I was amazed to learn that while I pay $3.50 a gallon for gasoline, inmates at the Lansing Correctional Institute are being trained in classic Shakespeare (4/20, A+E, “Drama of hard time; Inmates in the mental health unit like Heidi Stubblefield’s classes”).
Could drama instructor Heidi Stubblefield guard these inmates while they pick up litter on K-7? I am supposed to be impressed that she has to “hold her own” with a group of male inmates who have been without female attention a while.
Ah, to be or not to be ... serious. What in the world are these directors thinking? Miss Stubblefield is allowed to present herself to the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.
Get me a tax break on gas and put the inmates on litter patrol.
Editor’s note: Arts in Prison has a $230,000 budget for the current fiscal year; $8,088 of it came from the Kansas Arts Commission.