Letters from Detention Project

If you haven’t already made your way to www.detentionstories.org, now is the time to check it out. The Florence Project, with generous support from the Arizona Humanities Council, is launching an inaugural detention story project to share the voices of the amazing people we serve. Project coordinators and Florence Project volunteers Melissa Mundt and Laura Belous have been hard at work on the project interviewing former clients, family members, and staff over the last year. The focus of the project is to amplify the voices of detainees who tell about their life experiences and time in detention in Arizona. Stories can be heard on the project website (www.detentionstories.org) and will be broadcast via radio this fall. A public panel and small book publication will also launch in late 2010. Be sure to check the site for updates and news.