Articles

News articles are organized chronologically by year. For another collection of news articles on prison arts, visit Prison Arts in the News.

“Tatiana von Furstenberg Curates an Exhibit of Art From Inside Prisons” by Valeriya Safronova for the NY Times (2016)

“Fridays with the Guys” by Erich Burnett for Oberlin Conservatory Magazine (2016)

“Written Through the Prison Wall, Play Reveals One Woman’s Experience of Solitary Confinement” by  Vaidya Gullapalli for Solitary Watch (2016)

“Inside a Maximum Security Prison’s Production of The Wiz” by Andy Campbell for the Huffington Post (2016)

“Poetry in Prison: Alaska inmates find creative outlet – and national recognition – through art” by Hope Miller for Alaska Dispatch News (2016)

“Mary Cohen Brings Music to Prisons” by Vanessa Miller for The Gazette (2016)

“Learning Empathy through art in prison: Miramar professor creates inmate painting program” by Gary Warth for The San Diego Union-Tribune (2016)

“Bookshop displays prison art” by Kendra Craighead for Campus Times (2016)

“From inmates to art students” by Jessica Cejnar for the Del Norte Triplicate (2016)

“Talking with … A teacher who unlocks prisoners’ inner artist” by Drew Himmelstein for JWeekly (2016)

Author’s Note on”HEAR ME, SEE ME: Incarcerated Women Write,” by Sarah W. Bartlett in The Mom Egg (2015)

“Boulder dance program offers women in prison a taste of ‘freedom'” by Aimee Heckel for the Daily Camera (2015)

OF NOTE Magazine: The Imprisoned Issue (2015)

“Women of York: Shared Dining” Press Release by the Brooklyn Museum (2015)

“Community AR in Action: Making the World Bigger and Being a Human Sharing in Other Human Experiences” by Bruce Levitt for Action Research Plus (2015)

“In ‘Whorl Inside a Loop,’ Prisoners’ Fingerprints in Tales of Inmate Lives” by Alexis Soloski for the NYTimes (2015)

“What the Warden Doesn’t Know” by Treacy Ziegler for Broad Street Review (2015)

“When a Cartoonist Landed in L.A. County Jail, She Drew What She Saw, Using Only a Golf Pencil” by Elana Pritchard for LA Weekly (2015)

“Art Offers Rare Positive for Inmates” by Dana Littlefield for the San Diego Union Tribune (2015)

“How long has it been since you smelled a flower?” guest edited and with an introduction by Richard Shelton for Orion Magazine (2015)

“Community Connections: Bruce Levitt – Outside, Coming In” by Marjorie Olds for Ithaca.com (2014)

“What does it say if dogs get better treatment than inmates?” by Spoon Jackson for the Sacramento Bee (2014)

History Written as Beauty: Incarcerated Women Write” by Sarah W. Bartlett, Wellesley College Review of Books (2015)

“How A Prison Arts Program Helped To Transform One Homeless Veteran’s Life” by Priscilla Frank for the Huffington Post (2014)

“An artist sent prisoners blank postcards – look at what he got back” by Ariel Min for PBS (2014)

“What Kind of Prison Might the Inmates Design?” by Lee Romney for LA Times (2014)

“Inmates complete mural at Santa Cruz County’s Rountree jail” by Stephen Baxter for the Santa Cruz Sentinel (2014)

““Without the Wall” explores identity and incarceration at Philadelphia’s City Hall” by Rachel Heidenry for TheArtBlog.org (2014)

“The Art of Absolute Loneliness” by Treacy Siegler for Broad Street Review (2014)

“A Playwright Seeks Healing With His Work” by Felicia Lee for the NY Times (2014)

“Freedom of a Moth” by Treacy Ziegler for Broad Street Review (2014)

“Danish artist plans to gold plate death row body” by Phaidon News (2013)

“In Prison, the Artist in Skakel Came Out” by Alison Leigh Cowan for NY Times (2013)

“Prisoners In Solitary Confinement Requested Photos Of The Outside World — And Here They Are” by Priscilla Frank for the Huffington Post (2013)

“Young New Yorkers: Restorative Justice through Public Art” by Rachel Barnard for Urban Omnibus (2013)

“Sketching Prison Cells as an Act of Resistance” by Prison Photography (2013)

“Visible Men” by Helen Elaine Lee for The New York Times (2013)

“Young Inmates Find a Voice through Short Films” by Daniel E. Slotnik for The New York Times (2013)

“The Power of Poetry in Education” by David Domenici for JJIE (2013)

“Program helps lift El Paso probationers” by Adriana Chavez for El Paso Times (2013)

“Unique Writing Program Decreases Violence at the County Jail” by Heather Mills for KOB Eyewitness News (2013)

“Knitting Behind Bars: Inmates Escape Prison Life with Yarn” by TJ Winick and Jackie Jesko for ABC Nightline (2013)

“Fortune Society Creates Drama at Sing Sing” by Philip Boroff for Businessweek (2012)

“Photographing California’s Prison Art, Murals, Solitary Cells: A Conversation with Stefan Ruiz by Prison Photography (2012)

“Yoga: How we Serve Women in Prison” by Rob Schware for Huffington Post (2012)

“‘Prison Has its Own Arts Culture’: Curator Dave Adler on the Clocktower’s Poignant Inmate Photo Show” by Chloe Wyma for Blouin ArtInfo (2012)

“‘Mobile Unit’ Interview: Staging Shakespeare In The Prisons Of New York City (VIDEO)” by Hallie Sekoff for Huffington Post (2012)

“For Kids in Juvenile Detention, Creating Hope through Writing and Art” by David Inocencio for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (2012)

“Poetic Justice Project Makes Theater Behind Bars” by Sarah Linn for KCET’s ArtBound (2012)

“Sentenced to Shakespeare:  Courts and Theater Company Join Forces” by Simi Horwitz for Backstage.com (2012)

“The Last Words: Texas Death Row Inmates’ Final Statements” by Dylan Lathrop for GOOD News (2012)

“Writing Dangerously: The Cornell Prison Education Program provides a sanctuary behind bars” by Edward Hower for the Cornell Alumni Magazine (2012)

“Artists as Teachers in Prison” by Daniel Grant for The Huffington Post (2012)

“Prison arts: reflections from a curator” by Janie Paul for Play Gallery (2011)

“Good News Series: Youth Inmates Share Their Stories” by Hélène Biandudi for WXXI News (2011)

“Murals set free from Prison” by Peter Crimmins for Newsworks (2011)

“Beauty in a Prison Camp” by Leslie Newell Peacock for the Arkansas Times (2011)

“Don’t Hate the Player: Radio project reaches out to inmates and their families, breaking the silence around America’s prisons” by Marisa Demarco for the Alibi (2011)

“Incarcerated Women’s Play Makes Public Premiere” by Max Freund for the Daily Iowan (2011)

“Kyes Stevens and her Prison Arts Project Change Women’s Lives” by Ann Hermes for the Christian Science Monitor (2011)

“Rebel without a cause: Prison art and fashion makes its way into the mainstream” by Aimee Heckel (2011)

“The Boards: Life Stories” by Ian Frazier for The New Yorker (2011)

“Dangerous Worlds: Teaching Film in Prison” by Anne Snitow for Dissent Magazine (2011)

“San Quentin prisoners steal show with Shakespeare” by Kevin Fagan for the San Francisco Chronicle (2011)

“Safety Valve for Inmates, the Arts, Fades in California” by Adam Nagourney for the New York Times (2011)

“Art Helping Texas inmate Cope with Prison, Prepare for Life After” by Allen Hoye for Kitsap Sun (2011)

“Learning with the incarcerated Drives Students to Action” by Wendy Jason (2011)

“By Art, By Heart: The Journey of a Prisoner and a Poet” by Wendy Jason (2011)

“Unlocking Creativity Behind Bars” by Wendy Jason (2010)

“The Heartful Dodger: A charismatic ex-con lures at-risk kids away from violence” by Alix Sharkey for Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (2010)

“Artists as Teachers in Prison” by Daniel Grant for the Huffington Post (2010)

“A Chance for Prisoners to Act Like Human Beings” by Wendy Jason (2010)

“Some Day I Won’t be Alone: Building Bridges with Children of Incarcerated Parents” by Wendy Jason (2010)

“Writing for Redemption” by Wendy Jason (2010)

“A Stitch and Time” by Beth Slovic (2010)

“Collaborative Art Fractures Prison Walls” by Tikkun Daily for Alternet (2010)

“Graduation at Arthur Kill: Eugene Lang College Plays Vital Role” (2010)

“With each abstract acrylic, Pennsylvania inmate seeks to draw freedom to himself” by David Zucchino for LA Times (2009)

“Inmates’ show won’t go on” by Adam Bosch (2009)

“Time In: the life of female inmates” by Hudson Valley Press (2009)

“Changing Prison Stereotypes: Art Programs Open Creativity and Opportunity to Inmates” by Jerry Hames (2009)

Life Inside — Lowrider Art Show in Prison by Lowrider Arte Staff (2009)

“Flying Over The Fence” by Jessi De La Cruz (2009)

“Oakdale Prison Community Choir creates unique learning opportunities” University of Iowa News Release (2009)

“A Conversation with Agnes Wilcox, Actor, Director, Founder of Prison Performing Arts” by Jeannette Cooperman for St. Louis Magazine (2008)

“Painting A New Picture“ by Frank Rubino (2008)

“Arts in Corrections” by Boston Woodard (2008)

“Editor’s Column: Prison, Activism, and the Academy — A Roundtable with Buzz Alexander, Bell Gale Chevigny, Stephen John Hartnett, Janie Paul, and Judith Tannenbaum” by Patricia Yaeger (2008)

“Inside/Out: Prisoners Write Poems and Prose to Find Peace Inside the Stillwater Correctional Facility” for WakeMag (2004)

“Cellblock Cues: On the inside, prison music and theater programs have positive powers” by Tim Menees for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (2001)

“Extension Artsreach Unlocks Inmate Talent” by Beverly Beyette for the LA Times (1985)

“The Law: Prison Playwright” Time Magazine (1973)


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