John J. Lennon

Contributing writer, Marshall Project; contributing editor, Esquire; adviser, Prison Journalism Project

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Contributing writer for the Marshall Project, contributing editor at Esquire, and adviser to the Prison Journalism Project. His articles have appeared in the New York Times and The Atlantic. He’s also prisoner #04A0823 at at Sullivan Correctional Facility, located in the Catskills, New York State where he’s serving an aggregate sentence of 28 years to life.  His recent article in the New York Times Magazine was about prison life under Covid.

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For prisoners who have access to writing programs, putting words on a page offers a way to share experience, fear, and pain.

How prison writing programs transform inmates and provide vital accounts of life inside

For prisoners who have access to writing programs, putting words on a page offers a way to share experience, fear, and pain.

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John J. Lennon is a confessed killer doing time at Sing Sing Prison. He’s also published in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and Sports Illustrated.

Super Bowl gambling behind bars

John J. Lennon is a confessed killer doing time at Sing Sing Prison. He’s also published in the Washington Post, the Atlantic, and Sports Illustrated.

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American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill.

Imprisoning our mentally ill?

American jails and prisons have become hospitals for the mentally ill.

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