“Crime and Punishment: Juvenile Offenders Study Russian Literature”: Washington Post

via Ratty, I think:

Kaufman thinks Russian literature is — unexpectedly — a particularly good fit for prisoners. The authors often asked what they called “the accursed questions,” Kaufman said: “Who am I? Why am I here? Given I’m going to die, how should I live?”


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