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Joyce Carol Oates On Teaching Writing To Prisoners

Lidia Jean Kott | Posted 11.22.2014 | Books
Lidia Jean Kott

Writer Joyce Carol Oates tends to veer away from the lighthearted. She's a Princeton professor, the author of more than 70 books, the recipient of the...

New Book Promotes Flogging As Prison Alternative

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 08.27.2011 | Books

Flogging sounds like a cruel, harsh alternative to prison. But In Defense Of Flogging, a new book written by academic Peter Moskos, actually advoca...

Connecticut Prison Inmates Reading True Crime And Other Violent Books

AP | PAT EATON-ROBB | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

HARTFORD, Conn. — Inmates in Connecticut prisons have access to true crime books and works of fiction that depict murder and graphic violence, w...

What's It Really Like Inside?

Kenneth Hartman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Kenneth Hartman

I've read books by prisoners that were obviously true but still had virtually no relevance to my experience. Each prison is different, and each prisoner's time is a unique series of events and circumstances.