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Prison Poets:

In 1997, Judy Washbush published Poems From The Dane County Jail as a prison awareness project. Many of the men involved subsequently were sentenced to prison terms, but kept writing and sending poems. Judy has sent a newsletter of these poems to about 40 men; over 100 have participated since the newsletter began. Jeannie Bergmann now manages the newsletter; e-mail for info or to subscribe. These are all poems written in prison; click on the author's name. Anthony Sandifer and Caliph Stevens are currently in the Supermax Prison (now called the Wisconsin Secure Program Facility) in Boscobel. * indicates added in 2005.

fenced garden*Carlos Abadia

Anthony Hall

Arvester Hawkins

*Jevon Jackson

*Jerome L. Jenkins

*Hans M. Jensen

Andre Johnson

Donna Dawn Konitzer

Benjamin Luttrell III

*James Miller

Richard Player Paul

*Omar Polk

*Russell Rose

*Anthony Sandifer

A. Sandler

Caliph Stevens

Michael A. Walker

Samuel Wright