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Valley State Prison for Women

Inmates Donate 33 Feet Of Hair To Locks Of Love

Merced Sun-Star | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact

More than 25 inmates reported to the Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) Vocational Cosmetology classroom to participate in the Locks of Love campaig...

What It's Like To Spend 12 Years In A California Women's Prison

Luke Whyte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Luke Whyte

Punishment is an important part of the process, like the tilling of a soil where only the inmate themselves can plant new seeds. But, if they're to grow, it takes a network of support that barely exists.

How Service In Prison Brings Forgiveness And Healing

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Prison isn't a place... It's a state of mind." Freedom To Choose is a 22 minute documentary based on the 7th workshop conducted at Valley State Prison for Women at Cowchilla California in 2007. This film won the award in the Documentary category, Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the American Pavilion at this year's Cannes Film Festival.