Inmates break gang code to heal pain

In documentary The Work, Folsom State Prison inmates open up about buried traumas

The Work documents a four-day retreat in the Folsom State Prison in California, where inmates cross racial lines that split the prison population into gangs to get therapy.
The Work documents a four-day retreat in the Folsom State Prison in California, where inmates cross racial lines that split the prison population into gangs to get therapy.PHOTO: HAPPINESS FILM FESTIVAL

Inmates in Folsom State Prison are risking their lives doing something outsiders would not associate with men behind bars.

They are putting their lives on the line to get therapy.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 14, 2019, with the headline 'Inmates break gang code to heal pain'. Print Edition | Subscribe