"While she is informing her readers of what it is like to teach violent felons in deep-security prisons, she is also informing them of what life is like for those prisoners. Her book is honest and free of any sort of sentimentality. She wants us to see the humanity of the prisoners, but she does not want us to forget why they are behind bars. Her language is open and accessible." --Statesman Journal
"At bottom, the book is about how education can be used as a means toward transformation, and, perhaps, redemption. Walker is steadfast in her argument for education the imprisoned in parenting and family skills."--Washington State Magazine
About the Author
Jan Walker, a former community college teacher trained in child and family studies, is the author of Parenting from a Distance: Your Rights and Responsibilities, training manuals for corrections educators, and works of fiction. She lives in Gig Harbor, Washington.