A real chess match in prison

November 20, 2008 5:29:24 AM PST
Some Princeton students are going to prison.

Not to do time, but to help pass the time.

A-half dozen Princeton students faced off against 46 inmates yesterday, over chess boards.

The chess club at New Jersey State Prison has 75 members, including Kelvin Washington.

He's doing a 50-year stretch for robbery.

Yesterday, he played sophomore David Wang.

Washington didn't win, but he was grateful for the opportunity.

Washington says playing chess gives him a break from the prison monotony.


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