Private: Inmate’s prize for writing spurs Commissioner to censor writing students

An inmate won a $25,000 PEN American Center prize for the writing she did in prison. Wally Lamb, a writer and prison creative writing instructor, said that Connecticut prison officials responded to the news of the win by erasing all of the writing produced by fifteen female inmates. The Commissioner says it’s all a big misunderstanding. (Via Boing Boing.)