Lamb: Inmate Writing Erased

Prison officials destroyed computer files containing inmates’ personal writing days after a prisoner won a national writing award, best-selling author Wally Lamb said.
Lamb, who teaches a creative writing workshop at the York Correctional Facility in East Lyme, said Wednesday that 15 women inmates lost up to five years of work when officials at the prison’s school ordered all hard drives used for the class erased and its computer disks turned over.
Lamb: Inmate Writing Erased (Norwich Bulletin/AP)

One would hope that so much work would exist somewhere on a backup file.