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Dispatches from W.O.R.T.H.

Dispatches from W.O.R.T.H. will take you behind the scenes of a new unit aimed at reimagining incarceration for young women aged 18-25. Located at at Connecticut's York Correctional Institution, W.O.R.T.H. is an acronym for Women Overcoming Recidivism Through Hard Work. Over the next few months you’ll hear from staff, mentors (people serving life sentences in DOC) living and working with the young women on the unit, the Vera team supporting the project, and young women (mentees) living in the W.O.R.T.H. community. We look forward to your comments and responses.

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  • Ryan Shanahan
    Ryan Shanahan
  • Alex Frank
    Alex Frank
August 02, 2018

Series: Dispatches from W.O.R.T.H.

How Young Women are Building Promise in a Connecticut Prison

The sound of laughter must have roused the curiosity of the corrections officers.  One by one they popped their heads around the corner, with a slight smirk or quizzical look on their face, as if they felt like they were missing out and wanted to take part in ...