<span class="black">41 inmates on death row have been invited to participate in Art of Soulmaking program.</span>
<span class="black">We broke ground on our new garden program at Mendocino County Juvenile Hall, with twice-weekly garden programming and connecting activities with 5-10 youth and our staff</span>
This month the women at Central California Women Facility begin their weekly Art of Soulmaking recovery groups led by 3 women who qualified as Mentors.
We’ve created our Guardians Within The Walls program to restore dignity and vitality to our nation’s Correctional Officers. We’ve interviewed and documented the life story of 10 Correctional Officers
<span class="black">The Art of Soulmaking program is now live with 35 program participants housed in the Mendocino County Jail</span>
I started my Correctional career at the federal detention center in Brooklyn, New York, where I worked from 1994 to 1997. From there, I went to the U. S. Immigration and Naturalization Service, which is now known as Immigration Customs Enforcement, as a detention officer. I worked there from 1997 to 2000. Next I went […]
This time last year we were huddled around in our dining room, just beginning to catch our breath from the shock of a global pandemic and settling in to washing our hands 14 times a day, social distancing, and treating our dear friends who went out to the grocery store or post office like contaminated […]
This week we hit 100 letters received from women enrolled in our Art of Soulmaking course at the Central California Women’s Facility, the country’s largest women’s prison! The letter correspondence has been an incredibly moving journey. The volunteers share that the experiences range the full spectrum of connection from funny to creative to powerfully insightful. […]
Today we mailed out our first Art of Soulmaking Group Facilitation packet full of scripts and readings to help the mentors guide these sessions.