Does writing have the power to change someone’s life, even someone in prison?
Poetic Justice is a nonprofit organization that facilitates restorative writing classes for incarcerated women in Oklahoma. It began in March of 2014 with a writing class for incarcerated women at the Tulsa County Jail.
Poetic Justice now has over fifty volunteers who lead classes every week for incarcerate women-- at the Tulsa County Jail, Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, and Kate Bernard Correctional Center. We also offer classes at Las Colinas Detention Facility in San Diego, California and at La Esperanza in Tijuana, Mexico
Poetic Justice classes empower women to change as they engage in self-reflective, therapeutic writing. By using poetry, women who have never written in their lives find the confidence to write from their hearts. The voiceless one finds her voice and with that comes healing, hope, and the power to change.
Since it began, over 1,750 incarcerated women have been a part of the Poetic Justice classes.
What We Do Now
Poetic Justice now has thirty volunteers who lead classes every week for over 150 women-- at the Tulsa County Jail, Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Eddie Warrior Correctional Center, Turley Correctional Center, and Kate Bernard Correctional Center.