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Christmas Message 2015

Christmas Message 2015

  A warm Christmas Greeting from all of us at The Church Council on Justice and Corrections! [...]
Friday: Restorative Justice Week 2015 Infographic Series

Friday: Restorative Justice Week 2015 Infographic Series

A five-part restorative justice infographic series The CCJC re-imagines justice: For Restorati[...]
Thursday: Restorative Justice Week 2015 Infographic Series

Thursday: Restorative Justice Week 2015 Infographic Series

A five-part restorative justice infographic series. The CCJC re-imagines justice: For Restorativ[...]
Wednesday: Restorative Justice Week 2015 Infographic Series

Wednesday: Restorative Justice Week 2015 Infographic Series

A five-part restorative justice infographic series. The CCJC re-imagines justice: For Restorat[...]
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“I’ve organized a lot of programs in prison. One of the classes I started is called Creative Parenting. It’s the most popular class here. The waiting list is really long. I don’t have any kids myself, but I noticed that most guys are really soft for their kids. So that gave me an idea. Mainly we just make stuff and send it to the kids. We’ll do coloring projects where the father will color half the picture, and the kid will color the second half. We write bedtime stories. Most of the guys write about sports, but we make sure that every story has a moral. Sometimes we’ll take funny photos and send them to the kids. One guy’s daughter was really into My Little Pony. He was a tough guy. He was in a gang and everything, but he put his hair into pigtails and pretended to be a horse. We did another class where we made cards for kids with cancer. I had my family set it up with a hospital. We made about 200 cards. They didn’t want us to write ‘I hope you feel better,’ because that reminds the kids of what they’re going through. So we tried to keep it focused on Christmas. There were 150 guys in my unit, and 60 signed up for that program. A lot of the guys had to wait outside because the room was too small.” (Federal Correctional Complex: Hazelton, West Virginia)

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