Volume 17, Number 1 of the Journal of Prisoners on Prisons focuses on the theme of education inside American and Canadian prisons. Edited by Justin Piché, the articles focus on a number of topics including the barriers to education faced by prisoners, the obstacles faced by those who wish to develop scholarly knowledge on imprisonment and the vital role prison writing plays in knowing inside in the contemporary context. The Response
to the issue by Jon Marc Taylor, who earned his bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees while behind bars through correspondence courses, encourages prisoners and fellow travellers to continue to “fight the good fight” through prison writing. The Prisoners’ Struggles
and Book Reviews
sections include resources for prisoners, along with contributions from individuals and groups working towards expanding knowledge inside including Seth Ferranti, Eugene Dey, books2prisoners Ottawa and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Education.