***The Arts in Prison Rehabilitation Series: Bruce Jackson and His Influence***
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The arts can play a major role in rehabilitating prisoners; Bruce Jackson was a pioneer in seeing this in the 1960s and his work is still important today. This article from the University of Buffalo both traces the history of Jackson’s work and its history and poses important question on how the arts show us a way to new approaches to rehabilitating prisoners.
“As a young man more than 50 years ago, UB English professor Bruce Jackson first heard the work songs sung by the African-American convicts in Texas state prisons. He recognized an empowering spirit that resonated expressive power he couldn’t forget.”
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