Book Discussion on Dreams from the Monster Factory
Sunny Schwartz talked about and read selections from her book, Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption, and One… read more
Sunny Schwartz talked about and read selections from her book, Dreams from the Monster Factory: A Tale of Prison, Redemption, and One Woman’s Fight to Restore Justice to All (Scribner; January 6, 2009), which she co-wrote with David Boodell. The book is a behind-the-scenes look of her experiences during her 28 years working with prisoners. Ms. Schwartz, a lawyer in the San Francisco sheriff’s department, created the Resolve to Stop the Violence Project, which brings violent crime survivors and offenders together to help offenders take responsibility for their crimes. She was joined by Mr. Boodell, and Jean O’Hara, Scott Schell, Michael Hennessey, and Tijanna Eaton, who have all worked with Ms. Schwartz in the Stop the Violence Project. Following their remarks the authors and participants responded to audience members' questions.
Ms. Schwartz has worked in the California criminal justice system for 25 years. In addition to founding Resolve to Stop the Violence Project, she also established the annual RSVP Strike Out Violence Day in conjunction with the San Francisco Giants. The event was designed to raise domestic violence awareness. Ms. Schwartz also helped establish the nation’s first charter school for incarcerated and recently released adults. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
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