ERIC Number: ED373169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Context: An Inmate Newspaper.
Manito, Inc., Chambersburg, PA.
A project was designed to teach writing skills to adult basic education students in prison through the publication of a bimonthly newspaper. The target audience was any inmate in the Franklin County and Adams County Prisons in Pennsylvania; there were no restrictions on admittance to the program or to class size. Participation was voluntary and the classes were open entry/open exit. Participants' writings included editorials, poetry, puzzles, and interviews. Three issues of the newspaper were produced at the Adams County Prison; six issues were produced at the Franklin County Prison. Although no posttesting was possible to demonstrate increases in writing levels, the inmates participated in and enjoyed working on the project. Both prisons agreed to continue the program. (The seven-page report is followed by four copies of "The Context," the newspaper of the Adams County Prison, and two copies of "Doin Time," the newspaper of the Franklin County Prison.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Adult Basic and Literacy Education.
Authoring Institution: Manito, Inc., Chambersburg, PA.