Prisoner Express Links Page

The Angolite is the official prisoner publication of the Louisiana State Penitentiary since 1976. At its inception, it represented America's boldest experiment in journalism and freedom of expression in the world behind bars. The provocative bi-monthly newsmagazine has earned some of the nation's most coveted press awards, with subscribers from around the country.

Art Behind Bars describes itself as "America's leading prison art program." Site includes galleries, online story and other links.

The Bard Prison Initiative, a collaboration between Bard College and Episcopal Social Services, with two campuses located in correctional facilities, is one of only a handful of existing college programs of its kind left in the United States.

Cellblock Visions is a lively collection of inmate artwork, created behind bars, from county jail to death row -- the alternative art world flourishing today in American prisons.

The Contexts Collective hopes to represent to the public through the artwork of prisoners some of the realities of prison life; instill in the artist the sense of accomplishment and pride evoked by an exhibit of their own art; and raise money for Books Through Bars.

Cornell at Auburn is an outreach program of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, offering courses in composition, creative writing and literature to inmates at the Auburn Correctional Facility in Auburn, New York.

The Fortune Society is a not-for-profit community-based organization dedicated to educating the public about prisons, criminal justice issues, and the root causes of crime. We also help former prisoners and at-risk youth break the cycle of crime and incarceration through a broad range of services.

The Jericho Movement has the defined goal of gaining recognition of the fact that political prisoners and prisoners of war exist inside of the United States despite the United States' government's continued denial ... and winning amnesty and freedom for these political prisoners. public-service website listing poetry and related events for Madison, Wisconsin and vicinity, featuring many prisoner poets on their "Local Poets" link.

Partakers' mission is to reduce prisoner recidivism through education and civic engagement.

The Pen Prison Writing Program seeks to provide a place for inmates to express themselves freely with paper and pen and to encourage the use of the written word as a legitimate form of power.

Prison Art was started by a co-founder of the Prison Legal News. The website features art for sale by incarcerated individuals, a newsletter and a links page.

The Prison Book Program associated with the Lucy Parsons Bookstore in Quincey, Massachusetts has been operating since 1972.

Prison Legal News is an independent 48-page monthly publication that reports, reviews and analyzes court rulings and news related to prisoner rights and prison issues. PLN has a national (U.S.) focus on both state and federal prison issues, with international coverage as well. is a clearinghouse for useful, verifiable statistics about the crime control industry.

Prison Resources is a comprehensive resource page for prison activists, educators and anyone interested in prison issues.

Spoon Jackson is an inmate of the California prison system and poet who writes with power and grace.