Patricia Pawlak, Education Director, MCF – Stillwater

It has been my experience that there are many creative men in our prisons. Creative writing is one way for them to not only express their creativity, but also their life experiences. This process can be very therapeutic for the individual, and when shared with others, affect them profoundly. The men are so appreciative of these teachers’ gifts, as am I.

John King, Assistant Commissioner of Corrections

Your class will be something these guys will remember forever. They look for anything or anyone who seems to care about them and their quest for personal redemption or growth. We are in the redemption business, so I will keep supporting people who can bring the type of positive programming that you do. If one guy doesn’t come back to prison or one guy’s life is changed, it is worth it.