If These Walls Could Talk
If These Walls Could Talk is based on testimonial writings by the youngest members of America’s prison system.
While in Juvenile Hall, detained and incarcerated youth are invited to participate in weekly writing workshops led by The Beat Within which has been publishing and distributing their art, essays and poems throughout the national juvenile justice system since 1996. The workshops inspire these young writers to dig deep, and seek meaningful insights through thought-provoking topics, and personalized feedback to each and every participant.
Youth Speaks poets worked with The Beat Within to record the poems written by incarcerated youth, which are now available for listening at http://ifthesewallscouldtalk.org/