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Join the Ivy League: Yale University Law Journal Announces Writing Contest for Inmates

The Yale University Law Journal wants to publish essays on prison legal topics written by inmates and is running a contest to do it. “The contest offers people in prison the chance to share their stories with people who shape … Continue reading

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How to Help the Homeless, Cut Incarceration and Save Taxpayer Money

Kudos to Boulder’s City Council. It voted 8 to 1 to back Lee Hill, a new housing project that can keep chronically homeless people off Boulder’s streets and save taxpayer money. Permanently. Called Housing First, such projects put people who … Continue reading

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San Quentin Inmates Go To College

Today on NPR’s Morning Edition comes some positive news from California’s troubled penal system. The Prison University Project provides college-level courses for inmates at San Quentin, and grants them college degrees. You can read the NPR report at http://www.npr.org/2011/06/20/137176620/inside-san-quentin-inmates-go-to-college, or … Continue reading

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Prison Education Advocate Christopher Zoukis

Christopher Zoukis <http://www.christopherzoukis.com/> , recipient of two  2011 PEN American Center Writing Awards (drama and fiction), and the author  of the definitive reference book on prison education, is currently a federal  prisoner at FCI-Petersburg. He is enrolled in college via … Continue reading

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