Life On The Outside Subject Elaine Bartlett to Speak at UMass Amherst

Elaine Bartlett spent sixteen years in New York’s Bedford Hills Prison for selling cocaine. It was her first offense. When she got out, she was 42 years old and had no money, no job, and no real home for herself and her four children. Bartlett’s story is told in the book Life on the Outside by Jennifer Gonnerman. Bob Paquette has our report. (Bartlett will tell her own story at 7:00 P.M. on February 22 at the UMass Amherst Student Union Ballroom.)