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Volume Eleven of Captured Words/Free Thoughts Now Available

Supported in part by a CLAS Dean’s Fund for Excellence grant, the department of communication has released the eleventh volume of Captured Words/Free Thoughts. Working under the assumption that reducing crime and reclaiming our neighborhoods depends in part on enabling a generation of abandoned Americans to experience different modes of citizenship, self-reflection, and personal expression, Captured Words/Free Thoughts aspires to empower its contributors and enlighten its readers. To fulfill these goals, Captured Words/Free Thoughts offers testimony from America’s prisons and prison-impacted communities. This issue includes poems, stories, letters, essays, and art made by men and women incarcerated or formerly incarcerated in Colorado, Arizona, Illinois, and Texas. To expand the scope of the project, this issue also includes works made by folks on the “free” side of the prison walls (in Colorado, Florida, Oregon, and Texas) who have been impacted by crime, violence, and the prison industrial-complex.

If you would like to receive hard copies, please email Stephen John Hartnett, professor and chair of communication, at Stephen.hartnett@ucdenver.edu.

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