True Collaboration: The Jail Labyrinth Project
For the past 24 months, the School of Nursing, Department of Landscape Design, Sisters of St. Joseph, and the Hampshire Sheriff's Office combined efforts to build an outdoor 80-foot green labyrinth on the grounds of the Hampshire County Jail. This project was combined with the creation of a training manual and curriculum aimed at the rehabilitation of incarcerated men. Now in its 7th year, the labyrinth walking program combined efforts of community members, university faculty and students, and the incarcerated men who built and planted this space, resulting in a robust and transformative treatment program.
Thanks to the generous efforts of the Northampton Community TV, a 23 minute documentary is now available on YouTube.