Virtual reality helps Corcoran reentry efforts

Corcoran prison virtual reality program with one using a headset.
Major Bunton, Director of Programming, instructs a participant on using virtual reality.

For the first time, Creative Acts introduced the Virtual Reality Reentry Program at California State Prison, Corcoran, including those on restrictive housing.

Incarcerated participants were able to have experiences that would otherwise be impossible.

To help prepare them for reentry into the community, the program allows participants to engage in acts that others take for granted like pumping gas and purchasing groceries.

This was also a first for Creative Acts who were able to offer the virtual reality program to participants currently assigned to restrictive housing at Corcoran.

Through virtual reality, incarcerated participants learn how to take in sensory information, regulating emotional responses to sensory input.

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