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Ryan Moser

Ryan Moser

Ryan M. Moser is a formerly incarcerated  journalist and award-winning writer from Philadelphia who served eight years in the Florida DOC for property crimes. Ryan has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” and News Nation, and was nominated for a 2019 Pushcart Prize. A 2022 and 2023 recipient of the PEN America award,  Ryan has been widely published in media outlets and literary journals. You can find his work at

A page from The Angolite that features a photograph of a prison guard holding a shotgun while watching prisoners work in a field.

Slavery and the Modern-Day Prison Plantation

"Except as punishment for a crime," reads the constitutional exception to abolition. In prison plantations across the United States, slavery thrives.