CARLISLE, Ind. (WTHI) - Inmates at the Wabash Valley Correctional Facility addressdomestic violence in a unique way.
It's all part of the Shakespeare program, founded by ISUprofessor Laura Bates.
The inmates choose a Shakespeare play and read it along withBates.
Then they write their own original adaptation of the play.
This year they wrote a play based on The Taming of the Shrew.
This play is a comedy, but it addresses the serious issue ofdomestic violence.
Wednesday night the inmates performed their work in front ofan audience.
"Who would have thought a guy coming to prison would have beendoing something like this," said inmate Brian Mitchell Gooldy. "Ijust think it's a wonderful thing, and I think more prisons needstuff like this."
This year was the first year they partnered with women at theRockville Correctional Facility.
Women who have been abused in the past gave them a betterunderstanding of the situation and helped the men write theirversion of the play.
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