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[BKARTS] [OT] Prison erases writing workshop files after inmate wins $25,000 PEN award

Lamb: Inmate writing erased
Associated Press


HARTFORD -- Best-selling author Wally Lamb, who teaches a creative
writing workshop at the York Correctional Facility in East Lyme, said
Wednesday that 15 women inmates lost up to five years of work when
officials at the prison's school ordered all hard drives used for the
class erased and its computer disks turned over.

Department of Correction Commissioner Theresa Lantz halted the writing
program March 29 after learning that inmate Barbara Parsons Lane had won
a $25,000 PEN American Center prize for her work on the 2003 book
"Couldn't Keep It To Myself: Testimonies from our Imprisoned Sisters."

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