Between the Bars’ developer documentation

Between the Bars is a blogging platform for people in prison. People in prison in the US don’t generally have access to the Internet, so it’s necessary to facilitate their blogging using paper mail.

To that end, BtB has sophisticated tools for managing, moderating, and publishing scanned documents, as well as generating printable batched correspodnence. These features alone might make this codebase a compelling alternative for anyone that must process large amounts of hand-written mail, with or without publishing.

This documentation describes how to get started with installing and running a development instance of Between the Bars.


Detailed documentation and training materials for how to use Between the Bars in production is forthcoming.

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