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Life Lessons that Only Prison Can Teach

Every Wednesday, around 25 of Stateville Correctional Center inmates, who are serving life sentences, attend the class Life Transformation through Communication. That class has spawned a play about life inside Stateville, conceived and written by the inmates called A Day at Stateville.

Former inmate and current actor and discussion leader, Melvin Haywood, and attorney Jim Chapman, a volunteer teacher at the Stateville Correctional Center near Joliet, discuss the project.

Music Button: Thievery Corporation, "Liberation Front", from the CD The Richest Man in Babylon, (ESL records)

A Day at Stateville Reading and Intergenerational Conversation
Tonight, July 21 at 5:30
Southwest Youth Collaborative, 6400 S. Kedzie Ave.

It's part of the Illinois Humanities Council's Public Square Programming. It will also be recorded for WBEZ's Chicago Amplified.

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