- Joseph Dole
Joseph Dole is 37 years old and has been incarcerated for over 15 years. He has won numerous PEN Prison Writing Awards, and writes frequently on criminal justice and prison issues. More of his writings can be found on the website, www.realcostofprisons.org.
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