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.

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

Works of Justice Blog Posts

As I Hear The Rain 2019 Prison Writing Anthology Cover Featured Image

As I Hear the Rain

In this week's special edition of the Illustrated PEN, we present "As I Hear the Rain" a series of illustrations that accompany winning manuscripts from the 2019 Prison Writing… More