Alex Friedmann

My name is Alex Friedmann and I am incarcerated as a pre-trial detainee. I have not been convicted. I am a long-term criminal justice advocate, and have shed a light on prison privatization and the adverse effects of for-profit prisons. I have spoken before the Tennesse State Legislature and have been interviewed about criminal justice issues in several countries. I was raised overseas but have called TN home for much of my life. I enjoy writing fiction nonfiction and poetry under the watchful eyes of an enthusiastic terrier named Rusty.

2022 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – 1st Place in Drama for “Twenty Years In Solitary – A Play in 20 Acts”

1999 PEN America Prison Writing Contest – 1st Place in Drama for “The Row”

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