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Art for Change: Innovative Rehabilitation Programme Drastically Reduced Recidivism in Prison

9th March 2017

When an arts-based, nonprofit organization claims to have developed a prisoner rehabilitation program that reduces recidivism to less than five percent, criminal justice experts may shake their heads in disbelief. Yet that is what Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA) a non-profit organization based in New York State has done. Their program has improved prison morale and safety, caused the incarcerated population to act more respectfully and work more cooperatively, and helping people in prison build the life skills necessary to make it on the outside. RTA has the results to prove it: a five-year contract awarded by NY State’s Department of Corrections; independently published research demonstrating fewer infractions; and greater […]

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Art and Prison’s 4th International Art Competition

26th January 2017

“Between here and there” is the theme of the fourth international art competition .  Art is a universal language that connects people. You can “between here and there” build bridges. It can also highlight the demolition of commonality. It sets the imagination The spectrum of what we commonly call “good or evil”, “free or unfree”, “guilty or not” “The” freedom of art “is filled with life, and it opens up inner spaces that do not exist Grid more. Start Date: January 1, 2017 Deadline : June 30, 2017 Patronage : Donata Baroness Schenck zu Schweinsberg, Vice-President of the German Red Cross Terms of Participation Men, women, young adults and young […]

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Romanian National Folklore Festival for Prisoners – 2nd Edition

13th September 2016

National Prison Administration in collaboration with the National Village Museum “Dimitrie Gusti” organized in Bucharest “The National Folklore Festival for Prisoners”. The festival took place on 9th of September. More than 70 detainees from 23 detention facilities had an extensive artistic program structured into three distinct sections : folk music , folk dances and a parade of traditional costumes. Also, 20 penitentiaries exposed Romanian traditional products made by prisoners in occupational workshops. The National Administration of Penitentiaries organized this event in the series of actions of society awareness regarding the importance of involvement in projects aiming social reintegration of persons who served custodial sanctions.

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