Artists & Writers

Between the Bars, Michael Burts, Pen Pal website, connections, newsletter and more. 802-773-4029. (also known as Reaching Beyond The Walls) Sign up for emails at

Cell Door Magazine, 14985 Road 40.2, Mancos CO 81328. 970-533-7383. Shares inmate writings and art on their website.

Fine Art America, 2415 N. Geneva Terrace, Chicago IL 60614. Fee to sell art on website. Someone outside needs to submit. Provides marketing tools for website setup, social media print sales, e-newsletters and more.

InsideOUT Writers, Attn: Alumni Program/Re-Entry Services, 1212 N. Vermont Blvd. 2nd Floor, Los Angeles CA 90029. 323-660-1866. Directed toward the youth. Writing services, re-entry and more.

Prison Arts Touching Hearts (PATH), PO Box 1702, Mill Valley CA 94942. Provides a platform to showcase the talents of
incarcerated artists.

Prisoner Express, PO Box #6556, Ithaca NY 14851. 607-252-6946. Newsletter uses inmate writings and art, voice to the free world. Educational & other programs.

Prisons Foundation, 2512 Virginia Ave. NW, #58043, Washington DC 20037. Free information & publishing advice for writers. Inmates can pay for document services.

Prison Writers Leon Kelley, PO Box 334, New York NY 10002. Where prisoners have a voice – writings posted on the website.

Ridge Art Association, 210 Cypress Gardens Blvd SW, Winter Haven FL 33880. 863-291-5661. Send SASE for contest information.

Safe Streets Arts Foundation, 2512 Virginia Ave. NW #58043, Washington DC 20037. 202-393-1511. Inmates’ art work shown and sold.

Southwest Correctional Art Network (SCAN), Attn: Grady Hillman, 7010 Isabelle Drive, Austin TX 78752., PO Box 1773, Avondale AZ 85323. Shows and sells inmate art on web. Send a self-addressed prepaid envelope to receive an application.

A Touch of Light, 300 Lenora Street #311, Seattle WA 98121. 206-245-4937. Artist resources for incarcerated individuals and their families.

Justice Arts Coalition (JAC), PO Box 8261, Silver Spring MD 20907. Prisoners, ex-prisoner, displaying art on the web and in shows.

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