In partnership with Wexford Health’s mental health program, local artist and teacher Anne Dennis created a unique art class at the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility which helped female inmates.

Davis helps inmates to create artworks that express why they are in prison and what they have learned while they are there. Their hope was that public visitors to the “Despair to Destiny” exhibit would help people to avoid repeating the mistakes that put them in prison.

Wexford Health’s program is designed to help inmates change and improve the way they reason and come to decisions. Learning to create art helps them to express and heal the pain they feel as they go through the program.