HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Author Wally Lamb’s writing program for female prisoners has been reinstated after Connecticut officials found no substance to allegations that Lamb didn’t pay participants for their work.
Department of Correction officials announced Thursday that an investigation found no evidence Lamb “ever conducted himself less than professionally with any of the inmates” in the program at the women’s prison in Niantic.
Lamb is the author of “I Know This Much Is True,” which HBO is turning into a series.
Two former program participants allege they haven’t been paid for their contributions to Lamb’s planned third anthology of writings designed to give female prisoners a public voice. A lawsuit by one of them remains pending.
Lamb has denied wrongdoing. The program was temporarily suspended last month.
Lamb’s lawyer, Joette Katz, says she’s happy the program will continue.