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So far Prison Writers Staff has created 26 blog entries.
2020-08-25T13:58:44-04:00Fellow Inmates|

The Wrath of Sling Blade

  Early this morning, just before breakfast, I was jarred awake by the yells of an eerily familiar voice. It was the grainy, guttural bark which will be forever burned into my memory. "Sir... Excuse me, sir! My name is Glutton [...]

2020-05-17T08:02:23-04:00Reform & Reentry|

Thank You, Prison Writers!

Enter PrisonWriters.com. Here we have an organization that is going out of its way to make sure that our voices and stores are escaping this black hole we call prison to be published and posted on the internet for everyone in the world to see. Furthermore, each article written by each prisoner is labeled with the inmate’s name and Doc #.
2020-02-10T09:10:46-05:00Going to Prison|

Prison Talk 101

I’d like to take a moment to shine a little light on an English sub-dialect, “Prison Talk.” This form of English is one-part slang, one-part 1940’s gumshoe detective jargon, and one-part ridiculous degradation of English itself.
2020-02-02T15:26:21-05:00Fellow Inmates|

A Real-life Andy Dufresne

Back in the 70s and 80s at Western Penitentiary, one of the oldest prisons in the world, the Shawshank Redemption was real; the prisons literally looked the same. I am a real life Andy Dufresne, only I never even tried to [...]