Jail adding library program

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Curry County jail administrator Leslie Johnson said adding a library to the detention center is the first of several programs planned to re-educate and prepare inmates for productive lives on the outside. Borrowing books will be considered a privilege, she said. Inmates who display good behavior will be able […]

Fiction, nonfiction dangerous mix

By Helena Rodriguez Walking through the book section at Wal-Mart recently, one title made me screech in my tracks. This was a colorful children’s popup with a trendy title, “Jesus and the 12 Dudes Who Did.” “OK! Someone’s trying to make JC seem really hip,” I told myself. My eyes scanned the other covers in […]