Literacy issues - women in prison

katie haegele katehaegele at HOTMAIL.COM
Fri Nov 24 19:43:51 UTC 2000

does anyone know of a similar project in or around philadelphia? i've got so
many books i'd love to give to such a cause, and i'm sure they need
volunteers as well ...


>From: Amy L Sheldon <asheldon at TC.UMN.EDU>
>Reply-To: List for Feminists in Linguistics
>Subject: Re: Literacy issues - women in prison
>Date: Fri, 24 Nov 2000 09:22:10 -0600
>There is a Women's Prison Book Project here in Minneapolis, collecting
>book donations for prisoners.  There are stories about how hard it is to
>get books in, letters of appreciation from the prisoners for the books,
>etc.  If you are interested I can try to connect you to it.  It is being
>run out of ARISE bookstore in Mpls, by volunteers, of course.  This info
>could broaden your course context out in important ways - new twists on
>  Amy Sheldon
>On Sat, 25 Nov 2000, Susan Bugler wrote:
> > Hello everyone:
> >
> > I'm interested in issues regarding literacy for women in prisons. I'm
> > planning a proposal for a short, voluntary course looking at children's
> > fantasy books for interested women who find themselves in jail.
> >
> > Does anyone know of any academic work on reading programmes for female
> > prisoners, or on issues of literacy experienced by such prisoners? I'd
> > envisaged offering a range of materials from picture books to more
> > novels for young adults.
> >
> > Thank you for your help,
> >
> > Susan Bugler
> > Teacher
> > Brisbane
> > Australia
> >
> > sbugler at
> >

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