Welcome to the Prison Arts Coalition

The Prison Arts Coalition (PAC) is an independent space and national network providing information and resources for people creating art in and around the American prison system.

Please explore this site to

  • learn more about the Coalition,
  • follow regular blog posts,
  • browse the gallery of artwork,
  • check out events and jobs across the US,
  • find art programs across the US, and
  • search resources for books, articles, films, and other publications


This banner image, an original photo by Richard Ross for Juvenile-in-Justice, is part of a May 2013 blog post by guest blogger, Katy McCarthy. Read Katy’s full post and see more images by Richard here.

Do you have an image you’d like to see as the banner on this site? Please contact us with your image(s).