Nelson: Rhodes takes the liberal arts to prison

By , Daily Memphian Updated: April 14, 2020 6:04 AM CT | Published: April 14, 2020 4:00 AM CT
Michael Nelson
Daily Memphian

Michael Nelson

Michael Nelson is contributing editor and columnist for The Daily Memphian, the political analyst for WMC-TV, and the Fulmer professor of political science at Rhodes College. His latest books are “Clinton's Elections: 1992, 1996, and the Birth of a New Era of  Governance" and “The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2018.”

The Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center (WTRC) at the West Tennessee State Penitentiary isn't like the jewel-like campus near Overton Park. But for students in this program, it’s an oasis of a different sort.



Rhodes College


Reading comments and joining the conversation are some of the many benefits of subscribing. Join the conversation by clicking the View Comments button below. Not a subscriber? Click here. 

Our commenting policy can be viewed here

Email Editions

Sign up for our morning and evening editions, plus breaking news.

Manage Your Email Subscriptions