3 responses to “Should prison inmates be permitted to edit Wikipedia?”

  1. Nemo

    Well done! To me, involvement of convincted people is a no-brainer and every time we discuss in Italian projects everyone agrees it is a good thing. Things might be harder in cultures where the theory of rehabilitation has not yet gained wide support in the last 250 years.

    The only question for us is how to do this in wide scale. You can find many discussions on the topic in the various mailing lists; most work has happened with Kiwix (especially by WMCH), which can be rather easily integrated in the work that happens in many prisons with libraries, books and information literacy. Kiwix is interested in offline editing but nobody so far came up with concrete implementation suggestions; one recent report is https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T106898 .

  2. spawnieriver

    inmates should have Wikipedia editing privileges and i agree…but…also research needs to be done before any editing is done also…watson states he didnt kill sharon or abigale…but in not 1 but 2 of his books he admits it was he who had killed them and asking for that to be changed to it wasnt watson makes me question why after all these years he wants it changed…when he still has his books available for free and still stands by these books to be true….also that he asks for things to be removed which are well documented and true to be removed again makes me wonder why…would it be because it would be easier for him to gain parole….i do agree with not having the children singled out as to weither they are female or male….i think that before any changes are permitted that an editor would challenge the statements that are made by an individual…..i believe that no matter what the crime a prisioner has the right to challenge the statements that are made to be of fact and not fiction as they have the right for the truth to be known and not something that was made up about a person or there crimes…thank you….keep up the good work….have a great day

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