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The Compliance Library: Latest books show the way to better ethical decision making

Richard Bistrong | February 6, 2018

Before entering the Federal Bureau of Prisons facility in Lewisburg PA in July 2012, I thought about how I was going to spend my fourteen and a half months of incarceration in a way that would keep me busy, focused, and healthy. One way I realized those goals was through my work as a GED (high school equivalency) and ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor. The other was by reading a lot, beating my pre-prison goal of reading a book a week. As to those books, I ended up finishing sixty-five books in sixty-two weeks, focusing on history, politics, social media/public relations, as well as resource material to help me be a better tutor.

In the prison system, there’s an e-mail portal. It’s not the internet—e-mail only, and it’s slow and expensive, but it does work. And each inmate is allowed to have up to 30 people on their e-mail list. So, what I started doing was sending to all 30 recipients my book reviews, about every five books or so, as a group e-mail blast. It was...

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