To live in prison is to live without mirrors. To live without mirrors is to live without the self.
--Margaret Atwood

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The Writers in Prisons Project:

The Writers in Prisons Project was a collective of writers, performers, and literary scholars in Wisconsin which offered voluntary classes in literature, memoir, poetry and spoken word, and African-American studies for inmates. The Project is no longer active, though many of its volunteers continue to volunteer at Oakhill and some lead courses as part of the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project.

If you'd like to volunteer your time, resources, or services to Humanities education at Oakhill Correctional Facility, please visit the Oakhill Prison Humanities Project website and contact their volunteer coordinator. Thank you for your interest in prison education. We will continue hosting some old media and links here until September 2014. You can read articles about the project and its volunteers on our "Media" page, and find links to additional resources on arts/literacy in prisons, offender and community advocacy, and general information about prisons in Wisconsin and around the United States on our "Resources" page.