In 1982-83, Kathy Royer, along with Howard Zehr and Janet Reedy, interviewed and photographed women whose partners were in prison. Out of this project came several traveling exhibits, a drama, and finally this booklet.
The initial interviews, exhibit, and drama were funded by the Indiana Committee for the Humanities and sponsored by the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) U.S. Office of Criminal Justice and the PACT Institute of Justice. The present booklet, which in many ways grows out of the experience and material gathered during this project, was sponsored by the MCC U.S. Office of Criminal Justice.
Kathy Royer, who [has served] on the staff of the Center for Social Concerns at Notre Dame University, developed much of the material in this booklet. Kit Kuperstock, drawing upon her extensive experience as director of Project Return in Nashville, Tennessee, offered valuable insights and information. Ruby Friesen Zehr, [who has worked for] the MCC U.S. Office of Criminal Justice, served as compiler, editor, and project coordinator.
from the Preface