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Kate McQueen

Kate McQueen

Kate McQueen is a writer and lecturer at University of California Santa Cruz, specializing in literary journalism, with a focus on narratives of crime and justice. She also serves as a director at Prison Journalism Project and as an editorial advisor at San Quentin News, San Quentin State Prison, California. She can be found on Twitter at @katejoymcqueen.

Introducing American Prison Newspapers, 1800-2020: Voices from the Inside

This overlooked corner of the press provided news by and for people who were incarcerated. A newly available archive shows it worked hard to reach outside audiences too.