About the founder

Debra Des Vignes is the founder of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop. As a former TV news reporter, Debra got her start at ABC-7 in Los Angeles, California, and then embarked on a decade-long career as a journalist. She was embedded with law enforcement covering crime and courts in various TV markets, including KPVI (NBC) in Pocatello, Idaho, and WVTM (NBC) in Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of  The Green Balloon.