Arts in Corrections (AIC)

AIC is a program that allows offenders to express themselves and create self-awareness through the integration of a visual, literary, and performing arts curriculum. The program is led by professional artists and specialized organizations focusing on topics used for strengthening rehabilitation. The goal of the program is to expose offenders to courses where they can express themselves therapeutically through drawing, writing, dancing, poetry, acting, and other artistic methods.

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AIC is available at all CDCR institutions.


Program length varies by institution and contractor.


Program eligibility varies by institution and workshop.


Program enrollment varies by institution and workshop.

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Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

See Rehabilitative Process

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Technology has opened the door to more educational opportunities while simultaneously reducing government spending. Below is a list of technology initiatives at CDCR.