Truth Be Told brings in volunteers to lead Exploring Creativity Workshops for incarcerated women. Leaders vary from storytellers to singers to visual artists to dancers to drummers – to quilters and yoga teachers and writers.
This 14-week program was created in 2002, because of a request from an Asst. Warden at the Lockhart Unit. She witnessed the phenomenon that is called “short timing:” It is common that when people are on their way out of prison they began to show reactionary behaviors, that are often self-destructive, to the reality of […]
We facilitate this series in two different curriculum formats in two different prisons and we find that they both work very well. This 16-week series consists of three classes, with a goal of 15 new members, and 1-2 mentors, each semester. We hold two semesters per calendar year. We offer three modalities that students can […]
This peer-led program focuses on provides an ongoing support group for alums of the Talk to Me program with long sentences.
Developed by Dr. Stephanie S Covington and Eileen M Russo, this 6-week program is a short intervention that focuses on identifying trauma, power & abuse, and teaching grounding techniques. In 2021, in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we launched Healing Trauma Virtual, which brings this curriculum to students from a distance.
When former class members leave prison, Truth Be Told encourages the women to stay involved and join our Beyond Bars peer-led programs. When they contact us, we hold their first “participant check-in.” This is a time for us to ask them about how they are doing and to reengage the tools they have been introduced […]