Prisoners become poets in Lansing

Arts in Prison poetry program helps inmates find freedom in writing.
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Arts in Prison poetry program helps inmates find freedom in writing.

Melinda Henneberger is a columnist and member of The Star’s editorial board. She has covered crime, local and state government, hospitals, social services, prisons and national politics and worked in Texas, New York and Washington, D.C. For 10 years, she was a reporter for The New York Times based in New York, Washington and Rome. In 2018, she received the Scripps Howard’s Walker Stone Award for opinion writing.