“If I had only known how to think first” or THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO CYNTHIA BLINN

Altering Behaviors through Literary Exploration and Moderated INquiry-based Discussion Sessions. That’s what the acronym ABLE MINDS stands for.


ABLE MINDS is a consequential thinking seminar using literature as its therapeutic base. The seminar was created in 1994 for the Massachusetts Department of Correction. We have been offering ABLE MINDS through the Norfolk Lending Library since 2004. In that time, 328 inmates have successfully completed the program.

Here’s a link to Cindy’s Journal of Correctional Education article about her initial concept: