Prisoner Express News & Updates

From an Open Door – Treacy Ziegler’s Blog

By Treacy Ziegler | June 16, 2017

Essays exploring art, aesthetics, and questions of freedom in creativity and living. Treacy Ziegler is the coordinator of the Prisoner Express Arts program – and it’s a great honor that we share her blog here on For the past 25 years I have been an artist working in painting, printmaking and, most recently,  sculpture.   For most…

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Prisoner Express Annual Artshow Reception

By Ryan Clover-Owens | April 3, 2017

Click here to see the event on the Durland Alternatives Library website. The annual prisoner art exhibition at Cornell’s Big Red Barn will be presented April 12 through , with a reception on April 12, 7 to 9 pm. The exhibition will display the works of prisoners participating in the art projects of the Prisoner Express.…

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Browse Our Online Archive

By Ryan Clover-Owens | January 1, 2017

The old website didn’t lend itself too well to regular publishing, so we switched to a blog-based format. However, there’s still some gems we haven’t had time to move over. Want to see some of the older prisoner express content? Check out our previous website – which is now In the coming months you’ll see…

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Thank YOU for our first successful fundraiser!

By Ryan Clover-Owens | December 9, 2016

I’m so grateful for all of you who contributed to our Prisoner Express Fundraising Campaign. This is the first time we’ve ever asked for public contributions – and trust me, we needed it. We were a little nervous to set a goal. I mean, what if it flopped? It didn’t – our goal to raise…

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Help us send $1,000 worth of books this #givingtuesday

By Ryan Clover-Owens | November 28, 2016

Hey Friends, It’s been a long weekend setting up this new website for Prisoner Express, and we’re live! Just in time for #givingtuesday. This new website will be a major resource for prisoners, their friends, loved ones, and family members. We’re featuring writing and artwork from prisoners, along with an easy enrollment process and a way for…

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