In October, The Lionheart Foundation announced the launch of our newest initiative: The National Solitary Project. Through this initiative, Lionheart’s goal is to bring its life-altering rehabilitative programming to 2,000 individuals in highly restrictive housing in prisons across the United States.
To ensure equal opportunity to participate and partner in this transformative project, Lionheart has been reaching out to Departments of Corrections in all 50 states to introduce them to the Making Time Count/Houses of Healing Self-study Program. To date, we have provided professional review copies of the program to prison personnel in 25 states.
Programming for The National Solitary Project includes the Houses of Healing book, along with of our newly released Making Time Count workbook that walks participants, step by step, through the program.
Making Time Count is a self-study program for anyone with a modest reading level (5th grade), a pen or pencil, and a willingness to engage in rehabilitative programming. While Making Time Count can be used by most anyone in prison, including in group programs in the general population, this initiative is specifically offered as a self-study program for individuals in solitary confinement.
Research findings from The American Journal of Forensic Psychology and The American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, and hundreds of program evaluations and unsolicited testimonies from incarcerated men and women speak to the program’s life-changing impact.
Over the past 25 years, Lionheart has distributed more than 180,000 copies of Houses of Healing to prison libraries and programs – 70,000 of which have been donated. The book is part of a larger curriculum which includes the Houses of Healing Facilitator’s Manual, the Houses of Healing Video series, and now, the Making Time Count workbook. Over the past five years, an additional 20,000 prisoners have participated in the Houses of Healing Program on a tablet.
We ask for your support.
Lionheart is able to provide the Making Time Program at no cost to prisoners in solitary because of the generosity of individuals like you! It is our donors who make it possible for Lionheart to provide this life-transforming program and, for many, this link to sanity at no cost to the people in solitary. Read more about this initiative and donate by clicking on this link.
Solitary Confinement in the U.S.
As discussed in previous blogs, research unequivocally shows the detrimental impact of solitary confinement, which is why Lionheart is committed to providing high-impact rehabilitative programs to those in highly restrictive housing nationally. To learn more about solitary confinement, please read our earlier blog.