Albert Woodfox – SOLITARY

Join us for a special evening downtown at the main New Orleans Public Library with Albert Woodfox presenting SOLITARY, the extraordinary life story of a man who – despite spending four decades in solitary confinement in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell 23 hours a day…

Contributor Hype: Anne Gisleson’s “Condolences from Death Row”

Pick up the current issue of the Oxford American to read a feature-length essay by Press Street co-founder Anne Gisleson, “Condolences from Death Row.” The essay, an early draft of which Gisleson read at a Room 220 event in May…

Gravity and Grace: An interview with Lori Waselchuk

By Aubrey Edwards Over 90 percent of the roughly 5,000 inmates in the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola will die on its grounds, their sentences too long to live out. Warden Burl Cain and prison administrators have responded to the…