Tracy Schlapp


Prisons Have a Long Memory: Life Inside Oregon’s Oldest Prison

Tracy Schlapp BA ’87, along with Daniel Wilson BS ’88, edits this anthology of writings by incarcerated people in the Oregon State Penitentiary. Using questions sent by middle and high school students as prompts, the book offers emotionally charged, and often tragic, stories describing life in prison. Bridgeworks Oregon, 2022. 160 pages.


Tracy Schlapp BA ’87, along with Daniel Wilson BS ’88, runs Bridgeworks Oregon, a nonprofit that brings music and art to incarcerated people in Oregon. Recently, they have been touring prisons and cultivating writing communities wherever possible. In July 2023, they launched the PonyXpress Journal, which will enable them to continue publishing the writings and art of Oregon’s prisoners.