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Introduction Blog, by Catherine LaFleur

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Catherine LaFleur is an incarcerated writer. She invites you for a front row seat to enjoy the ongoing saga Adventures in Camp Prisoney Land. She has been published in Cream City Review, The Voices Project, and PEN America: United We Stand. She won a PEN America Award for her poem Gardener’s Memory. Her piece Arrogance and Hubris has been accepted for publication in a forthcoming issue of Scalawag.

Catherine has been incarcerated in the Florida Department of Corrections since 1999 on a life sentence. She has worked a variety of prison jobs: sewer crew, horticulture and compost technician, soap scum removal specialist, GED Teaching Assistant, and Law Clerk.

At the age of 52, Catherine has finally consented to be an adult albeit grudgingly. She spends her free time plotting ways to gain admittance to the prison chapel where she plays the piano and her beloved instrument the dulcimer. Catherine subscribes to The New Yorker and avidly consumes the works of James Rollins and Joe Abercrombie.

Catherine is a friend of Bill. She volunteers as a peer facilitator in the modality program. For fifteen years she has been a facilitator with the Alternatives to Violence Program, Miami Chapter and remains committed to practicing transforming power , meditation, and recovery skills.

Contact Information:

Jpay email : Catherine LaFleur DC#J14175

or by snail mail:

Catherine LaFleur D)C #J14175
Homestead Correctional Institution
19000 S.W. 377th Street, Suite 200
Florida City, Florida 33034

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