Stowe Prize 2020

Albert Woodfox Solitary

“We had been through so much brutality, so much pain and suffering that we had every right to be hard, bitter, and hateful toward almost everyone and everything in life. But instead, we did not allow prison to shape us. We defined ourselves.”



of a Transformative Writer

2020 Stowe Prize Recipient






“It is a tremendous honor to be selected as the 2020 Stowe Prize recipient,” said Woodfox. “It is an affirmation of the power of writing about the human experience to enlighten and, hopefully, influence our world for the better.”