Day: May 24, 2010

Written In Prison

Cell 2455 Death Row by Caryl Chessman

(On the forgotten 50th anniversary of a once-controversial convict’s execution, Beat historian and Library of Congress archivist Alan Bisbort provides a sweeping summary of the prison-writing genre, and the therapeutic invention that once supported the genre. — Levi)

Fifty years ago, on the morning of May 2, 1960, the State … Read the rest