Landlocked by Gillian Haines

Before I joined the creative writing workshops in Arizona’s Rincon and Santa Rita prison units, I had volunteered for ten years to visit four…

Seeing 20/20 by Gillian Haines

On the last day of February, the thought of conducting my prison writing workshops made the little zigzagged vein on my left temple throb.…

The Homesick Hours by Gillian Haines

“She teaches murderers to write love poems.” The guard laughs, his comment just loud enough for me to hear. I heft a large, clear,…

Composing Humanity in Prison Writing Workshops by Erec Toso

I am often asked about inmate writing when people find out I conduct prison workshops. After the big questions of "Why?" and "Aren't you scared?"…

Snoring Cellies on the Road to Parnassus by Erec Toso

The men in the workshop are not what I would call sensitive types. The tattoos and tough poses make it hard to raise such…
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