CCWP’s new Writing Warriors project was initiated at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, when in-person visiting became impossible. Writing Warriors opened up the possibility of being in contact with more people incarcerated at women’s prisons at a time when people were more isolated and stressed than ever. Because of the success of the program, it has now become a permanent part of CCWP’s communication and advocacy with people in women’s prisons.
Writing Warriors is a collective undertaking with others in CCWP to further our mission and programs. In this way it is different from a traditional prison pen pal program that connects people individually.
Writing Warriors aims to:
- Establish supportive relationships with women, trans and GNC people at CCWF and CIW.
- Provide limited forms of advocacy for people when possible, based upon the information and methods that CCWP visiting teams use.
- Be a vehicle for sharing written resources and materials and for promoting other forms of collaborative learning.
If you are interested in becoming involved with Writing Warriors please email firstname.lastname@example.org.