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The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Tickled Inc.

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***The Arts in Prisons Series: San Quentin Prison Arts***

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          One of the major areas of wellness and the arts I am following in my research is the use of the arts in the rehabilitation of prisoners. One of the small lights in the darkness of current incarceration policies in the US is the expanding use of education and the arts in shaping a policy of rehabilitation rather than simply punishment. California is the state leading in this direction, although there is still much to do there as well. Today’s post offers you an in-depth look at the work created by prisoners in San Quentin, one of the most infamous of California’s prisons. I hope it will get you thinking about the potential and importance of prison rehabilitation.

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Source: The Artists and Writers of San Quentin Prison – Tickled Inc.

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Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program…

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***Arts in Rehabilitation Series: Shakespeare in Prisons***

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          Using the arts in prison settings for rehabilitation is  a positive and growing phenomenon in our dysfunctional systems. I have posted before about Shakespeare in New York prisons. Today’s post shares the story about a Michigan-based organization, Shakespeare Behind Bars, that also has some interesting links to Kentucky Shakespeare. It grew out of the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, is now independent, and continues to work in both Kentucky and Michigan. Explore the full website and understand the wonderful work they are doing.

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Source: Shakespeare Behind Bars – Shakespeare Behind Bars is an adult and juvenile prison arts program bringing theatrical encounters with personal and social issues to the incarcerated, allowing them to develop life skills that will ensure their successful reintegration into society.

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Jackson’s work in Texas prisons inspires NYC theater group – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff – University at Buffalo

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***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.

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“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.”

Source: Jackson’s work in Texas prisons inspires NYC theater group – UB Now: News and views for UB faculty and staff – University at Buffalo

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Shakespeare for Social Justice — the power of theatre | Marin Shakespeare Company

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***Marin Shakespeare Company, Rehabilitation in California Prisons***

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          This second post on the Marin Shakespeare Company takes you directly to the section of their website on the Shakespeare for Social Justice program. This is one of several programs in different parts of the US using Shakespearean theater as part of the rehabilitation program in prisons. The information here offers insight into the potential importance of the arts in prison rehab. Explore the website for a greater understanding of how arts organizations are serving their communities.

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“What We Believe We believe that the power of theatre can benefit just about anyone, from youth to adults to people with special needs. Theatre skills are life skills – the ability to focus, to work together as a team, to communicate expressively, to be in contact with our emotions, to combine discipline with creative inspiration, to problem-solve individually and as part of a group, to celebrate our victories, and learn from our mistakes. Theatre breaks down social barriers, creates friendships, reduces stress, and builds bridges between people who might not otherwise have had reasons to interact and learn about each other. Theatre teaches us empathy, as we imagine other people’s lives…”

Source: Shakespeare for Social Justice — the power of theatre | Marin Shakespeare Company

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Bard Prison Initiative

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The Arts & Humanities in Prison Rehabilitation:

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Story People by Brian Andreas

Story People by Brian Andreas

     As a former university professor and dean and a critic of the way universities are developing, I am delighted to share information about an institution I have always admired, Bard College. Among the college’s other outstanding programs, the Bard Prison Initiative is helping to lead the way in serious rehabilitation for prisoners. Learn about this work and the consortium established by Bard with other colleges to spread the work.

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“The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI) creates the opportunity for incarcerated men and women to earn a Bard College degree while serving their sentences.”

Source: Bard Prison Initiative

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