Mountain States

Please note: The Prison Arts Coalition does not offer any programs. The following are independent prison arts programs we have identified in this region. To learn more about the programs below, please contact the programs directly. 

Idaho

Do you know about any prison arts programs in Idaho? If so, please contact us.

Montana

  1. Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE) mce@mt.gov
  2. Montana State Prison Hobby Store 406.846.1320 ext. 2515
  3. Free Verse Project, teaching art literature and creative writing in juvenile detention centers
  4. The Beat Within 415-890-5641

Wyoming

Do you know about any prison arts programs in Wyoming? If so, please contact us.

Nevada

  1. High Desert Correctional Center Band/Music Class
  2. True Grit Mary Harrison, (775) 887-9297
  3. Nevada Prison Newsletter, Ely State Prison

Utah

  1. Utah State Prison Recording Studio and Reading for the Blind Program

Colorado

  1. SpeakOut! Writing Workshops 970-491-7251
  2. Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility ‘Great Books and Movies’
  3. Fremont Correctional Facility Creative Writing
  4. Denver Women’s Correctional Facility Manageable Mud, Sophia’s Sisters Choir, Yoga, Slam Poetry, Drumming Circle, Leisure Activity Center
  5. Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center Creative Writing
  6. CleanWear Clothing (970) 535-0155 , info@cleanwearfashion.com
  7. Community Literacy Center Writing Workshops at the Larimer County Detention Center, Mary Ellen Sanger
  8. The Prison Memoir Print-based Correspondence Course, Katherine Park Woolbert, kathywoolbert@adams.edu
  9. Hoist Point Writing Creative writing workshops at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, Kathy Goodkin, kathy@hoistpointwriting.org
  10. Words Beyond Bars Karen Lausa, Founder & Executive Director karenlausa@gmail.com
  11. Dance 2B Free lucy@alchemyofmovement.com

Arizona

  1. Inside/OUT Experience (Video)
  2. It’s Not Just Black and White Gregory Sale, Sale.Gregory@gmail.com
  3. AZ Dept of Corrections Recreational Activities and Hobby Crafts
  4. The Beat Within  Creative Writing, David Inocencio, dinocencio@thebeatwithin.org, (415) 503-4170
  5. The Thoughtful Warrior Program Dr. Melanie Ohm, melanie@conceptsconsultinggroup.com,  (480)510-2377
  6. Prison Education Awareness Club Arizona State University  peac.org@asu.edu
  7. Lannan Literary Grant prison writing program University of Arizona

New Mexico

  1. Comienzos  Yoga, Nonviolent Communication, creative writing, art, William Poehner, Director, wpoehner@gmail.com, (505) 715-6918
  2. The Beat Within  Creative Writing, David Inocencio, dinocencio@thebeatwithin.org, (415) 503-4170
  3. JustWrite  Creative Writing, Carlos Contreras, justwritenm@gmail.com
  4. Voice Behind Walls Lee Rhyanes, voicesbehindwalls@gmail.com
  5. Reel Fathers Film & fatherhood, Deborah Boldt, Executive Director, deborah.reelfathers@gmail.com, 505-466-2295
  6. Fresh Eyes Photography Project Karen McCullough, Executive Director, info@fresheyesproject.org
  7. Keshet Dance Company – M3 Program (Movement + Mentorship = Metamorphosis) Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director, shira@keshetdance.org, 505-224-9808