Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology - Getting Out and Death Row Summary & Analysis

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Getting Out and Death Row Summary and Analysis

Getting Out

The inmates were released either through imaginative dreams of escapes or physically done with serving their time. Prisons provided structure to the inmates' lives and oddly for some convicts they provided comfort and security.

"Dreams of Escape" was a poem written by Henry Johnson in second person style. The author was fearfully fleeing from a city to the woods. There a wood spirit briefly tempted the reader.

Ajamu C.B. Haki wrote the poem "After All Those Years" where he questioned leaving the comfortable and protective prison walls. The inmates worked at up keeping the prison with cleaning and painting. The author mentioned undesirable food. The inmate was able to exit the prison but the prison and experiences there will not depart.

"Stepping Away from My Father" was a poem written...

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