Doing Time: 25 Years of Prison Writing-a PEN American Center Prize Anthology Topics for Discussion

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What role does education play in the prison system? Should prison-writing programs be funded by the government? What are the costs of educating prisoners to become high school graduates? What about higher level learning? What is your opinion of Pell Grants made available to prisoners?

How can you apply what the prisoners wrote about to your daily life? Can you relate to their situations? How has reading this book changed your thoughts and opinions about prisoners, prison-writing programs, prisons, and education?

Have you visited a person in prison? Would you encourage or discourage an inmate to get involved in a prison writing-program?

What are the pros and cons to prison-writing programs? What supplies are necessary? What personnel needs are required to operate such a program, if any?

Are you able to forgive others? What about if you were falsely accused, could you still forgive...

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