2017 November

10 November 2017
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Inmates letters and cards can make your heart sing

I receive hundreds of letters from men and women who want to ask about grievances, or want to discuss literature.  Every once in a while, I also receive a card.  These two represent the gamut of possibilities, I think.  The hand-colored bunny was from an illiterate inmate who colored the picture but had a friend write […]


5 November 2017
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New Jack: Guarding Sing Sing

With all the news about closing prisons and abuses within the prison system, we need to look at the problems Inside from as many angles as possible.  One that surprised me was a memoir written by journalist Ted Conover, who worked as a guard at Sing Sing until he just couldn’t. Correctional officers get only […]


5 November 2017
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Hole in my Life, great “novel” “memoir” by Jack Gantos

Hole in my Life, by Jack Gantos (Square Fish 2002) Every reader will love Jack Gantos’ true story of totally messing up his young life (and turning it around). His father wasted lots of energy and good advice on him:  “These folks [bad neighbors] zigged when the rest of the world zagged.  And once you […]


5 November 2017
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Find! Read! Journal of Prisoners on Prisons

Journal of Prisoners on Prisons, vol.25, Nu 1 (2016) I have arrived late to the smorgasbord of the Canadian compilation of essays written by and about prison, conditions, rehabilitation. But I’m delighted to be at the table.  I’m reviewing this one issue in the hopes that many of you will reach out and get a […]


5 November 2017
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Stephen Bright, Southern Center for Human Rights, takes graphic novel to interns, inmates

Prof. Stephen Bright, a hero for the disenfranchised in the courts, visited Austin recently and spoke to interested groups, including the U.T Law School clinics and faculty. I am so happy to report that he plans to take this graphic novel back with him to both the Southern Center for Human Rights, where he was […]


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