American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside (Reveal Digital, JSTOR)
On March 24, 1800, Forlorn Hope became the first newspaper published within a prison by an incarcerated person. In the intervening 200 years, over 450 prison newspapers have been published from U.S. prisons. Some, like the Angolite and the San Quentin News, are still being published today. American Prison Newspapers will bring together hundreds of these periodicals from across the country into one collection that will represent penal institutions of all kinds, with special attention paid to
women's-only institutions. Development of the collection began in July 2020 and will continue through 2021, with new content added regularly.