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Author Janeen Ledford's new book about teaching in a male prison offers insight into the minds of prisoners.

Background Information

 There are more than two million people serving time in US prisons. It' s tough to feel sympathy for them, but author Janeen Ledford feels differently. She spent eighteen months as a teacher in a male prison and she quickly realized that many of her assumptions about inmates and correctional institutions were untrue. She met many extrordinary men who were her students in the prison. Her relationship with one particular inmate, who was academically and artisticically gifted, inspired her to write about her experiences in prison. Janeen Ledford comes from a family of educators and she has a diverse educational background as a reading specialist in the public schools. She describes dropping out of school as the first step on the educational path that leads to prison. 



Birth Place
Roxboro, NC USA

Janeen Ledford holds a BA in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA from the University of Colorado at Denver. She is a college professor at Metropolitan State College. She has had significant experience as a reading specialist in the Denver Public Schools.

Additional Information

Janeen Ledford is working on a new book, Street Stories, which also recounts her experiences as a teacher in a prison.

Contact Information
W.L. Ransom Press
1550 Larimer St. Unit 478 
Denver CO 80202  
Contact Author: Janeen L Ledford

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