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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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

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