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The Tragedy of George Floyd’s Death and its Devastating Aftermath

As I consider the tragedy of George Floyd’s death and its devastating aftermath, I keep thinking of the incarcerated writers, many of whom grew up in the Twin Cities and are heartbroken by recent events. Before the pandemic hit, I was scheduled to teach this spring for the Minnesota Prison Writing Workshop, a remarkable non …

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COVID-19 Got You Feeling Isolated? Here are 4 lessons learned from solitary confinement to get you through it

Greetings! The pandemic is deeply affecting all of us, but inside the prison walls, it’s particularly terrifying. I think constantly about my incarcerated students, worrying as cases are reported in different facilities. One of my former students Eli Darris, has written about shown lessons about isolation that he learned from being in prison. He has …

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