Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility

Las Colinas Detention & Reentry Facility






Our host, Jenni Prisk, interviews three inmates from Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (LCDRF).

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—  “Women are often oppressed and are judged by society…”
—  “There are some people who can change…this (Las Colinas) was a blessing for me.”
— “How you treat yourself is how other people will treat you.”

— “The deputies were very welcoming- they show concern for the inmates.
I can see the dedication to reentry.”
— “I’ve found who I am. I have value. I deserve to have a better life than I had before.”
— “There are so many women changing and transforming – we have potential!”
— “If this place (Las Colinas) can change me, it can change anybody – it’s me, with the system.”
— “It’s really important that women have a voice, and potential; we’re not hopeless.”

— “I wasn’t a loser…that’s what people think of women in prison…”
— “Your thinking has to change…”
— “We all bond in here…”
— “It’s not all dark in here, the staff really respect us…”
— “I am more than the choices I made…”