arts rehabilitation http://kalw.org en Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California? http://kalw.org/post/will-prison-arts-programs-make-comeback-california <p></p><p>On a breezy summer day at San Quentin State Prison, inmate Paul Stauffer reads his writing to a live audience.</p><p>“My shoulders brush the sides of the wall and bunk as I pace the nine feet of my cell, between the sink and door. A scream echoed silently from my tortured soul, as hopeless dreams of a once meaningful life, floated endlessly across my mind…” he reads.</p><p>Creative self expression is a <a href="http://williamjamesassociation.org/?wpdmact=process&amp;did=NS5ob3RsaW5r">proven force for change</a> in prisons. Inmates in this creative writing class, and classes like it, are less likely to commit crimes when they’re released.</p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 21:10:39 +0000 Kyung Jin Lee 40716 at http://kalw.org Will prison arts programs make a comeback in California?