Episode 28: Respect the Paper

Illustration by Antwan Williams

Illustration by Antwan Williams

Hardly anyone writes letters anymore. On the streets it’s all texting, posting, sharing and liking. But in prison, pens, paper, envelopes and stamps are highly prized, and still considered an essential lifeline to the outside world.

Thanks to Eric Womak, Terry Kitchen, Michael Williams, Jesse Vasquez, Orrin “Artwork” Hutson, Kirk Davis, Lee Jaspar (aka Matthew Lee Jasper) and Antwan Williams for sharing their stories with us.

This episode was scored with music by Antwan Williams, David Jassy and E. Phil Phillips.

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Find the transcript for “Respect the Paper” here, and download the episode here.

Season 4Erin Wade