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Prose and Cons book of poetryProse and Cons

Poetic views from inmates detained by the South Dakota Department of Corrections

Prose and Cons is a compilation of poetry from the ongoing poetry workshop in South Dakota Department of Corrections. This book was produced by the inmates as a way to support the work of Family Connection. Family Connection provides hospitality houses that provide shelter for families traveling to Sioux Falls to visit an incarcerated loved one. This service allows families, with limited incomes, to continue the healing process with the incarcerated family member.  It is edited by South Dakota State Poetry Society Board Member Lawrence Diggs with a foreword by South Dakota State Poet Laureate Lee Ann Roripaugh.

About the Authors

The poets in this compilation were inmates with the South Dakota Department of Corrections at the time of submission. They came from various backgrounds over various paths but found themselves together at a moment in time and place that suggested and encouraged this collaboration.

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