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RTA – Dramatic Escape

20th March 2017

We have recently published some great initiatives from the Rehabilitation Through Arts and now we would like to present you their project, called ‘Dramatic Escape’. ‘Dramatic Escape’ is a 90 minute documentary that transports viewers into the lives of maximum security prisoners at Sing Sing as they mount a stage production of ‘A Few Good Men’. From auditions through curtain call, the men reveal their personal stories, their everyday struggles and the importance of the arts in their journeys. Watch the video    

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An Art-Inspired Innovative Approach Changes Prisoner Behaviour – A Case Study

31st May 2016

Most criminal justice experts are skeptical when an arts-based non-profit organization claims to have developed a rehabilitation program that improves prison morale and makes prison safer…yet alone makes the population more respectful and work more cooperatively…and, seemingly impossible, helps prisoners build the life skills they need to make it on the outside.  Skeptical is an understatement! But Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) has accomplished all that.  They have the results to prove it: a five-year contract awarded by the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS), independent published research demonstrating fewer infractions and greater pursuit of higher education among its participants, and a documented recidivism of less […]

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