The mission of Indiana Prison Writers Workshop (IPWW) is to change lives through education, writing and creative expression.
IPWW uses creative writing as a catalyst for personal transformation. These men and women, living in the criminal justice system, improve their critical thinking and problem-solving through writing.
While other programs focus on the GED certificate, IPWW helps develop a person to better communicate with family, employers, colleagues and future employers.
The men and women learn how to craft a cover letter and resume, and we provide frequent grammar and spelling tests and measure progress.
Here’s what we have found: through writing, decision-making improves as well as their self-confidence to tackle all aspects of life.