Mountain States

Please note: The Justice Arts Coalition does not offer any programs. The following are independent prison arts programs we have identified in this region. To learn more about the programs below, please contact the programs directly. 


  1. College of Southern Idaho Stage Door Series


  1. Montana Correctional Enterprises (MCE)
  2. Montana State Prison Hobby Store 406.846.1320 ext. 2515
  3. Free Verse Project, teaching art literature and creative writing in juvenile detention centers
  4. The Beat Within 415-890-5641
  5. Freedom on the Inside, yoga


  1. Wyoming Pathways From Prison


  1. High Desert Correctional Center Band/Music Class
  2. True Grit Mary Harrison, (775) 887-9297
  3. Nevada Prison Newsletter, Ely State Prison


  1. Utah State Prison Recording Studio and Reading for the Blind Program
  2. University of Utah Prison Education Project (UPEP)


  1. SpeakOut! Writing Workshops 970-491-7251
  2. Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility ‘Great Books and Movies’
  3. Fremont Correctional Facility Creative Writing
  4. Denver Women’s Correctional Facility Manageable Mud, Sophia’s Sisters Choir, Yoga, Slam Poetry, Drumming Circle, Leisure Activity Center
  5. Cheyenne Mountain Re-entry Center Creative Writing
  6. CleanWear Clothing (970) 535-0155 ,
  7. Community Literacy Center Writing Workshops at the Larimer County Detention Center, Mary Ellen Sanger
  8. The Prison Memoir Print-based Correspondence Course, Katherine Park Woolbert,
  9. Hoist Point Writing Creative writing workshops at the Denver Women’s Correctional Facility, Kathy Goodkin,
  10. Words Beyond Bars Karen Lausa, Founder & Executive Director
  11. Dance 2B Free
  12. Dances for Solidarity


  1. Inside/OUT Experience (Video)
  2. It’s Not Just Black and White Gregory Sale,
  3. AZ Dept of Corrections Recreational Activities and Hobby Crafts
  4. The Beat Within  Creative Writing, David Inocencio,, (415) 503-4170
  5. The Thoughtful Warrior Program Dr. Melanie Ohm,,  (480)510-2377
  6. Prison Education Awareness Club Arizona State University
  7. Lannan Literary Grant prison writing program University of Arizona
  8. Prison Education Programming (PEP)
  9. Prison Education Project

New Mexico

  1. Comienzos  Yoga, Nonviolent Communication, creative writing, art, William Poehner, Director,, (505) 715-6918
  2. The Beat Within  Creative Writing, David Inocencio,, (415) 503-4170
  3. JustWrite  Creative Writing, Carlos Contreras,
  4. Voice Behind Walls Lee Rhyanes,
  5. Reel Fathers Film & fatherhood, Deborah Boldt, Executive Director,, 505-466-2295
  6. Fresh Eyes Photography Project Karen McCullough, Executive Director,
  7. Keshet Dance Company – M3 Program (Movement + Mentorship = Metamorphosis) Shira Greenberg, Artistic Director,, 505-224-9808