Our Prison In-Reach program helps women at Pine Grove Correctional Centre, Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge, and Regional Psychiatric Centre. Our staff and students provide support, resource services, and referrals for provincially and federally sentenced women. We also offer Inspired Minds and the Storybook Program to provincially sentenced women at Pine Grove Correctional Centre when the funding permits.
This program is offered to remanded prisoners at Pine Grove Correctional Centre by our volunteer, Laura Beach. It is a university accredited creative writing 8-week class. With permission from the participants in the March 2018 class, we are excited to share Unbounded volume 2.
The Storybook Program
Storybook Program recorded 25 mothers in prison reading stories to their children. For Christmas, over 55 new books were sent out to children, along with a recording of their mom reading them the book! The response we got to this program was overwhelming, and we hope to continue it in following years. We had several requests to send another copy of the recording, because the children had listened to it so much they’d worn it out! Thanks to the Ministry of Education for their funding, and the Saskatchewan Literacy Network for their support.
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie Saulnier, Women's Services
Direct Phone: (306) 668-0601