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10/09/2019 | Changing Prison Culture through Mentorship (soundcloud podcast)
SHELTON – As the Washington Corrections Center’s (WCC) new religious coordinator, Malik Shakoor, wants to teach inmates that with the right motivation anyone can change. (Changing Prison Culture through Mentorship Transcript (pdf))
06/19/2019 | The Buzz on McNeil Island (soundcloud podcast)
McNEIL ISLAND – The environment on McNeil Island is quiet and serene. There’s no traffic. (Transcript transcript (pdf))
05/31/2019 | On TRAC to Rebuilding Themselves (soundcloud podcast)
BELFAIR – Shawna Norberg looks like any construction worker. Dressed in gloves, a hardhat and a reflective vest, she kneels beside a mat of rebar and talks about what she’s learned. (Transcript transcript (pdf))
01/11/2019 | Spreading Cheer through Caroling (soundcloud podcast)
GIG HARBOR – It’s an hour before the Washington Corrections Center for Women closes for the night. (Transcripts: Christmas Caroling transcript (pdf), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeertranscript (pdf))


12/14/2018 | Thinking Outside the Shoebox (soundcloud podcast)
SHELTON – The holidays will be a little brighter for some foster children, thanks to some shoe boxes and a group of incarcerated individuals at Washington Corrections Center (WCC) in Shelton. (Transcripts: Tribal Boxes transcript (pdf), Tribal Prayertranscript (pdf))
08/31/2018 | A Second Chance at Education (soundcloud podcast)
Three Washington state prisons are sites for the Second Chance Pell Pilot Program. The program allows inmates use federal Pell Grant funding to pay for college classes. Inmates at Mission Creek Corrections Center describe how education changed their lives. (A Second Chance at Education Transcript (pdf))
02/16/2018 | Accountability Letters Kindle Remorse, Healing (soundcloud podcast)
Washington is one of 12 states in the nation that run accountability letter banks. Inmates may write apology letters to their victims to acknowledge their responsibility and express remorse for their crime. (Accountability Letters Kindle Remorse, Healing Transcript (pdf))


09/29/2017 | Therapeutic Communities Testimony (soundcloud podcast)
An inmate shares the impact that Therapeutic Communities at the Washington State Department of Corrections have had on her. (Therapeutic Communities Testimony Transcript (pdf))
05/12/2017 | Parenting Inside Out Graduation Ceremony (soundcloud podcast)
Graduation ceremony for the Parenting Inside Out program participants at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women on May 11, 2017. Parenting Inside Out is a class that teaches inmates parenting skills they can start using while they're incarcerated and continue using with their kids after prison. (Parenting Inside Out Graduation Ceremony Transcript (pdf))
04/14/2017 | National Crime Victims' Rights Week – Jeralita Costa Speech (soundcloud podcast)
To commemorate National Crime Victims' Rights Week, observed April 2-8 2017, Jeralita Costa tells the story of how her family felt in 1976 after one of her relatives survived being abducted, beaten, and raped by a man in Snohomish County, WA. (National Crime Victims' Rights Week – Jeralita Costa Speech Transcript (pdf))
03/17/2017 | Pi Day Celebration at Monroe (soundcloud podcast)
Inmate Christopher Havens shares his story during Monroe Correctional Complex's first-ever inmate-led "Pi Day" Celebration, while another recites Pi to 461 decimal places. (Transcripts: Pi Day Celebration transcript (pdf), Pi 461transcript (pdf), Haven's Story transcript (pdf))