"Coming to prison was good for me": Inmates open up during Big Table event at local prison

The Big Table at the Big House
Harmony Project to host Big Table conversation in nearby prison

MARYSVILLE, Ohio -- Wednesday, hundreds of people across Central Ohio participated in the Columbus Foundation's "Big Table" event.

The Big Table is an annual hosting of conversations at various locations with the intent to strengthen our community through open dialogue.

The Harmony Project, a 500-voice volunteer community choir, often hosts its own Big Table conversation.

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This year, the organization chose to bus 100 people from the community to the Ohio Reformatory for Women to discuss "what freedom means to me."

"After I sat down and started talking to them, it just started coming out like word vomit," said one inmate who shared her story and opened up about the trials she's the working to overcome in prison.

Watch as 10TV's Valencia Wicker takes you inside the prison for the inmates' reaction to the conversation.