Robyn Keystone
I am a remedial literacy teacher and linguistic specialist. Over the last 4 months, I have been teaching inmates in two of Ontario's maximum security jails. I run a Canadian not-for-profit called Literal Change, and I'm dedicated to helping the incarcerated community reach literacy proficiency.

Entries by Robyn Keystone

There's An End In Sight In The Fight Against Mass Incarceration

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2017 | 2:58 PM

My colleague and I recently attended a conference at New York's Columbia University entitled Beyond the Bars: Transcending the Punishment Paradigm. The premise of the weekend's talks exposed the structural workings of the American prison system and initiatives in play that are dedicated to ending mass incarceration.

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What Teaching In Jail Is Teaching Me About Privilege

(8) Comments | Posted December 20, 2016 | 9:40 AM

Four months ago, I began teaching inmates in two of Ontario's maximum security jails. The experience has taught me a lot in a very short amount of time. I'm learning about an alternative universe that exists in parallel to mine. I'm accessing a dimension which is completely divergent from the...

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