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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Ex Offender Wilbert Rideau

I have just finished reading "In the Place Of Justice: A Story of Punishment and Deliverance", by Wilbert Rideau who was incarcerated for 44 years and released in 2005.  The book is a great read, evidence of how inmates can be reformed.  Rideau was editor of the Angolite, that received many  national awards for journalism.  One thing that stuck with me in the book was Rideau's description of his adjustment back in the society. 

Last week I participated in NPR 88.1 WYPR's  Midday with Dan Rodricks http://www.ktla.com/sports/football/bs-ed-rodricks-books-20101205,0,4533598.column

Because of the program I have been getting lots of calls with donations from the public. 

2 comments:

Firefly said...

I am currently reading Rideau's book and finding it fascinating. I volunteer at a local prison with a program that helps dads read and record books to send to their children.

I love your blog. I am a university librarian who sometimes, kinda thinks about working in a prison library. Your blog inspires me on many levels. :)

Peggy said...

Thanks for your comments. I have been a librarian for over 35+ years. I worked in public, school, academic and special libraries. This has been the most rewarding because you see the transformation in majority of those you serve.

Glennor