General: Arts in US Prisons

Aperture Magazine (2018) Issue #230, “Prison Nation” Aperture Foundation

Bernstein, L. (2010) America Is the Prison: Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s University of North Carolina Press

Brewster, L. and Merts, P. (2020) Prison Arts: A Path to Transformation Witness Magazine. Vision Project.

California Light and Sound (2014-Present) California Arts-in-Corrections Archives, including Arts in Prisons and Music in Prisons

Cleveland, W. (2000) Art in Other Places: Artists at Work in America’s Community and Social Institutions Praeger Publishers

Community Arts Network (2010) Arts in Corrections Archived Web Page, Open Folklore collection

Day, J. (2013) Corrections and Collections Routledge

Franklin, H.B. (1989) Prison Literature in America: The Victim as Criminal and Artist Oxford University Press

Goldman Rubin, S. (2004) Art against the Odds: From Slave Quilts to Prison Paintings Crown Publishers

Gussak, D.E. and Ploumis-Devick, E. (2004) Creating Wellness in Correctional Populations Through the Arts: An Interdisciplinary Model Visual Arts Research

Harrington, C.L. (1997) Time to Piddle: Death Row Incarceration, Craftswork, and the Meaning of Time The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 27 (1) Spring 1997

Hartnett, S. (ed.) (2010) Challenging the Prison-Industrial Complex: Activism, Arts, and Educational Alternatives University of Illinois Press

Jacobi, T. (2003) Contraband Literacies: Incarcerated Women and Writing-as-Activism Dissertation, Syracuse University

Jacobi, T. and O’Connor, P. (eds.) (Winter 2004) Reflections: A Journal of Writing, Service-Learning, and Community Literacy 4:1 Prison Arts

Kornfeld, P. (1997) Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America Princeton University Press

Miller, D.Q. (ed.) (2005) Prose and Cons: Essays on Prison Literature in the United States McFarland & Co.

Prisoner Express Newsletter including work by incarcerated artists

Riches, C. (1992) Art in American Prisons. Report presented to the Winston Churchill Trust.

Rylander, B. (1979) Art Therapy with Prisoners in Solitary Confinement. Proceedings of the 10th Annual Conference of the American Art Therapy Association. Washington, DC. AATA.

Sarat, A. (ed.) (2014) Special Issue: The Beautiful Prison Emerald Group Publishing

Sacred Eye of the Falcon – A collection of essays, poems, thoughts, and writings by Steve Champion (Adisa Kamara), incarcerated on San Quentin’s death row since 1982

Sweeney, M. (2010) Reading Is My Window: Books and the Art of Reading in Women’s Prison The University of North Carolina Press

The Institute for Research on Women – Rutgers (2015) Marking Time: Prison Arts and Activism Resource Guide

Villareal, J. (2017) Aztlán Realism: Chicano Revolutionary Art from Pelican Bay S.H.U. Aztlán Press