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Dr. Carl Hart, nominated for an NAACP Image Award for  "High Price" (
Dr. Carl Hart, nominated for an NAACP Image Award for "High Price" (

Chronicle AM -- January 10, 2014

The marijuana issue continues hot and heavy, one of our favorite authors is nominated for an award, harm reduction bills move in Wisconsin, and the US Sentencing Commission wants to cut drug sentences. And more.

Cellblock Poetry Release

[Courtesy of Shot Caller Press, LLC] Hello Everyone, I want to let you know that we have just completed the book "Cellblock Poetry", which features the 'best' poetry entered into our 2007 contest. I personally want to thank everyone for their support and effort. It is truly appreciated. Just so you know we are currently holding a writing contest for prisoners and ex-prisoners. We hope to publish an anthology of the 'best' stories and writers once again. We can only do so if we have enough entries to choose from, so please help us spread the word the contest closes August 31, 2008. To get the rules and obtain a copy of the entry form log onto: and follow the contest link I would like to remind you all that we are looking for writers and artists to publish. Our goal is to provide realistic and unique insights into prisons and the criminal justice system through the medium of select writings and artwork. Our belief is that stories change the world. We are not a non-profit organization, because we want those who have been published through Shot Caller Press, LLC to know they have accomplished something. We are dedicated to publish the best, marketable writings and artwork. Our current mission here at Shot Caller Press, LLC is developing an inventory, which means we are in the process of editing and developing several manuscripts written by prisoners, their families and advocates working toward improving our current system. As we continue to develop these manuscripts we will continue to conduct contests for prisoners, their families and others involved, so keep watching for our contest announcements. If your interested in purchasing a copy of 'Cellblock Poetry' you can do so by going to our web site: We use PayPal secure shopping cart for all orders Thanks again everyone hope to hear from you all real soon, Theresa M. Huggins CEO, Shot Caller Press, LLC [email protected] 503-890-1027

Writing Contest for Prisons!

[Courtesy of Shot Caller Press, LLC] Dear Friends, Shot Caller Press, LLC announces the next prison contest, Prison Short Story Contest, for prisoners and ex-prisoners. To find out more information follow this link: Cash Prizes are as follows: 1st Place - $250.00 2nd Place - $150.00 3rd Place - $75.00 At the end of this message is our announcement for the winners of the Poetry Contest and those selected to be published in our next book: Cellblock Poetry. If you want to pre-purchase a book at and pay no shipping cost follow this link: We would be honored if you pass this message on to anyone who might be interested. Thank you for all your support, Theresa Huggins CEO, Shot Caller Press, LLC [email protected] 503-890-1027

Prison Poetry Contest with Cash Prizes!

Dear Friend, I am with Shot Caller Press, LLC a publishing company dedicated to prison art and literature. Currently we are holding a contest for prison poetry, with cash prizes. The contest if for prisoners, ex-prisoners, family members or friend of someone in prison, any prison guards, prison volunteer, or prison worker. First Place is $250.00, Second Place: $100.00, and Third Place: $75.00. If you would like more information about this contest please log on at: This site will outline the rules and tell you about our publishing company. If you have any further questions please feel free to email me or call me at the number below. Theresa M. Huggins Shot Caller Press, LLC 8316 N. Lombard # 317 Portland, Oregon 97203 503-890-1027

Free Minds Book Club and Writing Workshop presents "Hear Us Out"

Hear Us Out will feature the writings of 16 and 17-year olds who have been charged and incarcerated as adults in the DC Jail. Poems will be read by Free Minds members who have been released and are now living and working in the DC community. Come celebrate their successes at this free community event!