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France’s newest literary prize, Goncourt des détenus (inmates Goncourt) is awarded by prisoners, who this year gave it to Sarah Jollien-Fardel’s Sa Préférée  (His Favourite), one woman’s struggle to cope with the legacy of her father’s physical and psychological abuse.  The prize is a nod to the idea that prison should be  about transformation, developing critical thinking skills, that access to culture lies at the heart of a healthy society.