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



The issues here could be that:
a) it is inappropriate to profit from crime ... either their own or others.
b) the victims could feel revictimised by the crime being made public in
such a sensationalist manner.
c) the content could be used by others as the basis for new crime (without
the mistakes that got the inmates caught).

Suzanne

----- Original Message -----
From: "Susan Lightcap" <slightcap@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, April 16, 2004 7:52 AM
Subject: Re: [OT] Prison erases writing workshop files after inmate wins
$25,000 PEN award


> WHY????????  Is it not okay for excellence to come to the fore in prison?
> Is that not a sure sign of  inmate improvement?  Huh?  Am I missing some
> huge moral lesson here?  Sheesh, betwen Antonin Scalia and his tape
erasing
> minions and the Connecticut penal system's response to a real writer
> emerging under its tender care, we're in real trouble (not to mention all
> the other stuff  . . . ).
>
> Susan Lightcap
>
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