. During the pandemic, most internal programming is shut down in prisons. Often prisons are in a perpetual lockdown state so people are confined to their cells with little or no opportunities for education and creative engagement. PE is…Read More
Community Across Cells
The two following poems are some of the first to be chosen for the Volume 23 of the Prisoner Express Poetry Anthology. Jointly they expose the painfully obvious and the obscured realities of what living life—for whatever amount of time—between the walls of a cell are like. Thank you to all who have contributed to…Read More
Voices from Prisons Across the Country, A Zoom Poetry Reading!
Voices from Prisons Across the Country Join us to experience the power of poetry and prose submitted to the on-campus nonprofit, Prisoner Express, from incarcerated individuals across the US. Students working with Prisoner Express will read poetry and theme writings, discuss the volunteer opportunities that are available, and share some of the insights and personal growth they have gained while working…Read More
Program Pitch: Journals ?
The journal program runs twice a week, where prisoners and student volunteers get the opportunity to connect through mailed ‘journal entries’. Katie, a junior information science major at Cornell, runs the program on Thursdays. Below, she shares with us what the program is all about and how to get involved. What is the journal program?…Read More
Program Pitch: Art ?
The arts program is led every Monday night by Krinal T., a freshman psychology major at Cornell. Below, she shares with us what the program is all about and how to get involved. What is the art program? How does it work? The art program provides a platform for incarcerated artists to showcase their…Read More
Program Pitch: Book Packing ??
On Monday evenings, senior biological sciences major Melissa Z. leads the book packing program for Prisoner Express. 10-15 student volunteers come in every week for two hours to prepare book packages for prisoners across the country. Below, Melissa shares with us what the program is all about and how to get involved. What is…Read More
What’s to come for Poetry Anthology #22
When I began volunteering here at Prisoner Express, I was asked which project I would like to participate in. After reading the prior editions of the Poetry Anthology, I knew that was what I wanted to contribute to. I loved seeing the self-reflection and vulnerability that is present within poetry. Through this longitudinal experience, I…Read More
Prisoner Express director featured on eTown Radio!
We’re very excited to announce that Prisoner Express founder and director Gary Fine flown out to Colorado to be featured on an esteemed live radio program, eTown. You can listen to the episode on their website, or from their podcast. If you’re not familiar with Gary’s story, his work on the programs, etc… this is…Read More