Prisons That Offer Crochet Programs: Creative Incarceration

There are so many benefits to crochet – it is a great stress reliever and helps many people relax in an almost meditative manner. Crochet is also great for self-esteem since it involves working to create a finished product that you can be proud of.

Crochet can also give you a chance to help others through donations of crocheted items and sometimes helping others is the best way to help yourself. There are many different types of institutions where crochet benefits people in these ways – such as nursing homes and correctional facilities.

Crochet Programs for the Incarcerated

Here are five stories of groups or individual inmates who found a lifeline with crochet as they served their time, along with programs and organizations that help create crochet programs within correctional facilities. 

4 thoughts on “Prisons That Offer Crochet Programs: Creative Incarceration”

    • Thanks @Cheryl Brown … I’d love to chat with you more about the health benefits of crochet if you’re interested. I’ll shoot you an email when I’m back from vacation and have more regular computer access!

  1. Wow, that’s just stellar. I know crochet is relaxing for me, but also a great means of problem-solving on a controllable scale. And its tactile nature is grounding. And you end up with useful items at the end. I love knowing about these programs – thank you!

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