5/30/2024 6:06:46 AM
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Arts class assists prisoners at Hiland gain self-confidence for life after incarceration



About 5 thousand Alaskans are incarcerated in almost 30 jails and jails in the state. Inside, detainees' time is managed and activities are restricted. In Hiland Mountain Correctional Center, a volunteer instructor is offering females a space that offers them a bit of what they explain as "normalcy.".

And as Alaska Public Media's Rachel Cassandra reports, it helps them establish self-confidence and methods to process emotions that can serve them after release. Click the Subscribe button above to be alerted when brand-new episodes and other material is published.


Rachel Cassandra, Alaska Public Media - Anchorage.


Rachel Cassandra covers health and health for Alaska Public Media. Reach her at rcassandra@alaskapublic.org. Read more about Rachel here.

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