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Interview: David Coogan (Writing Our Way Out: Memoirs from Jail)

David Coogan by Skip Rowland

“That’s why prisoners are able to write, despite the oppression, the depravation, the discrimination. They’re able to write because they can imagine community.”

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Unlocking America

According to a 2005 report of the International Centre for Prison Studies in London, the United States—with five percent of the world’s population—houses 25 percent of the world’s inmates. Our incarceration rate (714 per 100,000 residents) is almost 40 percent greater than those of our nearest competitors (the Bahamas, Belarus, and Russia). Other industrial democracies, […]

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Don’t Eat Anything With Bacon

Inmates and their families or loved ones regarding (for the most part) life in, out and around Deerlodge, Montana State Prison. Some quotes are abbreviated. Others are in reference to different prisons in America. But all are genuine. Letters and reports from Prison Talk Online and elsewhere. “i was asking a qustion about my son […]

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