Dear Kid CAT,
I am currently a chairman for the lifer group here at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison. My obstacle is this, we are extremely limited in curriculum material regarding insight programs. In my position as chairman, I believe it is my responsibility to search, create or bring rehabilitation programs so that we lifers/non-lifers can truly alter that distorted thinking that governed our lives.
I would like to make a humble request to you, Kid CAT, if we can be privileged to receive a curriculum of this program that San Quentin is operating.
On behalf of our group, we all want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
J. Ortiz, Chairman of lifer support group
Chuckawalla Valley State Prison.
Dear Kid CAT,
I’ve read many of your articles, and they are inspiring and uplifting. With the help of two other inmates, we want to start a “mentorship” program. I’ve been in Corcoran over 10 years, and with all these new youth offenders coming in, we thought it would be best to help some of them out getting ready for youth board, having a group where we can talk and help one another. I’m also a youth offender.
We are in the beginning stages of starting a youth support group, and I was hoping maybe you can share with me your curriculum, by-laws and guidelines that can help us here. We’d be really grateful for any help you can give.
California State Prison, Corcoran
Great news! We have recently completed our curriculum packet and facilitators’ manual to be distributed to your institutions. However, we cannot send it to individuals other than your group sponsor, volunteer or your community partnership manager, so have them reach out to our sponsor.
Hope this helps you in your endeavor to create a program like ours at your institution. Continue to be inspired and keep up the good work!