R.E.N.E.W. - Specialized program in West Tennessee Women's Prison
In mid 2020, Tennessee Deparment of Corrections (TDOC) and Tennessee Office of Criminal Justice Programs (OCJP) equested Restore Corps team with Thistle Farms and Grow Free to extend human trafficking specialized services to currently incarcerated women in Tennessee's prisons. These newly slated programs are a reflection of Thistle Farms' Magdalene on the Inside program. This program supports incarcerated women through informed care, encouragement towards healing, and a structured place to live after their release. Magdalene on the Inside began in December 2013 at Tennessee Women’s Prison under the leadership of Sheila McClain.
Restore Corps is thrilled to continue Sheila's vision and launch Renew in December 2021.
Renew aims to assist the participants to believe: