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Inmate Artist Designs T-Shirts for Relay For Life Events

The Relay for Life T-Shirt project is an annual fund-raiser for cancer research and for victims of cancer in its various forms. The original designs of inmate artist John R Rice are posted here. “For me, this is partially about thinking outside the octagon; everything we do or do not do often has an immediate impact on our surroundings. We in prison are isolated from the world, but we can still make a difference,” said inmate Rice, regarding this project.

Works by Three Lemon Creek Inmates Published in Literary Journal

Shaka Levshakoff

LCCC inmate Shaka Levshakoff displays his copy of Tidal Echoes in the LCCC Library

Nathan Block

Former LCCC inmate Nathan Block

Former Lemon Creek Correctional Center inmate Nathan Block reads his “Poetic Memoir” at the University of Alaska Southeast Tidal Echoes Literary & Arts Journal launch in April at the Egan Lecture Hall in Juneau. The 2013 journal has works of poetry, short story, photography, painting, sculpture, ceramics, and essays contributed by 46 different writers and artists from around Southeast Alaska. Three LCCC inmates had work published in the 2013 edition; one of them is now in the Juneau halfway house, so he was invited to read his poem at the Tidal Echoes launch. All their poems were first published in the Lemon Creek Chronicle, a monthly in-house publication featuring original art and poetry by inmates. Announcements and other items of interest to inmates are also published in each issue.