Center for Justice Innovation co-launches new literary prize judged by incarcerated people

Freedom Reads, a nonprofit that creates libraries in prisons; the Center for Justice Innovation, an organization providing resources to underserved communities; and the National Book Foundation have co-founded the Iniside Literary Prize. This new initiative is the first major US-based literary prize with a selection committee comprised entirely of incarcerated people. The first prize will be awarded in June 2024 by a jury of 300 incarcerated people across a dozen persons.

The launch was covered by The New York Times. Read the article here.