About 30 ladies at the Estrella jail are working hard on a performance that will take place at the end of the month.
The program will be open to the public.
It's called Journey Home, An Arts Experience, and it teaches the women to build personal skills and self-esteem. They do it by using movement, creative writing, storytelling and theater.
The goal is to prepare the women to leave jail and be confident in who they are.
Teniqua Broughton has worked with the Journey Home program for several years.
"There is no difference. We are on the outside, they are on the inside. We hurt, you hurt. But at the same time we're here to give you the tools so you do not have to return to this facility for something that you can change by your own choice," Broughton said.
"It's very encouraging. It teaches you to love yourself and appreciate who you are. We all make mistakes," said Brittany, who only wanted to be identified by her first name. She also participates in the program.
"At first I was sorry I got caught and I was still blaming everybody else and not only has the class helped, but church and finding God and getting back with God helped a lot, too," she added.
The women meet once a week for six weeks. Each session lasts four hours.
The performance will be at Estrella jail on March 30.
Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.
Friday, August 1 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:24:17 GMT
An infant was found dead with another severely injured child in a hotel room on the Oregon coast. Police were called to the Surfsand Resort on West Gower Avenue at 9:40 a.m. Friday. Police said thereMore >
Police said there were no adults in the room and the children's parents remained missing Friday afternoon.More >
Thursday, July 31 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-31 13:55:20 GMT
It's been nearly a week since Jennifer Huston, 38, of Dundee vanished after running errands in Newberg Thursday evening, and ever since she disappeared the search for her has been growing.More >
It's been nearly a week since Jennifer Huston, 38, of Dundee vanished after running errands in Newberg Thursday evening, and ever since, the search for her has been growing to include more people and more methods of searching - including a drone.More >
Friday, August 1 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:31:40 GMT
Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington saw more than 800 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes between midnight and 5:00 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said. The lightning created some problemsMore >
Northwest Oregon and Southwest Washington saw more than 800 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes between midnight and 5 a.m. Friday, the National Weather Service said.More >
Thursday, July 31 2014 11:57 AM EDT2014-07-31 15:57:19 GMT
As the town of Dundee and countless different law enforcement agencies continue in their search for Jennifer Huston, a local PI is weighing in on the case with his own theories.More >
As the town of Dundee and countless different law enforcement agencies continue in their search for Jennifer Huston, a local PI is weighing in on the case with his own theories about what happened to the mother.More >