prisoners http://michiganradio.org en Giving a voice to prisoners: Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project http://michiganradio.org/post/giving-voice-prisoners-michigans-prison-creative-arts-project <p>Just because you've been found guilty of a crime and sentenced to prison, doesn't mean you no longer have a voice, an opinion, something to say.</p><p>And that's why each year the Prison Creative Arts Project puts out the call to prisoners all around Michigan: Send us your poetry, your essays, your short stories.</p><p>PCAP goes through each submission and selects work to go into its annual Michigan Review of Prisoner Creative Writing. &nbsp;They're about to release their sixth volume. This one is called "The Sky Is On Fire, After All."</p><p>Philip Christman edits the Review, and he's an English Department instructor at the University of Michigan. He joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.&nbsp;</em></p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:25:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 16829 at http://michiganradio.org Giving a voice to prisoners: Michigan's Prison Creative Arts Project Michigan bills aim to help parolees land jobs http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-bills-aim-help-parolees-land-jobs <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - New legislation in Lansing is designed to help inmates find a job when they leave prison.</p><p></p><p>The bills would let Michigan certify felons' skills and character to help them during the job application process. The "certificate of employability" could go to parolees based on their criminal history, institutional behavioral record, and vocational and educational training.</p> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:38:02 +0000 Associated Press 15987 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan bills aim to help parolees land jobs What can be done about Michigan's overcrowded jails? http://michiganradio.org/post/what-can-be-done-about-michigans-overcrowded-jails <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When the public hears that a prisoner has been sentenced to serve time in jail, most of us allow ourselves to think that the guilty party will do the time.</span></p><p>But what happens when the number of prisoners who are sentenced outstrips the capacity of that jail? Do you cram in more and more inmates? Relieve overcrowding through early release? Reduce bonds? And what are the repercussions of each of those approaches?</p><p>Daniel Manville is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of the Civil Rights Clinic at Michigan State University. He joined us today to discuss the issue.</p><p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 21:31:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 14690 at http://michiganradio.org What can be done about Michigan's overcrowded jails? Prisoner art show http://michiganradio.org/post/prisoner-art-show <p>More than three-hundred works of art are on display at the University of Michigan by artists who are incarcerated prisoners. Independent producer and U of M professor of art <a href="http://www.art-design.umich.edu/people/detail/stephanie_rowden">Stephanie Rowden </a>visited prisons in Michigan and spoke with several incarcerated artists. She has this audio postcard about why the artists make art and what it means to be a part of the show.</p><p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-960690.mp3</p><p>The show is called <a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/pcap/pages/news.asp">The Sixteenth Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners</a> and it is part of <a href="http://www.lsa.umich.edu/english/pcap/index.html">The Prison Creative Arts Project.</a> The artwork is not only on display but it&rsquo;s also for sale.&nbsp; The show is at the Duderstadt Center Gallery at The University of Michigan until April 6<sup>th.</sup> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:26:08 +0000 Kyle Norris 1866 at http://michiganradio.org Prisoner art show