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Writing program helps inmates behind bars find their voice

 

August 26, 2018



ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A nonprofit organization is helping inmates at jails across New Mexico express themselves through poetry, spoken word and journaling.

Rachel Martinez told the Albuquerque Journal that from a young age, her life has been a cycle of drug abuse and incarceration.

She is one of the inmates at the Metropolitan Detention Center participating in workshops by JustWrite.

"This helps me to heal myself," Martinez said.

Writing and creating is a survival strategy that allows people to recreate the world, said JustWrite co-founder Diahndra Grill. She started the nonprofit alon...



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