Virtual Write Night: May 27

Free Minds is hosting our next virtual On the Same Page: Write Night, on May 27, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST! Read More

Virtual Write Night: April 22

Free Minds is hosting our next virtual On the Same Page: Write Night, on April 22, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm EST! Read More

Virtual Write Night: March 25

Free Minds is hosting our first-ever virtual On the Same Page: Write Night, on March 25, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm EST! Read More

Returning Citizens Talk Criminal Justice Reform

This spring, Free Minds collaborated with national nonprofit The Education Trust, who through a network of motivated advocates, fights to achieve high academic achievement for all students— particularly those of color or living in poverty. Together, Free Minds and The Education Trust hosted “Educational Justice: Centering the Voices and Experiences of Incarcerated Individuals,” a panel discussion deeply rooted in lived experiences of those personally impacted by incarceration. Read More

PBS NewsHour Highlights Free Minds Book Club

For nearly two decades, we have witnessed young Free Minds members evolve into men whom have become avid readers, students, leaders, advocates, authors, educators, role models, and change makers. With the transformative powers of reading and writing, our members have achieved success behind bars and as returning citizens.

Earlier this year, PBS NewsHour reached out to Free Minds to profile our innovative program model, which provides a safe space for members to both process and heal from trauma and envision new futures through reading, writing, and community building. Proven to help “free minds” of those incarcerated, reading and writing has helped our members achieve a 13% recidivism rate (compared to the national average of 75.9%), as well. Read More