Prison Poetry by Shrong Clemons


The PBS documentary series NOW ran an episode this week about an innovative program in the Sheridan Correctional Center of Illinois that aims to reduce recidivism by combining therapy, education and follow-up counseling for released convicts. In this video clip, former drug dealer and gang member Shrong Clemons, who became a model prisoner during his 20-month stay at Sheridan, performs three of his poems. Watch the whole episode here.

One comment on “Prison Poetry by Shrong Clemons

  1. Crissy says:

    You’ve hit the ball out the park! Icnredible!

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