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2005

The Satellite Sisters chose Life on the Outside as the February pick for their book club. Their weekly show airs nationwide on the ABC Radio Networks.

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Jennifer appeared on Air America’s "The Majority Report" with Janeane Garofalo and Sam Seder on January 24. Visit the show's archives by clicking here.

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In its January 7 edition, The Texas Observer declared "Life on the Outside is a masterpiece."


2004

Life on the Outside was selected as one of the best books of 2004 by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and The Village Voice.

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On December 8, Jennifer appeared on Democracy Now with Amy Goodman to discuss the book and the recent changes to New York's drug laws.

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The Boston Globe
published a review of Life on the Outside on November 9. To check out the review, click here.

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A review of Life on the Outside appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on October 19. Click here and scroll down.

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On October 13, Life on the Outside was selected as a finalist for the National Book Award.

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The New York Times credited Elaine Bartlett's story with helping influence the September 14 primary election for district attorney in Albany County. To read the article, click here.

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BET Nightly News aired a segment about Elaine Bartlett on August 23 as part of a five-part series, "Locked Up, Locked Out," about former prisoners who can't vote. Click here for details.

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution published a story about Life on the Outside in its August 22 edition. Click here to check it out.

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On July 29, Jennifer and Elaine visited the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women in Clinton, New Jersey. They met with superintendent Charlotte Blackwell, spoke to 350 inmates, and signed books. Copies of Life on the Outside were donated by the "Books Behind Bars" program, started by the Center for Mental Health Services & Criminal Justice Research at Rutgers University. A story about the event appeared in The Star-Ledger.

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The PBS show “Religion and Ethics Newsweekly” aired an interview with Elaine on July 4. For more info, visit the show’s web site.

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Terry Gross interviewed Elaine and Jennifer for her NPR show "Fresh Air" on June 29. To hear the interview, visit the show’s web site.

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On June 21, the Chicago Sun-Times advised readers to pick up Life on the Outside for summer beach reading.

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In an article about the ongoing political discussions around the Rockefeller drug laws, The New York Times declared that Life on the Outside "helped rekindle the debate this year." To read the June 8 news story, click here.

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On June 6, The New York Times Book Review included Life on the Outside in its annual list of books recommended for summer vacation reading.

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The popular web site The Smoking Gun held a contest to give away five copies of Life on the Outside starting on May 20. To check out the raffle and the site, click here.

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On May 13, Elaine and Jennifer appeared on "The Tavis Smiley Show" on NPR. To listen to their interview, click here. (This is a streaming audio file that requires Real Player or WindowsMedia.)

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The New York Times
published an op-ed by Jennifer Gonnerman about the parole system on May 8. To read it, click here.

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On April 29, a story about Elaine Bartlett and her family appeared in The New York Times. To check out "At Last, the Windows Have No Bars," click here.

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Marty Moss-Coane interviewed Elaine and Jennifer on April 15 for her daily talk show, which airs on WHYY in Philadelphia. Click here to listen to their conversation. (This is a streaming audio file that requires Real Player.)

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Jennifer and Elaine appeared on “Inside Albany” on April 10. The show airs on public-television stations across New York State. Read about the segment here.

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In the April 9 edition of the Daily News, Karen Hunter wrote: "Our governor and legislators need to pick up Life on the Outside, look at the face of Elaine Bartlett and ask themselves whether justice is being served. There's only one conclusion."

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Kojo Nnamdi interviewed Jennifer and Elaine on April 8 for his daily talk show, which airs on WAMU in Washington, D.C. Click here for details.

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On April 8, Bill Thompson spoke with Elaine and Jennifer for “Eyes on Books,” which airs on radio stations across the country.

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Elaine and Jennifer appeared on "Your Call" with host Farai Chideya on April 7. This show airs on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco.

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On April 6, Russell Simmons appeared with Elaine and Jennifer on New York 1's "Inside City Hall.” To see Russell in the green room with Elaine and her granddaughter, Baby Tara, click here.

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Elaine and Jennifer duked it out with Bill O'Reilly on "The O'Reilly Factor" on April 6. The show, which airs on the Fox News Channel, is the highest-rated news show on cable TV. To read a transcript of the interview, click here.

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Russell Simmons and Andrew Cuomo celebrated the publication of Life on the Outside with Elaine and Jennifer at Hue-Man bookstore in Harlem on April 5. Andrew and Russell spoke about their plans to continue fighting the Rockefeller drug laws, and Russell purchased 100 copies of the book. Here's a photo of the event.

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The Washington Post Book World published a review of Life on the Outside on Sunday, April 4. Read the review by clicking here.

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The New York Times published a short excerpt of Life on the Outside in its City Section on April 4. Click here to check it out.

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On April 4, a story about Elaine Bartlett and Life on the Outside appeared in the New York Post. To check out "Ex-Con's Road to Freedom," click here.

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Jennifer and Elaine spoke and signed books at the Yale Bookstore on March 29. Click here to read a story about their event in the Yale Daily News.

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On March 26, Jennifer and Elaine appeared on the national radio show "Democracy Now" with Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. To listen to their interview, click here.

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Elaine and Jennifer were interviewed March 24 on “The Leonard Lopate Show” on WNYC. Listen to the show by clicking here and then scrolling down.

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On March 23, the Times Union of Albany published “A Tale of Years Lost to Prison,” a feature story about Life on the Outside.

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Jennifer and Elaine traveled to Albany, NY for the first leg of their book tour on March 22. After they met with State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, he agreed to purchase 100 books for all of the state’s senators. Click here to read the story in The New York Times about the trip.

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Debra J. Dickerson reviewed Life on the Outside in the March/April issue of Mother Jones magazine. Click here to read it.

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Life on the Outside appeared on the cover of The New York Times Book Review on Sunday, March 21. To read Brent Staples’s review of the book, click here.

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On March 13, Elaine and Jennifer were guests on Eddie Ellis’s radio show, “On the Count,” on WBAI. (This weekly show covers criminal justice issues and is popular with prisoners across New York State.)

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A review of Life on the Outside appeared in the March issue of City Limits magazine. Read it by clicking here.


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