Lessons in imprisonment

Tuesday, May 02, 2023
Chronicle of Higher Education
Inside Maine’s maximum-security lockup, Leo Hylton is giving a tour. Thirteen undergraduates, wearing bright-green lanyards strung with panic buttons, follow closely behind asking questions. Hylton, who is serving 50 years for burglary, robbery, and attempted murder, began his higher education journey here. On this particular day, he is co-teaching a class for Colby College as part of a novel teaching arrangement that brings a prisoner into the classroom as an instructor.

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