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Jeffrey J. Williams

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780823263806

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.001.0001

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The Pedagogy of Prison

The Pedagogy of Prison

(p.181) Twenty-Seven The Pedagogy of Prison
How to Be an Intellectual

Jeffrey J. Williams

Fordham University Press

This chapter recounts the author's experiences working in prison as a correction officer. It describes the day-to-day tasks of a guard and debunks many of the myths about prisons. Like George Orwell's "Shooting an Elephant," it tells some of the lessons the author, subsequently an academic, learned about justice. It also compares the university system with the prison system, finding uncanny similarities.

Keywords:   Prison, Correction officer, Personal Essay, "Shooting an Elephant" (Orwell), Universities and prisons

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