MAKING A DIFFERENCE
SUCCESS STORIES & TESTIMONIALS
Dedicated artwork by Oscar (FTC program participant since 2014) Elephants & Doves Deliberately I turned my face aside But he, elephant-like, remained in the room Even my secret spaces occupied And with nary a sign of departing soon Doing as beasts are...
In my very first experience with The Freedom to Choose Project (FTC), I truly understood what 'Change from the Inside' meant. I thought I was going inside a prison to bring hope and inspiration to others. I discovered that I was also truly serving myself by sharing...
“I love the work that FTC does, for myself personally, and for the greater inmate population, and also for those amazing people who devote their time to coming into prisons and bringing their love. My life has been changed forever from the experiences I have had,...
I want to express my gratitude and appreciation for the incredible and heart opening workshop you devised for the VSP weekend. I applaud you for your courage and willingness to discuss the subjects of racism and diversity which are real areas of challenge...
of FTC program graduates have been released from prison.
of participants reported their lives improved
of participants experienced less conflict
of participants have taught learned skills to friends and family
Incarcerated individuals at Valley State Prison for Women were queried six months after the program.
Incarcerated individuals who participate in our programs demonstrate more peaceful behavior, parole more successfully, are integrated into society more effectively and can give back to their communities. Those who continue to be incarcerated are able to collaborate more effectively with prison staff creating a safer environment.