Blog bite: Shakespeare at work in Solano State Prison

A quick shout-out to one of our Arts in Corrections providers, the Marin Shakespeare Company! Yesterday, CNN’s Great Big Story highlighted the theater group’s work with inmates, helping them to confront emotions and heal through self-expression, channeling their own life stories through Hamlet.

Arts in Corrections is a partnership between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the California Arts Council to combat recidivism, enhance rehabilitative goals, and improve the safety and environment of state prisons.  The program has reached more than 2,000 inmates since its return three years ago, and is expanding this year to all 35 institutions statewide.

Check out the clip of Marin Shakespeare Company’s great work below: