Works of Justice

Works of Justice is an online series that features content connected to the PEN America Prison and Justice Writing Program, reflecting on the relationship between writing and incarceration, and presenting challenging conversations about criminal justice in the United States.

We have featured authors and activists discussing a wide range of justice and prison issues, including wrongful imprisonment, gun violence, long-term sentences, analysis of carceral feminism, publishing incarcerated writers, censorship of incarcerated writers, prison and justice reform, and more.

Works of Justice Blog Posts