Some Nashville Inmates Make the Best of Jail Time

Some Nashville Inmates Make the Best of Jail Time

There’s a unique line of handbags made in Nashville where the creators literally put their heart and soul into every design.

The inmates at the Davidson County jail mark time in feet and inches. The strips of paper they cut and fold are keys to their future.
“We’re taking recycle paper products that have been viewed as disposable and we’re taking these beautiful women who sometimes the public feels might be disposable as well, forgotten, and these women, with their own hands and creativity, are creating this item of beauty,” said Louise Grant with Dream Weave.

According to their website, Dream Weave is a non-profit that teaches business, art therapy, and tradesmanship to the women in jail through the creation of the purses.

They can then sell their purses through the non-profit to learn entrepreneurship.

“There’s an opportunity for them to make money, which I think is a great cause as they’re getting out here and prepare themselves for release,” said Sheriff Daron Hall.

But Dream Weave is more than job training. Dream Weave is hope.

As part of the program, each inmate (continue reading)

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