Donate to the National Solitary Project

An estimated 122,840 people are in solitary confinement in the United States. Few receive any programming.

The harmful impact of solitary confinement is indisputable. Most people who are placed in solitary are there for significant lengths of time (ranging from a few weeks to many years) without support and without programming.

Donations, large and small, are critical in our effort to change lives.


For more than 25 years, Lionheart has been developing transformative programming that is uniquely designed to support incarcerated individuals. The National Solitary Project will provide prisoners in solitary confinement with access to programming that serves as a life-line.

With special funding from the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, Lionheart delivered a program targeted specifically for people in solitary confinement. During the initial grant period, over 400 incarcerated individuals participated in the course. Lionheart received an unprecedented 164 evaluations. 100% of respondents indicated that they would recommend the program to others.

Seeing the power of the self-study program, Lionheart created the Making Time Count (MTC) workbook in order to make the Houses of Healing course available to those in solitary units across the country. The feedback continues to be outstanding.

"I have gave HOH information to about 10 guys now. I’ve told them all, It’s a great course. How has it impacted me? Hugely…. It has shown me a new way to doing time. It allowed me to really become aware of a lot of emotions within myself that I never really cared or knew how to explore before. I find myself at peace now. And able to deal with hardship better than ever before."

"As a result of this course, I feel stronger within and a much better person. I’m more in control of my life than I ever have been before. I also benefited from learning to forgive. It has lightened my soul."

"Participating in this course was an amazing experience because every day I was able to experience new feelings and learn from myself things I never knew I had. I have also learned how powerful the feeling of relief is from acknowledging how hurtful I was to my victims. It has allowed me to see the human part of me. That I actually do have a heart and feelings that were always within me waiting to be discovered. My family loves when I share about this course."