Prisons: Crusading Cons

Many states tend to keep their criminals hidden away, but Colorado's are highly visible. During the past two years, teams of convicts from the state penitentiary at Canon City have been al lowed to leave prison — each team with only one unarmed guard — to go on speaking tours throughout the state. As a result, Coloradans outside the walls are gaining an understanding of the convicts, and have begun to take an interest in their problems.

All the convict lecturers are from the maximum-security section of the penitentiary, and a few are bank rob bers and murderers. Yet...