Laughing on the Inside:
I feel that it would be a wonderful gift to offer the women in prison the opportunity to have some comedy training for various reasons.
First it would be a great healing experience, as laughter is the best medicine. It has been my observations as well as personal experience that many of us have enormous scars, both physically and emotionally. I feel that many of us have forgotten how to laugh, not only because of our scars, but also from our guilt and shame at what brought us here.
I also believe that being taught comedy will help us to learn to communicate better, which is so very important.
And thirdly, in this environment morale can and does get very low at times, and I feel this will help tremendously lighten the mood and lift morale.
All in all it is my belief that this would be an awesome experience for inmates as well as staff.