Through its Writing and Alumni Programs, IOW provides a continuum of care to youth and young adults who have been impacted by the criminal justice system both during and following their incarceration.more
THE RECIDIVISM CRISIS
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, recidivism is defined as “a tendency to relapse into a previous condition or mode of behavior; especially: relapse into criminal behavior.”more
The lives of our alumni are filled with tragedies and triumphs that could be the subject of any riveting play or movie. This is no less true of Gloria Basulto.
“I’m not a writer,” she said.
She was only fifteen, a quiet girl in a spirited unit, and like so many other students I had taught, her eyes seemed to have enough sadness for an entire lifetime. more