International Prison Writing
May 21, 2007 10:32 AM   Subscribe

The current edition of Words Without Borders features a striking array of current and historical writing by prisoners held in such countries as Albania, Syria, Finland, Spain, and Argentina. previously on mefi
posted by Rumple (5 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Material from this site has been linked before on metafilter but the current front page assemblage is a really fine collection of writing.
posted by Rumple at 10:34 AM on May 21, 2007

"Dark and lonely on a summer's night
Kill my landlord
Kill my landlord
Watchdog barking
Do he bite?
Kill my landlord
Kill my landlord
Slip in his window
Break his neck
Then his house
I start to wreck
Got no reason
What the heck
Kill my Landlord
Kill my landlord
my l a n d l o r d"
/tyrone (eddie murphy) green

/If shakespeare were alive today...he'd be behind bars.
posted by exparrot at 12:00 PM on May 21, 2007

thanks for this,'s good to read these folks.
posted by amberglow at 6:14 PM on May 21, 2007

Thanks, Rumple.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:46 PM on May 21, 2007

NYTimes has a video thing from Eastern State Penitentiary in Philly--former inmates and guards speaking--in sidebar on the left here
posted by amberglow at 7:27 AM on May 23, 2007

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