1. Prey

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    July 9, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    Beads of sweat tremble Falling from the man’s face, Landing on wrists and legs Trapped. The man looks around (No …
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  2. Bare

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    April 29, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    This poem reflects the intrusive nature of incarceration, specifically in the woman’s experience.    Naked bodies Vulnerable Sensitive Free   …
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  3. Trust

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    April 22, 2014 by sarahbousquet1

    (Trigger warning, content refers to sexual assault)   Trust     Who do you trust When the world denies your …
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  4. Write your name

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    April 8, 2014 by alexamariekelly

    across my chest etched in stretch marks and long nights are the times i held you baby boy, you are …
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  5. One Whole Year

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    April 1, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    To all our amazing followers of this blog: it’s been over a year since we published our first post, and …
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  6. oth·er (verb)

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    April 1, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    Writing about the prison system as an author who has never been incarcerated, or really even had unfortunate encounters with the …
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  7. Innocence on Death Row

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    March 25, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    This series of haikus was inspired by a man named Damon Thibodeaux who spent 15 years on death row, only to be …
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  8. Identity Lost, Call Inmate 203 if Found

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    March 18, 2014 by sarahbousquet1

    Identity Lost, Call Inmate 203 if Found The walls are closing in The air is suffocating In this tiny cell …
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  9. A Sweet Start

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    March 4, 2014 by alexamariekelly

    We write a lot about this blog about the experience of being a prisoner. But what about before prison? Or …
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  10. Scarlet

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    February 25, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    This poem I’ve written, “Scarlet,” is inspired by similarities I see between Ban-the-Box initiatives and the iconic Nathaniel Hawthorne work The …
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