When best-selling novelist Joshilyn Jackson first walked into prison, she was scared. This was despite the fact that she would be able to leave any time.
Jackson was there as a volunteer for the nonprofit Reforming Arts, which works to provide a liberal arts education to women in prison. On this edition of “Writer to Reader,” Jackson shares the reservations she had about the possibility of teaching inmates.
Looking back on her lesson plan, Jackson says that her book choice, “To Kill A Mockingbird” was “the worst, best choice.”