The Houses of Healing Self-study Course for prisoners in solitary/ segregation/ SHU. The Lionheart Foundation started receiving registrations for the course on 5/29/16 from prisoners in the three CDCR prisons where the HOH Self-Study Course is being offered as part of the Innovative Grants Program in California. To date, 436 prisoners are participating in the Self-study course. 213 in Pelican Bay State Prison. 156 in CSP-Corcoran. 67 in California Correctional Institution. Lionheart continues to receive applications from prisoners. Lionheart’s initial proposal indicated that we would take a maximum of 150 registrations (per prison) over the grant period – with a maximum of 50 (per prison) at any one time. Registrations have far surpassed this but Lionheart has accepted all registrations so as not to turn away anyone in solitary who might be motivated to use their time constructively. Hundreds of hours of volunteer time at the Lionheart office have contributed to making the delivery of this grant possible.
We have now received more than 80 evaluations from participants who have completed the course. Feedback has been outstanding. A full report will be issued in late Spring, 2017.
To learn more about Houses of Healing and Lionheart’s Prison Project: http://lionheart.org/prison/project/