Updated: May 26, 2020
She’s served people who are homeless and people who have addictions, in hospitals and on Indian reservations. Now Sr. KC Young, a Dominican Sister of Sinsinawa, works with inmates and ex-inmate through the Freedom Project in Seattle, an educational program that teaches mindfulness and nonviolent communication courses in five prisons throughout Washington.
The project was initially founded to work solely in prisons, Young said, but “we realized that because this is transformational work and we’re talking about connection, then we need to be connecting with those post-prison as well.”
Courses are prison-based, not faith-based, Young said. Fleet Maull, who spent 17 years in prison, developed a mindfulness curriculum that Freedom Project uses.