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Exposure

Since I retired, I have volunteered for Reading Between the Lines, an organization that leads discussion groups with the recently released from prison as well as people serving the last year or so of their sentences. These discussions are grounded … Continue reading

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“How to Survive in Prison: A Brief History of My First Twenty-Three Years at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women” by Yvette M. Louisell

  How to Survive in Prison: A Brief History of My First Twenty-Three Years at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women 1988:  Pretend you’re not really in prison. 1989:  Pretend you’re not really in prison for life. Sleep as much as … Continue reading

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Piranesi descends

Years ago when I taught at the Chicago Academy for the Arts, JB and I attended an auction as a fund-raiser for the school. We purchased a (poorly printed) Piranesi etching printed from his original plate, part of his prison series … Continue reading

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