Posts Tagged: prisons

Putting Literature in Prisons

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Seattle-based program Books to Prison helps to give literature to Seattle’s inmates, and it is changing lives. Encountering different narratives through books can have a lasting effect. For prisoners, books are more than entertainment; books provide the tools to help them make sense of their lives and circumstances. Find out more at the Capitol Hill […]

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Slow-Motion Sins

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At The New Yorker, Adam Gopnik follows up on his recent piece about America’s prisons, delving deeper into the moral issues surrounding mass incarceration. “The moral failings of advanced liberal societies, not least this one, tend to be slow-motion sins. We don’t stone the adulterer or hang the sodomite or massacre the restive inner-city residents. […]

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Women’s Prisons

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The authors of Inside This Place, Not of It: Narratives From Women’s Prisons compare stories gathered for the book with last month’s report by Rashida Manjoo, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. The bottom line: women in prisons face rape and abuse by guards, error-ridden medical care, and, in many states, shackling […]

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