Prisoner Express News & Updates

Volunteers responding to book requests in the PE book room.

Book from Prisoner Express inspired White Power group to disavow Nazism

By Ryan Clover | April 29, 2019

Last week an attorney called to make a donation. We learned that his client, a leader of a prison white power group ordered all his gang’s members to remove swastika tattoos. What would catalyze this change of heart? At some point in time, he received a book from Prisoner Express. Volunteers choose the books in…

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Winter 2019 Newsletter

By Ryan Clover | March 8, 2019

This is the most recent Prisoner Express Newsletter. This document is printed and sent to over 4,000 active participants of Prisoner Express. Letter from Gary Fine, program director Hi, Great News! We have just published our Winter ’19 issue of Prisoner Express News. It was mailed to 4000+ prisoners a few weeks ago and now it…

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Thousands of Prisoner Express Newsletters Are Out For Delivery

By Ryan Clover | March 29, 2018

Twice a year our library does a newsletter mailing to 4,000+ prisoners who’ve signed up in one way or another. You can subscribe to our newsletter to get it via email, and learn more about how we use the newsletter to foster the exchange of ideas and creative expression through otherwise insurmountable barriers. Our newsletter…

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Art Made Entirely From Prison Coffee

By Ryan Clover | December 12, 2017

In 2018 we’re hosting an art show at Gimme Coffee which features art made entirely from prison coffee. Hundreds of people have participated in our art programs over the years, and this is the latest show put on by Prisoner Express. In this Video, Gary shows a couple of the pieces.

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New Jim Crow book club with prisoners

The book requests are coming in… the New Jim Crow book club

By Ryan Clover | October 20, 2017

Quick update : the letters are coming in! Last month we invited over 3,000 prisoners to join a book club reading of The New Jim Crow – here’s some of the responses that have already come in. Click on the letter below to read it. What’s next: We’re allowing time for more people to join…

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