Prison Project

The Windsor Correctional Facility is a men’s minimum security prison that is located about 30 minutes from Dartmouth in Windsor, VT.  Prison Project aims to provide a stable source of enrichment and empowerment to the men through the many programs we run at the facility.  

Such programs are:
- World of Work: Dartmouth students facilitate this job re-entry curriculum that helps inmates to prepare to enter/re-enter the job force.  Volunteers help inmates to identify the education programs they can participate in to receive certain vocational certifications, assist with resume writing and host mock job interviews.
- The Video Project: filming fathers reading children’s books.  This footage is then edited by volunteers and transferred to DVD and sent to their children as a “bedtime story”.
- Recreation: Volunteers encourage teamwork and communication in a variety of activities such as basketball, volleyball, etc.

The ultimate goal of the project is to create an opportunity for change. Residents gain self-esteem, motivation, and confidence through developing a connection to Prison Project volunteers and the world outside prison walls. 

Last updated on May 24 by James J. Qian