Arts In Corrections
Arts In Corrections (AIC) is a program that allows inmates to create self-awareness through visual, literary, media, performing, and folk and traditional art opportunities. AIC is a partnership between the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and the California Arts Council, designed to prepare inmates success upon release, enhance rehabilitative goals, and improve the safety and environment of CDCR institutions. AIC programs are led by professional artists and specialized organizations, focusing on topics used for strengthening rehabilitation. The goal of AIC is to expose inmates to classes where they can express themselves therapeutically through drawing, creative writing, dance, poetry, theater, and other artistic methods.
AIC is available at all CDCR institutions
AIC program length varies by program, institution, and contractor.
AIC programming is voluntary. Workshop eligibility and enrollment varies by institution.
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