Prison Writers

These posts are in collaboration with Prison Writers

We have teamed up with Prison Writers, an organization that helps publish and raise exposure for writers within prison which span across many literary genres.

In their own words: “We work directly with incarcerated writers from across America to give the most forgotten part of our society a voice. Prison Writers publishes prisoners’ essays and stories about prison because we believe those closest to the problem are closest to the solution.”

Below you may access the extent of the content that this amazing organization has provided us with, that include diaries, narratives, poems, and even forms of fiction of a prisoner imagining himself from the point-of-view of a nurse on the frontlines of the covid-19 pandemic. Please make sure to visit their website and see the other wonderful work they have been involved with! Many thanks to Loen Kelley who made this collaboration possible, the team at Prison Writers, and of course the highly talented writers whose abilities and ambitions are not stifled despite present circumstances. We hope this shows readers a new dimension to not only the covid-19 pandemic, but also a new dimension of those imprisoned. The carceral system has worked tirelessly to dehumanize folk who find themselves imprisoned in America. And of course given the recent rise for calls of how to deal with the current carceral system, ranging from police reform to abolition and transitioning to restorative justice, we at Life at Quarantine recognize the importance of what effect publishing this type of work entails. We hope the readers enjoy this brilliant writing.


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