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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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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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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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Insight Inside: Colorado DOC

11th March 2016

Since 1871, the state of Colorado’s Department of Corrections has a proud history of serving the citizens of Colorado by maintaining and enhancing public safety. Currently over 6,300 correctional professionals supervise approximately 20,000 offenders in secure prisons and nearly 9,000 parolees. The Colorado Department of Corrections provides for the effective management of criminal offenders in controlled environments which are efficient, safe, humane, and appropriately secure, while providing meaningful work and self-improvement opportunities to assist offenders with community re-entry through pro-social stabilization. There are four internal divisions within the department, led by Executive Director Rick Raemisch, which include; Prison Operations, Finance and Administration, Adult Parole, and Clinical and Correctional Services. The Department […]

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