Jean Trounstine is an author/editor of five published books and many articles, a professor at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts, and a prison activist. For 10 years, she worked at Framingham Women’s Prison and directed eight plays, publishing Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in a Women’s Prison about that work. She blogs for Boston Magazine, takes apart the criminal justice system brick by brick at jeantrounstine.com where she blogs weekly at “Justice with Jean,” and is a regular contributor to The Rag Blog.
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Monday, May 11, 2015
Taking my Students to Prison
Every semester my students from Voices Behind Bars, a class I teach at Middlesex Community College in Massachusetts, go to prison. They used to visit state institutions but now that the Massachusetts state prisons do not offer tours (perhaps because it is a hassle to have outsiders trooping through...