Prisoner Express News & Updates

“Behind the Wall” Art Exhibition

By Gary Fine | January 31, 2023

“Behind the Wall” Provides a Peek into the Lives and Hearts of People in Prison   The artists and writers of Prisoner Express are on display at the Tompkins County Public Library throughout February. Come explore the creativity and humanity of incarcerated men and women participating in the PE program. Stop by on Friday, Feb…

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Summer 2022 Newsletter

By Volunteer | November 8, 2022

Our most recent newsletter is out! This issue features many sections of poignant stories, poems, and art from prisoners. Read what they have to say about Heroes, Censorship, Holidays, and many more topics. Future program offerings to prisoners such as the Meditation Project, Book Club, Journal Project, and more can be found throughout the newsletter…

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Spring ’22 PE Programs Available Online

By Gary Fine | July 12, 2022

We are happy to announce that Prisoner Express’ latest courses and programs have officially been mailed to members and are now available to read online as well. In addition to our newsletter that is mailed every 6 months, we also offer incarcerated individuals educational packets on a variety of subjects. In this cycle, we included…

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Story House – Prisoner Express Event

By Gary Fine | April 17, 2022

Curious about Prisoner Express and how it all started? Come to the Durland Alternatives Library in beautiful Anabel Taylor Hall to learn about Prisoner Express, a program founded by Gary Fine more than 20 years ago to help break the isolation and despair of incarcerated people through writing, reading, and art. Through newsletters, book exchanges,…

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“Opening Windows into Other Worlds,” an article about Volunteering at Prisoner Express

By Gary Fine | April 15, 2022

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…

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