Saturday, 26 November 2011

Norweigan Prisoners Release Music CD, Norway

Prison Art Exhibition, Trinidad and Tobago (Updated),142398.html

Art School in Karachi Central Prison, Pakistan (Updated)

Prisoners Receive Music Tuition in Sabarmati Central Jail. Gujurat, India

Performing Arts in Ugandan Prison

Exhibition of Art Created by Political Prisoners in Iran, Canada (Updated)

Prison Art Exhibition Seattle, WA, USA (Updated)

and a personal reflection from one of the artists facilitating work in prison

Former Prisoner Runs Theatre Company in the Bronx, NY, USA

Impact Repertory Theatre from Daphne Chen on Vimeo.

12 Angry Men Performed in Prison, Lebanon (Updated)

New and extensive review of this work -

Hip Hop Workshops at St Louis City Juvenile Facility, MO, USA,0,1786999.column

Old Prison Murals Restored, Eastern State Penitentiary, PA, USA (Updated)

Prisoners & Victims of Crime Make Mural and Film, Pennsylvania, USA (Updated)

Chinese Women Prisoners in "Dance Off"

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Books Banned in US Prisons include work by Shakespeare, USA

Prison Art Exhibition, New Zealand

Opera in West Bengal Prisons, India (Updated)

Documentary on Youtube in 3 Parts

Poets Behind Bars Project, IN, USA

Friday, 30 September 2011

Art and Crafts on Sale at Top Security Broadmoor Hospital, UK

Prison Art Exhibition, Tasmania, Australia

Drama Project in Parappana Agrahara Central Prison, India

The Koestler Awards - Prison Art Exhibition, London (Updated)

Collection of images here - 

Interview with one of the curators

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Zeina Daccache Now Working in Baabda Women's Prison, Lebanon (Updated)

Those of you that have followed Zeina's work at Roumieh Prison (previous posts below) may know there have been a series of riots there over the years, and in April 2011 during a particularly bad incident, 3 prisoners died and the theatre was destroyed. At that point it was not clear whether her work could continue.

I am pleased to discover she is now working again, breaking new ground in one of the country's women's prison.

Saturday, 20 August 2011

Interview with Director of Women Offenders' Theatre and Education Company Clean Break, UK

Exhibition of Art by Mexican Prisoners, McAllen, TX, USA

Prison Art Exhibition, Boston, MA, USA

Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project, LA, USA

Images here

Exhibition of Art from Death Row, Pocklington, UK

Prison Art Exhibition, Louisville, KY, USA

University Professor Makes Documentary About Prison Music, LA, USA

Sunday, 14 August 2011

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Taiko Drumming in Prison, Taiwan (Updated)

Video Diary from Kachere Juvenile Prison, Malawi

Interview with Felicia Low, Prison Arts Specialist, Singapore,-artist-and-educator

Podcast on Music in Women's Prison, British Columbia, Canada

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Prison Orcehstra, Venezuela

Music from Angola Prison, LO, USA

Prison Art Sale, Darwin, Australia

Photos of a Prison Band, Pretoria, South Africa

Exhibition of Photographs from Russian Prison Theatre Project, London, UK

Minutes from the first All Party Parliamentary Penal Affairs Group on Arts in Prison, London, UK

Former Prisoner Talks About His Artwork, New Mexico, USA

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Armando Punzo's Theatre Work in Prison, Volterra, Italy

Prison Tattoos & Prison Fashion, CO, USA

Al Capone's Prison Cell, PA, USA

Exhibition of Photographs from HMP Manchester, UK

Dance Performance Uses Interviews with Prisoners, WA, USA

Photos from the Prisoner Art Exhibition, Champaign, Il, USA

Theatre in Karnatikan Prisons Since 1997, India

Friday, 6 May 2011

Cuts to Writers in Prison Network, UK

Over 750 Art Works in the 33rd Prison Arts Program Exhibition, New Haven, CT, USA,0,1046177.story

Dance Programme for Prisoners in Woodbourne Men's Correctional Facility, NY, USA

Phoenix Players Theatre Group, Auburn Maximum Security Prison, NY, USA

Link to Cornell University which runs this programme - includes scripts of prisoners' plays

Chinese Women Prisoners Perform for Relatives, Beijing, China

More pictures here

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

The Value of Having Writers in Prison, UK

UWE and HMP Bristol Present Art Exhibition, UK

Rehab Prison to Close, WA, USA

Women's Prison Theatre Company Clean Break's New Shows Reviewed, London, UK

Art Exhibition Displays Work from 5 Scottish Prisons, UK

Classical Music in Prison, LA & MD, USA

Art for Rehabilitation, HMP Chelmsford, UK

Prisoner Art Exhibition, Isle of Man