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Developing Relationship Skills Behind Bars

When a woman leaves prison she will face many challenges, and to succeed she needs to have the skills to navigate her world and to make good decisions. This hour we talk about a class designed to help incarcerated women do just that.

About four years ago Rachel Williams, an associate professor of Gender, Women's and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa, developed a class designed to help incarcerated women develop strong relationship skills. Each semester she and her University of Iowa students teach this nine week course behind bars at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville.

On this episode of Talk of Iowa, host Charity Nebbe talks with Rachel and her students.

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa