DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Some female inmates in the Dallas County Jail found some freedom while behind bars through expressive dance on Valentine’s Day.
As part of the One Billion Rising campaign, the women in jail joined people from all over the world rising through dance to celebrate that they have not been defeated by violence.READ MORE: Remains Found Near Paul Quinn College ID'd As Missing Dallas Executive James Alan White
One of the inmates told CBS 11 she’s dancing on behalf of all women and men.READ MORE: Dallas County's Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic In Deep Ellum Just Right For Friday Night
“It’s not prejudice, it doesn’t see color, doesn’t see a man or a woman. Abuse is abuse, so for me I’m fighting for all those that have had to deal with that and bring awareness and put a stop to it,” said Elisa Sanchez.
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Friday’s event at the jail is part of a program that helps inmates prepare to rejoin society and increase their chances of success.