BITES, BOOKS and BUBBLY
“The Prison Minyan”
by Jonathan Stone
THURSDAY, JUNE 8
(In-person in the Prentis Memorial Library)
Facilitator: Debbie Morosohk
The scene is Otisville Prison, upstate New York. A crew of fraudsters, tax evaders, trigamists and forgers discuss matters of right and wrong in a Talmudic study and prayer group, or ‘minyan’, led by a rabbi who’s a fellow convict. As the only prison in the federal system with a kosher deli, Otisville is the choice for white-collar Jewish offenders, many of whom secretly like the place. They’ve learned to game the system, so when the regime is toughened to punish a newly arrived celebrity convict who has upset the 45th president, they find devious ways to fight back. And when a visiting poetry professor ends up in dire peril when she sees too much. Will they step up to save her?
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