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



well that sucks.  i'l be adding that to the list of things in this country
tahat are gonna chase me out of it.  whee!

> Lamb: Inmate writing erased
> <http://www.norwichbulletin.com/news/stories/20040415/localnews/233522.html>
> Associated Press
>
> [Excerpts]
>
> 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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