Submitted by Andrew
on April 12, 2011 - 9:47am
Jon Moe of PRI's Marketplace radio show spoke with our Charlie DeTar to get more background on his groundbreaking prison-blogging project, Between the Bars:
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Prison inmates generally don't have access to the Internet. But a new program is letting them publish handwritten blogs online.
We talk to Charlie DeTar. He's a Ph.D candidate at MIT and co-founder of Between the Bars. It's a program where prisoners write out their blog entries longhand, mail them in, and then volunteers scan them and post them online. The prisoners can't look at the entries online, at least not while they're locked up, but can receive printouts of what it looks like and what comments they've received.