The Press: Acid & Ink

The free home delivery offered by the Jefftown Journal is hardly a bargain. All who read the paper live within the walls of the Missouri State Prison at Jefferson City, where the Journal is printed by its inmate staff. The Journal's policy is to look for the silver lining; it reports the bleak news of prison life in the brightest voice it can muster, and it encourages prisoners to work toward rehabilitation. But most Journal readers share a common misery that goes untouched by such institutional cheer. Lately they have found a wry spokesman in the Journal's superb cartoonist, Prisoner 69652,...

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