Archive for the Prison Reform Category

Film Screening – “Living with Life”

Posted in Community Outreach, Prison Poetry & Other Writings, Prison Reform, Prison Voices, Prisoner Outeach with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by viprisonproject

The Standing Ground #3 – December 19, 2009

Posted in Prison Radio, Prison Reform, Prison Voices with tags , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by viprisonproject

The Standing Ground #2 – December 12, 2009

Posted in Prison Poetry & Other Writings, Prison Radio, Prison Reform, Prison Voices with tags , , , , , , , on December 21, 2009 by viprisonproject

VI Prison Project’s Own Radio Show

Posted in Prison Radio, Prison Reform, Prison Voices with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by viprisonproject

The Standing Ground #1 – December 5, 2009

Posted in Prison Poetry & Other Writings, Prison Radio, Prison Reform, Prison Voices with tags , , , , , on December 9, 2009 by viprisonproject

Hello world!

Posted in Prison Reform with tags , , , , on May 17, 2009 by viprisonproject

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!