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The long-awaited 3rd release of VOX’s Prison Writes Initiative’s inmate writing series features personal narratives and poetry from several Mississippi incarceration facilities from various prison demographics: inmate veterans, women, youth, men, death row, long-term segregation, elderly and handicapped writers are represented in this unprecedented collection.
Praise For Mississippi Prison Writing…
The writers in Mississippi Prison Writing share their inner-most thoughts, opening their diaries for readers to witness actual daily life in prison, void of sensationalism and drama. The reflections offer frank medita tions on regret, the monotony and isolation of incarceration, the often difficult and layered home lives before prison walls, the journey to self-realization. Though these writers are “reduced to living in a cage,” their words leap off the page, gifting us with complex human beings
fighting to keep spirit and creativity alive in a repressive system. They help us remember what happens on the other side of the wall, and why we should care.
Caits Meissner, Prison and Justice Program
VOX PRESS, 9780980194463, 256pp.
Publication Date: January 17, 2021
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VOX PRESS is a 501 (c) 3 arts organization based in Oxford, Mis sissippi. VOX was established to publish, perform, and disseminate the work of marginalized individuals and groups in the arts and education.