Texas

"Going to prison saved my life." I've come to understand what they mean.

“I feel hope for this young woman. I think she’s onto something good. Something better. Something different than what she’s been shown and taught in the past. I can’t guarantee that anything will blossom from it, but I am certain that a seed has been planted.”

Karen, twice a mentor at Hilltop Unit, shares her art and her truth

The courage of these women is profound, and it changes us, who are their facilitators and witnesses. We cannot ask them to do what we are unwilling to do ourselves. But, like them, sometimes we don’t even realize how much we are still imprisoning ourselves, often because of the secrets we haven’t told on ourselves.

Colette writes Truth Be Told from beyond bars

I have participated in every program offered by Truth be Told, including the Let’s Get Real program, which helped me take a look at myself and my flaws, character defects, and shortcomings. What I have learned is to take all the information and suggestions and apply them to my daily life. I am still a work in progress; however, I know that I would not be where I am had it not been for the Truth Be Told program.