Temperature Check Vol 9 artwork: headshots of Corey “Al-Ameen” Patterson and Lucy Lang side by side

Temperature Check, Vol. Nine: The Election Issue

Manhattan DA Candidate Lucy Lang explores a district attorney’s role during COVID-19, and writer/activist Corey “Al-Ameen” Patterson details the importance of voting behind bars. More

Temperature Check Vol. 8: Saint James Harris Wood and Alejo Rodriguez

Temperature Check, Vol. Eight: The Reentry Issue

Alejo Rodriguez of Exodus Transitional Community and award winner Saint James Harris Wood talk about reentry from prison during a pandemic, plus updates and links to advocacy efforts and… More

Prison Writing Committee

Our PEN America Prison Writing Committee is a group of dedicated volunteers whose primary task, among other engagements, is mining over 1,200 entries per year to judge the annual… More