Incarcerated youths writing new chapters in their lives.

Empowering incarcerated youths to write new chapters in their lives.

Free Minds uses the transformative tools of books, writing, and peacebuilding to create a community of support, assisting incarcerated and formerly incarcerated youths and adults to achieve their education, career, and life goals, write new chapters in their lives, and become powerful voices for change.

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Join the Free Minds Team

Free Minds Book Club & Writing Workshop seeks a passionate, experienced project manager and editorial leader to helm our Prison Book Club program, a long-distance, correspondence-based program with members incarcerated in prisons across the country. Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Prison Book Club Manager will ensure high quality service delivery for 800+ incarcerated members; this includes the publication of a magazine, personalized selection and shipment of thousands of books to incarcerated readers, coordination of a letter writing program with hundreds of volunteers, and facilitation of interactive digital events to foster community connections between writers and readers across prison walls.

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Featured Poem

Beyond These Walls

Beyond these walls is a path that leads
to contentment, when put in the right environment,

Beyond these walls is the joys of pleasure
that can last forever,

Beyond these walls is the freedom to roam
without being controlled by others…

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Our Impact in 2022








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