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Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

Dispatches from T.R.U.E. will take you behind the scenes of a groundbreaking model at Connecticut’s Cheshire Correctional Institution: a unit that reimagines incarceration for young men aged 18-25. The unit’s name is an acronym for Truthfulness (to oneself and others), Respectfulness (toward the community), Understanding (ourselves and what brought us here), and Elevating (into success); the unit name was developed by staff to represent this goal and vision. Over the next few months you’ll hear from staff, mentors (people serving life sentences in DOC) living and working with the young men on the unit, the Vera team supporting the project, and young men (mentees) living in the TRUE community. We look forward to your comments and responses.

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  • Shyquinn Dix
    Shyquinn Dix
November 23, 2018

Series: Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

Dream Chasers

  • Michael (T.R.U.E. mentor)
June 23, 2017

Series: Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

My Old Friends

  • James Vassar
June 13, 2017

Series: Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

Working Together Toward Community, Connection, and Comradeship in T.R.U.E.

  • James, T.R.U.E. Mentor
May 23, 2017

Series: Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

Looking Back Toward a Better Future

  • Jordan and Tarence
May 02, 2017

Series: Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

Connecticut’s T.R.U.E. Prison Program Offers New Beginnings

  • Mary Crowley
    Mary Crowley
March 24, 2017

Series: Dispatches from T.R.U.E.

How Connecticut Reimagines Prison for Young Men