Arts class helps prisoners at Hiland gain confidence for life after incarceration

About five thousand Alaskans are incarcerated in almost 30 prisons and jails in the state. Inside, prisoners’ time is controlled and activities are limited. But in Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, a volunteer teacher is offering women a space that gives them a bit of what they describe as “normalcy.”

And as Alaska Public Media’s Rachel Cassandra reports, it helps them develop confidence and ways to process emotions that can serve them after release. Click the Subscribe button above to be notified when new episodes and other content is posted.

Rachel Cassandra covers health and wellness for Alaska Public Media. Reach her at Read more about Rachel here.

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