Letter from the Editor

Thank you for your continued support. It means a great deal to the incarcerated writers who contribute to the project to know that people on the outside take time out of their day to take in their works. We have been doing this for a few years now, learning and growing on a daily basis. From the start, we have maintained a clear mission and a set of “dos and don’ts” that keep us accountable to it.

Our mission is to transcribe, publish and distribute writings from prisoners, including, but not limited to, anarchist prisoners. Our vetting guidelines pertain to the content of submissions that are in consideration to be published. For example, we do not publish works that advocate things that we find to be actively harmful, such as statism, authoritarianism, racism, sexism, etc.

That being said, we also do not exclude potential contributors based on alleged past wrongdoings. This is not a callous dismissal of people who may have been harmed by our contributors on the outside, but solidarity with those who are experiencing the hell that is prison. We do not wish to act as judge, jury, executioner to any of our contributors, and simply hope that, even in the smallest of ways, our project can help combat the State carceral system’s desire to silence its captives.


Mongoose Distro

July 28, 2022

Published by mongoosedistro

"Contains material solely for the purpose of achieving breakdown of prison through disruption" -Texas Dept. of Criminal Justice mailroom

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