This article from the Washington State DOC Newsroom conveys the impact a small group of inmates are having on incarcerated women in Thailand. The Sisters of Charity, a group of approximately 15 inmates from the Washington Corrections Center for Women (WCCW) in Gig Harbor, make items for social welfare organizations and recently sent handmade quilts and decorated onesies to mothers inside Thailand prisons.
"When they (Thailand inmates) find out the gifts are made by women at WCCW, their eyes and hearts light up, and they're filled with appreciation, new inspiration and hope," said Laurie Dawson, a member of the WCCW Local Family Council.
The Sisters of Charity's efforts are in support of the "Bangkok Rules," a minimum standard of treatment for female inmates that supplements guidelines set forth by the United Nations.
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