Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology - Foreward, Introduction, Initiations, and Time and Its Terms Summary & Analysis

Bell Gale Chevigny
This Study Guide consists of approximately 33 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology.
This section contains 748 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology Study Guide

Foreward, Introduction, Initiations, and Time and Its Terms Summary and Analysis

Foreward

"Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology" is a collection from prison contest winners. Sister Helen Prejean, who also wrote the book "Dead Man Walking", wrote the foreword. She gained first hand knowledge about prison life by visiting prisoners for fourteen years.

Introduction

Bell Gale Chevigny wrote that much can be gained from learning about what takes place behind prison bars. She covered an informative account of inmate statistics and historical views in the past 50 years. Some prisons went through reform after the prisoners protested and lives were lost. Due to increased drug charges from the war on drugs, more prisons were built.

The inmates benefited from the writing program as it was restorative in supporting the convicts to find their voice...

(read more from the Foreward, Introduction, Initiations, and Time and Its Terms Summary)

This section contains 748 words
(approx. 2 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology Study Guide
Copyrights
Gale
Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook