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Workshop inspired creative expression in cellblocks

When a student named Justin wrote pieces for a creative writing workshop offered by the Yale Prison Education Initiative (YPEI) this summer, he felt like he was sharing his heart with the world.

The workshop, which was offered to inmates at the MacDougall-Walker Correctional Institute in Suffield, Connecticut, made him feel his heart was “treated as a heart should be,” Justin said.

I couldn’t have dreamt up a more thoughtful world for my writings,” added the 32-year-old incarcerated student, one of 27 individuals at the correctional facility who participated in the workshop. (The last names of the incarcerated students

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