Check out the following article, published today in Texas Monthly:
http://www.texasmonthly.com/story/when-prisoners-read-dostoevsky%E2%80%99s-crime-and-punishment-it%E2%80%99s-pretty-powerful

When Prisoners Read Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, It’s Pretty Powerful

THE DEEPER POLITICS OF THE NOVEL STILL RESONATE—ESPECIALLY WITH INMATES—NEARLY 150 YEARS SINCE IT WAS PUBLISHED.

Inmates at the Cleveland Correctional Center listen to a presentation as part of the Prison Entrepreneurship Program.

“It’s a story about the difference between the head and the heart,” says Brian Troy. The story is Crime and Punishment by the Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky, and though it was a difficult read for Troy, the themes were familiar to him. Along with a dozen other men wearing dark blue scrubs, Troy is sitting in a large concrete classroom at the Cleveland Correctional Center in rural East Texas, about an hour north of Houston. … Read the rest of the story here.

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