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Prisoner Express

Criminal Justice or the New Jim Crow?

The rate of incarceration in the United States is higher than anywhere else in the world, and our legal system has shown a particular structural bias against black males. Author Michelle Alexander explores and documents this phenomenon in her book, The New Jim Crow, and we wanted to know what prisoners across the country thought…

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Art News from Prisoner Express

Prisoner Express has begun two new art projects inviting the community (both local and national) to participate with prisoners through letter correspondence focusing upon art. The first art project is in conjunction with Prison Arts Coalition. Established in 2008, the Prison Arts Coalition serves as a national network for prison arts in the United States.…

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Art Show : Prisoner Expresso – Coffee anyone?

Like the rest of us, many prisoners start their days with a cup of coffee. Some get in it at morning chow; some make it in their cells (if they are in those prisons allowing small coffee makers in cells). Perhaps what is unique to prisoners is that some of the prisoners save part of…

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The Prisoner Express Archive

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 http://prisonerexpressarchive.org/ In the coming months you’ll see…

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Thank you for supporting Prisoners

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. If you missed this round, you can still donate. It’s just $7 to send a package. Want to pitch in? We were…

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Prisoner Express Presents – Annual Art Exhibition

Join us April 11th for a dynamic and insightful art show highlighting the work of people incarcerated in U.S. prisons. For some, art is their only way of telling the world who they are and may go unnoticed within the confines of life incarcerated.  On April 11th at the Big Red Barn, come out to an…

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Words Set Free – Poems from Prisoners

We celebrate the publication of Poetry Anthology #15, with a live reading of some of our favorite poems from this edition. Come learn about Prisoner Express, and experience the power and the humor of poetry from behind the bars. Refreshments will be served. Join the Event on Facebook! Many prisoners have nothing more than pencil,…

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