The voices of inmates in the Ohio Reformatory for Women’s Tapestry Program are raised in artistic expression and community art projects in Harmony Project’s weekly Inside/Out Program. Women learn to trust their voices again, and serve a purpose while serving a sentence.
The Tapestry Program, established in 1991, is a Therapeutic Community (TC) located inside the walls of the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville, Ohio. The mission is to assist alcohol and drug dependent women with their recovery, and to reinforce positive behavioral and social change. In addition to performances and appearances in Columbus, Inside/Out participants Skype with terminally children at Sunflower House—a hospice for children in Bloemfontein, South Africa. As women succeed in the program, recidivism declines and the community at large becomes safer and stronger.