Prisoner Express News & Updates

Friends of the Library Booksale Partners with Prisoner Express to fulfill book requests, and You can Help!

By Gary Fine | July 17, 2020

Each year, hundreds of people browse through books at the Friends of the Library Booksale. In fact, it’s one of the largest in the country. Each year, hundreds of incarcerated people all over the United States send requests for books to Prisoner Express (PE), an organization that works to fill these requests. PE depends entirely…

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Community Across Cells

By Tavo | May 4, 2020

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…

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Voices from Prisons Across the Country, A Zoom Poetry Reading!

By Cathy Xie | April 19, 2020

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…

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Prisoner Express Art @ MoMA!

By Treacy Ziegler | February 19, 2020

MoMA PS 1 is presenting a major exhibition of prison art from April 5 through August 25: “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration.” This exhibition explores art and mass incarceration, featuring art made by 35 artists in prisons and persons whose life has been impacted by incarceration. The exhibition is in conjunction…

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Prisoner Express Winter 2020 Newsletter

By Gary Fine | February 5, 2020

Discover the humanity of incarcerated men and women through their creative writing and art in this winter edition of our biannual newsletter. This newsletter also contains a description of all the 10 programs PE is offering this cycle, including courses in financial literacy, songwriting, mediation and a book club featuring the novel Slaughterhouse-five.  The prisoner…

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