Prison Sentences: Penitentiary Literature in Kingston

Event Date: 
Mar 2, 2015 to Apr 15, 2016
Event Location: 
W.D. Jordan Rare Books & Special Collections
CA
News & Events Topics: 
Rare Books & Special Collections
Exhibits

Focusing on prison newsletters, or ‘joint magazines’ from Kingston area prisons, this  exhibit provides an in-depth look at writings by prisoners. It examines the content and  historical significance of these works, and draws attention to the high quality of these  publications, especially in the 1950’s and 60’s. It attempts to establish the context and  tension in which these newsletters were produced.

   Introduction

   Case 1: History of the Penal Press

   Case 2: Writer's Block: Social Issues on the Inside

   Case 3: Prison for Women

   Case 4: Printing Process

   Case 5: Personal Narratives

   Case 6: Famous Prison Authors

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