Washington State Prisons Create Sacred Space for Indigenous Medicines

Jun 18th, 2020

Our hearts are full. After three years of advocacy, we are grateful that two Washington State prisons have helped create sacred Indigenous space, where our imprisoned relatives are now growing and harvesting sacred medicines for use in their other religious activities. Pictured here are lavender, sage, and sweetgrass plants at Airway Heights Corrections Center (AHCC). We lift our hands to Superintendents Don Holbrook and James Key for making this hope a reality within the Washington State Penitentiary and AHCC.