Victim to Victor

Barriers to Rehabilitation

Not much is offered to Lifers here.

“Not much is offered to Lifers here. We are at the bottom of the list because the thought is, why waste resources on someone who is not leaving?”


“Unlike the male inmates, the female inmates are not offered certification in any programs but cosmetology. They are given the opportunity to work on maintenance crews, plumbing, electricity, but they are not given a degree or certification in the field. They just get (labor) experience. There is no heating, air conditioning or building certification.”

Maria Spencer