Tuesday 6 September 2011
September 06, 2011
Khodorkovsky, Tymoshenko Revive Old Tradition Of Prison Correspondence
The recent publications of letters and columns by high-profile prisoners Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Yulia Tymoshenko have resurrected interest in the importance of prison correspondence. Methods of communication have become more sophisticated since the Soviet era, when political prisoners' writings were closely scrutinized and rarely published. But even with the growing reach of Facebook and Twitter, the impact of the printed word in traditional media is still proving surprisingly powerful.