Sex and power -- forces rampant in our prison system, thwarted and twisted by the jail culture. Lock up large numbers of the same gender and the frustrated sexual energy is palpable.
Likewise, in jail everyone -- wardens, correctional officers, inmates -- wants
power, fights for it, manipulates for it, in a place where everyone is made…
Over any teacher’s career—in my case, 26 years of teaching high school English to at-risk teenagers, the last 10 of those years in an adult county jail—you get asked lots of questions. Some about the topic
you’re teaching; others, well, it’s hard to know where they come from.
But there’s one question I heard a lot, most frequently from my jail
students, “Why don’t you teach in a real school?”
This usually happened when a lesson went well and a kid…Continue
Added by David Chura on September 13, 2010 at 11:48am — No Comments