Doran Larson

Hamilton College

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Professor of Literature and Creative Writing at Hamilton College and Director of the America Prison Writing Archive. He’s author of several books on incarceration including Editor of Fourth City; Essays from the Prison in America and author of “Witness in the Era of Mass Incarceration; Discovering the Ethical Prison.” He also teaches a creative writing work shop at Attica Correctional Facility

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For prisoners who have access to writing programs, putting words on a page offers a way to share experience, fear, and pain.

How prison writing programs transform inmates and provide vital accounts of life inside

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The 1980's were the Era of Rehabilitation in American prisons. There were 350 college degree programs for inmates nationwide.

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