A Handbook For Creating A Literary Life In Prison

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It’s no secret that prisons monitor inmate communications, but Caits Meissner argues the public doesn’t know how extensive it can get. She recalls the anxiety she felt when PEN America’s handbook was released, fearful of the repercussions writers would face for penning about prison life. One writer who had won a PEN America contest had been removed from his job on the prison mental health board after he exposed the trouble brewing within. Read full article here

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