2 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 .

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