2012 Award Winners

Each year, the PEN American Center presents awards for its Prison Writing Program. The program encourages literacy and creative expression. All participants are currently incarcerated somewhere in the United States. The PEN Center receives thousands of entries each year. The judges read the entries and make subjective evaluations in the following categories: poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, and drama. The 2012 winners, including honorable mentions, are listed below. These author-prisoners are to be congratulated and applauded.

2012 Annual Writing Contest Award Winners

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