The American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) is the largest and first fully searchable digital archive of non-fiction essays by incarcerated people writing about their experience inside. The APWA also accepts first-person, non-fiction essays about the carceral experience of prison staff and volunteers. If you work or volunteer inside prisons, with incarcerated people, please visit the APWA website at https://apw.dhinitiative.org/collection-description to download the permissions questionnaire required from all APWA contributors. Writers inside can request the permissions questionnaire by writing to: The APWA, Hamilton College, 198 College Hill Road, Clinton, New York, 13323. The APWA is currently supported by a major grant from the NEH.
The American Prison Writing Archive.
Doran Larson, Director