From Prison to the Stage

safestreets102On August 30th, the <a href="http://www Get More” target=”_blank”>Safe Streets Arts Foundation presented “From Prison to the Stage” as part of the Kennedy Center’s Page-to-Stage Festival. The words and music of the production were written entirely by incarcerated playwrights and poets, and there were special appearances from a host of formerly imprisoned artists and performers.

Allowing prisoners to showcase their creativity while behind bars has been shown to reduce recidivism by allowing inmates to feel a sense of purpose. The Safe Streets Arts Foundation is at the forefront of this practice, publishing books from incarcerated authors and providing many creative outlets for prisoners.

Curious? You can watch the entire performance at youtube.comarrow1