Long Sentences, Short Stories
Publication: The Village Voice
Date: June 22, 2007
Summary: The Student Press Initiative works with young inmates on Rikers Island to record
"Gordon says the process wasn't an easy one. "The association most of these guys have with interviewing is the DA," he says. "We have to develop a lot of trust." The logistics were also tough. His authors were often at court, talking with their attorneys, transferred to other facilities, put in solitary, and a few fortunate ones were released.
By the time of the book launch, only one of the 18 authors, 21-year-old Trevor Cole, was actually on hand to read what he'd written."
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