Prison Writes Initiative

Prison Writes Initiative

NLD ID #88662
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Contact Information

500 Van Buren
Apt. 2
Oxford, MS 38655

Primary Contact

Louis Bourgeois

(662) 816-8058

Hours of Operation


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Program Overview

The Prison Writes Initiative was established to bring literacy and writing classes to Mississippi prisons. Our innovative creative writing classes, have been instrumental in helping incarcerated G.E.D, students improve their comprehension scores drastically, and therefore increasing graduation rates in all the prisons where we have classes. We have won two major regional awards over the past year. Ours is the only program of its kind in the state of Mississippi.

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Cost Info

To teach the 15 classes we teach in 5 different prisons, including men, women, and children, costs approximately $20,000.00 annually.

Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"The writing class has given me a new lease on life."

Vince Young, Parchman Prison

This program listing was last updated: October 29, 2020.

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Education services

  • Read and write better

Instruction Type

  • In-person