WHAT WE DO
We publish books written by incarcerated and formerly incarcerated authors to inspire
Hope, Healing, Reform, and to Reduce Recidivism.
Our goal is to publish stories written by talented incarcerated and formerly incarcerated persons. We believe writing is a form of healing and inspires hope for the writer and those who will be impacted by their stories.
REFORM, REDUCE RECIDIVISM.
Through the publishing of behavior-specific curriculums we hope to reach, teach and educate the at-risk youth and the community on reform and provide a solution that will reduce recidivism.
Fiction and nonfiction books written by incarcerated and previously incarcerated individuals with lived experience. Authors Inside is listed as a resource in PENAmerica's Handbook for Writers.
Behavior-specific curriculums that can be used at county probation, juvenile hall, county jail, prisons, half-way houses, state parole and by criminal justice students.
Presentations and group facilitation administered by Authors with lived experience.
Support services for adults and at-risk youth who may be struggling with literacy and at the start of the cycle of violence, coming into contact with probation and the judicial system.
Writing support, counseling and advocacy.
"To be an author is a form of rehabilitation." Otis Greene, III
"Authors Inside has been the voice of my Living Amends. I wanted to create something that would allow me to touch other’s lives in a positive way and decided writing a book would be the perfect way to get my message out. Authors Inside allowed me a platform and a sense of hope that I could somehow help another human being, even from behind the walls of a 41-year prison sentence. No longer reticent, but capable of making a difference in a positive way because Authors Inside allowed for my voice to be heard." Tommy Eugene Lewis, III, C.H.I.P.S. (Chameleon’s Hiding In Plain Sight)
"My message is to share how change is possible as long as one takes change serious through recovery, rehabilitation, and daily introspection. I chose Authors Inside because they give people like me (incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals) an opportunity to get their message out in hopes of reducing and preventing crime and making communities safer." Tom L. Murphy
"I am a playwright, novelist, and poet. I haven’t always been this successful in life. I had a challenging childhood, and when I was 25 years old, I found myself in prison serving a life sentence. Authors Inside motivates me to transform my life, move toward positive, healthier life choices, and realize my full potential as a contributing member of our writer’s community at California Men’s Colony and beyond." Ali Moseley - Words I Never Got Spoken.