Works of Justice

Works of Justice is a monthly newsletter from PEN America’s Prison and Justice Writing that spotlights key figures, writers, and artists who are critically reshaping the conversation on mass incarceration, advocacy, and justice in the United States. 

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Works of Justice Blog Posts

Temperature Check Vol. 10 art with Ebony Underwood and Dunasha Payne

Temperature Check, Vol. 10: Family Through The Walls

Explore the issue of carceral family separation through an award-winning piece of fiction by incarcerated writer Amy Bishop Anderson and Works of Justice Podcast episodes with Ebony Underwood and… More

“Break Out” illustration in background; on top, Kaveh Akbar’s headshot and name

Break Out: An Interview with Kaveh Akbar

A conversation with Kaveh Akbar, who will be performing Terry Hedin’s “El Reno” in our “Break Out” awards celebration, about the privilege and responsibility of performing another person’s work. More

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