The Dayroom Club – An Award Winning Play By Patty Prewitt; and A Plea For Clemency

The Dayroom Club – An Award Winning Play By Patty Prewitt; and A Plea For Clemency

Today we reair The Day Room Club by Patty Prewitt, a play that gives you a look into the day to day routine at the Women’s Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO also gives us a lesson in the humanity of those that are incarcerated. Although their lives are regulated 24 hours a day these women still try to find a way to be a part of the important events, sorrowful and joyful occasions of their family and loved ones on the outside. It is in part being deprived of that involvement that brings them together as a family behind bars, their bonds of love and friendship built over time.
The Dayroom Club is a production of Prison Performing Arts out of St Louis and you can find out more information about them below. JoJR Premiered the play on radio in November of 2018, a two hour broadcast that included interviews with Patty, Christopher Limber of PPA and Katie Leemon the prisoner that created the recording of the play. You can hear those interviews on the original podcast at –

Patty has consistently maintained her innocence for 30 years + and the courts have ignored the violations of her rights and false testimony in her trial. There are links below to information on her case and you can also listen to the podcast of Count Time, The Life and Times Of Patty Prewitt A solo performance by Elizabeth Ann Townsend at

To bring our show to a conclusion we will have a short conversation with Patty’s daughter Jane Watkins about not having her mother with their family over all of these years and a plea for you to contact Governor Parsons asking for him to grant Patty Clemency. Listen to Patty’s Letter to Governor Parsons –

Office of Governor Michael L. Parson
P.O. Box 720
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: (573) 751-3222
Fax: (573) 751-1495
Email contact page –

Patty Prewitt – Her claim of innocence –
FaceBook page –
Website –

Prison Performing Arts

Prison Performing Arts, St. Louis Missouri, produced The Dayroom Club by Patty Prewitt as a radio podcast in 2018 from a workshop cast of inmates at the Women’s Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Vandalia, MO, (WERDCC) whose stories inspired Ms. Prewitt’s original play. The production was directed by PPA’s Artistic Director Christopher Limber.

website –
Address – 3547 Olive Street, Suite 250, St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone – 314.289.4190
Face Book page –


Prison Performing Arts is a multi-discipline, literacy and performing arts program that serves incarcerated adults and children at St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, Hogan Street Regional Youth Center, Northeast Correctional Center (NECC) in Bowling Green, MO, Women’s Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center (WERDCC) in Vandalia, MO and Missouri Eastern Correctional Center (MECC) in Pacific, MO.


Prison Performing Arts involves incarcerated youth and adults in the performing arts to inspire intellectual curiosity and personal development. We nurture the discipline, teamwork and communication skills necessary for successful re-entry into society. We encourage members of the larger community to connect personally with program participants, and we offer continuing programs for participants who have been released.

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