Prisoner Express News & Updates

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

By Gary Fine | October 21, 2020

Wed 10/28, Saturday 10/31 and Sunday 11/1 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…

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Poetry Anthology #23 is now available!

By Ryan Clover | October 15, 2020

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…

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Summer 2020 Newsletter

By Gary Fine | September 30, 2020

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…

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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 Cathy Xie | 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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