Stories by Jean Trounstine

Jean Trounstine is the author of the highly praised Shakespeare Behind Bars: The Power of Drama in Women’s Prison (St. Martin’s) about her decade directing plays and teaching at Framingham Women’s Prison in Massachusetts. She has written numerous articles on prison issues for publications including Boston magazine, the Boston Globe, Working Woman magazine, the Women’s Review of Books, and Truthout, and has been the subject of many articles, radio broadcasts (NPR, The Connection), and TV shows (the Today Show). subscribe to Jean Trounstine's feed

Posted on: Apr 27, 2016, Source: Ig Publishing

“I came in as a child. You want to be blind to it, but then you see people ... killing themselves,” said one Massachusetts boy.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2013, Source: The Rag Blog

While we complain of 100 degree heat and take solace in our air-conditioned homes, prisoners across the country are suffering—and not just for their crimes.