Read Prisoner Contributions

Prisoner Express offers various creative programs to incarcerated individuals to inspire creativity and support mental wellness! Our programs range from art to journaling to poetry and writing. Below you can find our collection of works created and submitted by participants in these programs.

Poetry can reveal a lot about a person's thoughts and feelings. Curious about prisoners' feelings and perspectives? Gain insight into their minds by reading their poetry in our Poetry Archive below.

Prisoners keep a journal year-round on their day-to-day lives and thoughts. Interested in what they have to say? Lend an ear and read their journals in our Journal Archive below.

The Essays program consists of word and picture themes prisoners can choose to write an essay response to. The essays we receive can vary from opinion essays to creative, fictional works. To dive into this collection of essays, find the Essay program below.

Artistic talent can be found anywhere, and the art submitted by prisoners to our program is overflowing with it. These works are continuously selected for art exhibitions and shows! To view them, open our Art Archive below.







Request a List: Are you looking for a specific author, format, or project?

Please contact us to request a specific report, and our team will be happy to provide a list. For example, you can request a list of material by a specific author, or all the poems from participating writers in California.