Our mission is to make visible the connection between women residing in the free world and women residing in prisons, demonstrating that even across prison walls, there is a common bond and shared wisdom being activated now for the greater good.
How This Mission Will Be Accomplished
A replicable template for connecting women across prison walls has been developed for women's prisons in Arkansas. A new and similar initiative has been launched for women in the free world. Imagine the Good Foundation has brought these projects together to develop and expand the Arkansas prison template into a collaborative framework that will encourage its widespread application.
We will match women residing in prisons and women residing in the free world as letter writing partners. Both groups will apply for the program through an application process and will sign an agreement to comply with certain rules and guidelines. Social scientists on our board will track and document the effectiveness of this program on a regular basis. Our future plans include a newsletter written by letter writing participants, a possible collaborative book project, and a documentary film. Imagine The Good Foundation will support these initiatives with a comprehensive social media campaign to create greater public awareness.
This initiative will be led by Camille LaGrossa, the founder of the Beacon Community Project for Women. Camille has facilitated the template programs for nine years in the jails and prisons in Arkansas. Also contributing is Andrea Hylen, founder of Heal My Voice, as well as other board and advisory board members, who have roles in its definition, integration, and implementation.