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Poetry

A full moon and clouds hover over a nighttime city skyline.

Humanity Redeemed

The moon is gorgeous tonight. Half obscured by the charcoal sky. The city lights beneath it, Twinkle like flakes of gold in the distance.


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Meet the Writers

Prison Journalism Project has published work by more than 350 writers, poets and artists in 33 states, Canada and the United Kingdom. You can read the personal stories of our contributors, PJP J-School students and others as they introduce themselves.

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REPORTERS NOTEBOOK

Writers behind bars have first amendment rights, but their incarceration restricts their ability to do journalism because they are not physically free.

So how do they report, write and produce prison newspapers?

These are the stories behind their stories. 

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Today most stories about prison are written with an outside perspective. Take the power of journalism into your own hands, learn the craft of journalistic storytelling and share your stories of life behind bars.