This quilt was handmade by men in the P.L.U.S. Program at the maximum security Wabash Valley Correctional Facility in Carlisle, Indiana; and it was brought to us by Martha Joan Jackman, tribal member and employee at the facility. P.L.U.S. is a faith and character-based re-entry program which offers offenders an opportunity to choose alternatives to their previous behavior through an emphasis on spiritual, morals and character development.
Service to the community is an important part of the P.L.U.S. experience. Participants are expected to assist not only the community inside the walls of the facility, but the community outside as well. For the men of Wabash Valley, quilting has given them a way to bless and comfort many across the country.
Taught by a volunteer from a local Church, using donated materials, the men of the P.L.U.S. Program have made quilting a distinctive of their unit.