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, before embarking on a decade-long career as a journalist. She worked closely with law enforcement covering crime and courts in various TV markets: Pocatello, Idaho; Tallahassee, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama. She is the author of  The Green Balloon. 

Additionally, her work has appeared in Reflections: A Journal of Community Engaged and Writing Rhetoric.