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Prison Journalism Project

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Prison Journalism Project trains incarcerated writers to become journalists and publishes their stories.

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Prison Journalism Project is launching its first-ever year-end fundraising campaign! We're hoping to raise $30,000 in donations by December 31, and your year-end gift of up to $1,000 will be matched, up to $20,000 total thanks to Newsmatch, the Independence Media Foundation, and the Loud Hound Partner Fund.

This is an exciting time for us and the future of our work.

As an all-volunteer team, we've published more than 1,000 stories from over 390 writers across 150+ prisons in 35 states; we started a print newspaper, PJP x Inside, for people in prison by people in prison; and we created PJP J-School with a faculty of veteran journalists who are working with our first cohort of 15 promising writers.

Right now our plan is to sink everything into our training programs and the journalism itself — your donation will make a huge impact as we still scramble to cover daily expenses required to work with our 390+ writers via postal and electronic mail. To show you how far every dollar goes, a donation of $10 would pay for 30 electronic messages to our writers in New York!

We hope you'll support us during this exciting phase by pitching in with a year-end donation so we can raise $30,000 and where your year-end gift of up to $1,000 will be matched, up to a total of $20,000 total thanks to Newsmatch, the Independence Media Foundation, and the Loud Hound Partner Fund.

Thank you so much for being a part of our community.

Please note that donations will show up on your credit card statement from Players Philanthropy Fund, our fiscal sponsor, but 100% of gifts will support PJP. If you have any questions about that, please email our team at pjp@prisonjournalismproject.org.

Prison Journalism Project, Inc., is a fiscally sponsored project of Players Philanthropy Fund, a Maryland charitable trust recognized by IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178). Contributions to Prison Journalism Project are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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    Carol Lochiatto

    These stories, journalism, written word are starting a conversation that needs to be had. Eric Finley's piece stopped me dead in my tracks this morning and gave me great pause. I think we all need a little "pause". Understanding and empathy...

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    Tina Roh

    I appreciate the Prison Journalism Project's work to highlight the voices of those affected by our criminal justice system. Hearing the stories of the incarcerated can help us realize that everyone's human, and that there may be ways to imp...

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