Sonic Sidebar: Literature Behind Bars

May 4, 2014

In a small prison just outside Madison, groups of inmates get together to read and discuss classic novels and poetry. They’re part of The Oakhill Prison Humanities project and featured in the new documentary, Dostoyevsky Behind Bars. It follows the inmates and the University of Wisconsin graduate students who teach them. Naomi Olson led a Russian literature course at the prison. Here’s her story.