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We are a voice for prisoners – both inside and outside the razor wire.

We welcome art, poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, letters, cartoons and heartfelt opinions from prisoners, ex-prisoners, as well as their families.

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Spring 2016 issue now available

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Artist: Robert Ariail Artist : Andy Marlette Artist? Submit your political cartoons to XfelonINK! Writer? Submit an essay or a political opinion! NOTE: XfelonINK is not a government polling agency nor does XfelonINK support any political candidate.

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Would you like to participate in an informal XfelonINK poll? Simply ask your friends and fellow inmates whom they support for the Presidential election. Collect the numbers and send us the results on the enclosed postcard. You will receive a free year’s subscription of XfelonINK! NOTE: XfelonINK is not a government polling agency nor does […]

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Which candidate do you support? Why? Express your opinion in the spring issue 2016 of XfelonINK! NOTE: XfelonINK is not a government polling agency nor does XfelonINK support any political candidate.

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Voting by felons, prisoners, and parolees is typically not allowed in the United States. But, just because you are one of these 2.3 million human beings, it doesn’t mean that you don’t have an opinion! NOTE: XfelonINK is not a government polling agency nor does XfelonINK support any political candidate.

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  • I was very excited to hear about your ongoing project, XFelonINK mag. Wow, what a crazy blend of ideas... your mag has definitely hit it on the nail, hats off! I live and breathe art. I strongly believe that the true beauty of the art lies not in the technique but in the soul of its creator...

    Savino Ramos
  • I have been drawing since I was a kid, but I really started to pick it up in juvenile hall . . . it's always been my positive outlet, one of the few things no one, not this place, can take away from me. Art saved my life . . . I hope to share the message "it's not about what you don't have but what you do with what you have" through my art. From all of us behind the walls, we thank you for giving us a voice . . .

    Adrian Andrade
  • I am excited to be able to express my emotions from these chains that hold me fast, for a deed I did not do. But I don’t spend my time in the tower sniveling and feeling sorry. Although my heart is truly broken . . . let’s not get too heavy into that; we all know what time it is, and it is what it is. . . it is not about me; this life is about taking the worst situation life has to offer and making it beautiful. I am a firm believer that once you put a flower seed in the mud, the mud becomes a flower, and no one sees the mud anymore. So I would love to send you pictures, poems, quotes, songs; what a gift to me that some of my things may be heard by the world! “A voice with a beautiful mind,” I myself would pay to hear. Please understand these things come with emotion from deep within my heart and soul. I am giving you a piece of me. Give it away.

    Kerry Shane Abela

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