Amachi: Faith‐Based Mentoring to Children of Prisoners

Prison has always been a part of my life. I grew up hearing stories of my mother and my older sister going to Alderson Women’s Prison in West Virginia, where my mother helped facilitate nonviolence trainings with Community for Creative Conflict Resolution, a precursor to the Alternatives to Violence Project. When I was a child, a 15‐year‐old playmate of mine from my meeting was sentenced to 35 years in prison. When I was 21 years old, I spent three weeks in an Italian prison on suspicion of “criminal association” in the wake of a political demonstration in Genoa where🔒

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