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Derick Morgan, March 09, 2020 Cultivating Connections Despite Barriers at Avenal Prison Gardeners tending to blooming flowers at Avenal State Prison. All photos courtesy of the Insight Garden Program. Off of the main yard at Avenal State Prison, fenced off,…

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There’s something hopeful or resolute about giving life the space to thrive behind prison walls. Prisons are really desolate constructions. The people living and working there are far away, behind metal and stone. That’s why the Insight Garden Program is…

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I wrote a book, WE KEEP US SAFE: Building Secure, Just, and Inclusive Communities, that talks about how we can cultivate public safety and wellness in our neighborhoods. For 200 years, fear has been used to distract and divide our communities…

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