the need for writing inside VT

  • more than 1000 women are incarcerated in Vermont in any given year
  • 75% of incarcerated women suffer some form of mental illness
  • imprisoned women receive little to no treatment for mental illness or addiction
  • prison care is a custodial system that reduces individuals to their misdeed
  • it costs $90,000 tax dollars per year to keep a woman in prison in Vermont
  • most of these women need someone to believe in them

    Just being in this safe place with wonderful women strengthens me; when I think and write, it’s like a therapy session.” – recent participant 

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