“Women involved in the criminal justice system … often believe that they have no voice.  Writing Inside VT gives them the opportunity to share their experience … in a group which is powerfully therapeutic and very empowering.” – Edward Adams, former Superintendent, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility

Our voice is our identity.
Women catch courage from women whose lives they hear.
Thank you for supporting our voices, our lives!


I was in jail for seven months, and with writing inside VT possibly five.  If not for your program and your interest in us as people, I would not have made it those last 26 days after losing my Joe. Your work with writing inside VT is nothing less than magnificent. Now that I have a regular paycheck coming in, it is the least I could do to try to give back to the program, and to you, a little of that help.


“This writing project for prison women is simply amazing in every way! Many facets of it stand out:  their writing as a a tool for self-exploration and growth, silence having been the only way to survive the horrors of their lives; the found poems from lines shared the week before; the multiple ways in which you publish and promote their work.”

Ellaraine Lockie is a widely published and awarded poet.

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