WE BRING THERAPEUTIC WRITING WORKSHOPS TO DETAINED, INCARCERATED & FORMERLY INCARCERATED INDIVIDUALS.
"Over 10,000 ex-prisoners are released every week and more than 650,000 every year in the United States" - www.justice.org
Writing about a traumatic experience can be a way out of the shackles of trauma.
Writing can boost academic ability, reduce anger, improve immune function, and reduce doctors visits.
Through our engaging and multidimensional workshops, we offer participants rich opportunities for personal growth, healing and resilience.
Prison Writes Workshops
Workshops are facilitated by a licensed social worker and professional writing teacher. Workshops utilize social work group methodology and values to ensure that workshop environments are safe and confidential.
Click here to read our blog featuring updates on workshops, funders and programming as well as compelling stories written by guest bloggers expressing their thoughts, feelings and experiences about incarceration.
Read about our pen pal project with people who are experiencing long term incarceration
~In life we may experience things and go through things that we don’t feel comfortable telling others about. Through experience i realized the more i kept inside the more imprisoned i became. For me writing is a form of liberation. I no longer feel imprisoned by my deep dark secrets of life experiences. Once i express them with a pen and pad i am FREE.~ Justin Corney, Prison Writes Blog contributor
Thirty years of research indicates that therapeutic writing results in tangible outcomes including:
Improved physical and emotional health
Postive behavioral changes
Boost in academic ability
Increased working efficiency
Increased ability to connect with others
People who've experienced therapeutic writing report more honesty in their relationships, more job offers, a greater sense of meaning in their lives, and improved focus and overall functioning.