Mariposa Gazette

Poetry—behind bars

Local program helps inmates help themselves

Laura Phillips directs a class about poetry for three inmates at the Mariposa County Jail. Phillips help found the program and has been the main person running it since its inception. Photo courtesy Mariposa County Sheriff’s Office

Editor’s note: This is the third in an eight-part series about the Mariposa County Arts Council. The stories will appear monthly through the end of the year.

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