Hello world!

Welcome to the Virgin Islands Prison Project Press!

We are an internet blog created for the distinct purpose of being a voice for those Virgin Islanders affected by our criminal justice system – prisoners and their loved ones. We hope to create a framework for those folks who have seemingly been forgotten and marginalized by our community; a place where they can share their art, poetry, essays, articles and other writings, and most importantly express those aspects of themselves previously unheard.

Along with this, it is also our sincere desire to spark a public dialog regarding issues of crime and punishment. Violent crime appears to be on the rise in our islands, more and more young people have access to guns, and our children are no longer safe – not even aboard the school buses.

However, locking more and more people up and throwing away the key is not necessarily making the Virgin Islands a safer place to live. Creating alternatives to the current paradigm in which we we find ourselves requires that we broaden our options in responding to harm in our communities.

In this forum, we seek creative approaches to justice that actively involves all who are impacted by crime – victims, offenders, their communities of care and the broader community – and to promote accountability, healing and the common good.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts!

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One Response to “Hello world!”

  1. What a great idea! Many years ago I did some volunteer work at Golden Grove Prison on St. Croix and I met some truly talented people there. I am really looking forward to seeing some of their offerings. Thanks for starting this blog!

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