Inside Out: Voices from New Jersey State Prison
Inside Out: Voices From New Jersey State Prison. A powerful collection of poems, stories, memoirs and commentaries by 43 inmates who took part in a ... Show synopsis Inside Out: Voices From New Jersey State Prison. A powerful collection of poems, stories, memoirs and commentaries by 43 inmates who took part in a creative writing workshop. Compiled and edited by Kal Wagenheim, who directed the workshop, similar to one he directed for college students at Columbia University in New York City. "Fascinating stuff...The jail cell writers take us into dark and lonely rooms that we can only imagine. Now we can imagine much, much better"--Leigh Montville, author of numerous books, including best selling biographies of Babe Ruth and Ted Williams. "Imprisonment of the body behind steel bars and chunks of cement has not dimmed the creativity of these inmates...who express a multitude of insights into the complexities of the human spirit. Hope springs among the most chastised and beaten souls...I have learned much from this text"--Lloyd H. Rogler, Fordham University. "Moving stories and poems that come from the heart...This program might well be transplanted to other institutions"--Theo Bensen, California Dept. of Corrections and Rehabilitation.