We are thrilled to partner with Society of Professional Journalists to create a national, virtual chapter of incarcerated journalists. Under the partnership, reporters and journalists for Prison Journalism Project will have an opportunity to join SPJ at a student rate. 

Membership will consist of incarcerated journalists and formerly incarcerated writers and editors who are doing active journalism work in and outside of the U.S. in accordance with SPJ’s Code of Ethics. Candidates for membership will be approved by the Prison Journalism Project. Membership status will be reviewed each year at the time of renewal.

Please note that we are temporarily halting new applications while we develop resources and training on journalism ethics and principles.