Jones, who is serving time in a women's prison north of Orlando, wrote in a letter to The Associated Press that she's not a danger to potential pen pals. For now, some Florida inmates are ignoring the ban and listing themselves anyway. Occasionally, these relationships blossom into something more.
NPR and its affiliates reported the strike on several of their news programs. There's a catch, though.
There were. Writers' motivations vary. And they have organized scores of demonstrations outside of prison facilities nationwide, which have been documented on the prison strike website.