As soon as they walk in the door, the students make a beeline for their knitting projects. Once they start knitting a pleasant calm falls over the room as the students settle into their work.
These results would speak for themselves in any institution, but when the students are minimum security prisoners–and male prisoners at that–the life changing impact is nothing short of inspiring. In fact, they now have prisoners putting peer pressure on other prisoners to go to knitting class!! Watch as co-founders Lynn Zwerling and Sheila Rovelstad recount their 5-year journey to making “Knitting Behind Bars” a reality:
Interested in issues related to prison and faith? Check out our new inspiring and thought-provoking blog, “Inside Faith” written by a prisoner who is rediscovering his faith while behind bars.