Prisoner Express News & Updates

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 Cathy Xie | 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 Cathy Xie | 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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Program Pitch: Art 🎨

By Cathy Xie | October 28, 2019

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…

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Program Pitch: Book Packing 📚📦

By Cathy Xie | October 21, 2019

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…

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