Ex-Inmates Use Dante to Learn, Inform, Entertain

David PesciFebruary 27, 20121min
Prof. Ron Jenkins and his students brought classics to prison inmates, a play to the world

A feature in The Boston Globe profiles a class at York Correctional Facility taught by Ron Jenkins and aided by his Wesleyan students that has provided opportunities for inmates after their release. The class led Jenkins to write a play about some of the inmates interspersing Dante’s Divine Comedy with their own experiences. The now ex-inmates and Jenkins will do a reading from the play at Harvard University this week.