New England

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. 

New Hampshire

  1. New Hampshire State Prison for Women Poetry workshop
  2. Telling My Story,


  1. Theater of Hope Crystal Tiala,
  2. And Still We Rise  Dev Luthra, 857.719.3884,
  3. Changing Lives Through Literature (508) 999-8752,
  4. Voices from Inside
  5. Boston University Prison Education Program Arts courses
  6. Inside/Outside Envelope Project Phyllis Kornfeld,
  7. Actors’ Shakespeare Project (617) 776-2200,
  8. Shakespeare & Company – Shakespeare in the Courts Jonathan Croy,
  9. On With Living and Learning, Inc.
  10. Blackout Arts Collective
  11. Artistic Noise Vanessa Ruiz,
  12. Black & Pink Art 
  13. MCI-Concord Art, Music Theory, Poetry, Creative Writing, Read To Me Daddy Program
  14. Writing Workshop – Offender Re-entry Program (ORP)  
  15. PEN New England Creative Writing Workshop Helen Elaine Lee
  16. Moving Steps Foundation Dance, Adrianne Tabet,

Rhode Island

  1. Space in Prison for the Arts and Creative Expression (SPACE) Janet Isserlis,,
  2. Visual art classes and art exhibition Marietta Cleasby,
  3. AS220 Youth Anne Kugler,
  4. Prison Mindfulness Institute
  5. The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre’s Hamlet Project Steve Kidd, 401-723-4266,
  6. CCRI Art History/Studio Course Nancy Wyllie,
  7. Harvest Kitchen Chef Jen Stott, 
  8. Power to the Poets (2009) Lisa Starr,
  9. Garden Time Kate LaCouture,
  10. Everett Company Stage School – Freedom Project, (401) 831-9479


  1. Judy Dworin Performance Project (JDPP)
  2. Avodah Dance Ensemble
  3. Community Partners in Action Jeffrey Greene, 860-722-9450,
  4. The Dante Project Ronald Jenkins, 860-685-2595,
  5. York Correctional Institution Joe Lea, 860-691-6814,
  6. Blackout Arts Collective 203-500-1225,
  7. New Beginnings: Rehabilitation Workshop and Resettlement Program, Deb Rogala,
  8. HartBeat Ensemble, Steve Ginsburg,
  9. Yale Prison Education Initiative at Dwight Hall
  10. Trinity Prison Seminar Series (TPSS),,,
  11. Center for Prison Education at Wesleyan University,,


  1. Maine Inside/Out
  2. Art At Work Linking municipal employees, elected officials, and local artists
  3. Transom – Blunt Youth Radio Incarcerated Youth Speak Out
  4. Guitar Doors
  5. Maine State Prison Prison Industries and Art Therapy at the Intensive Mental Health Unit


  1. Vermont Action for Political Prisoners Art exhibition,
  2. Community High School of Vermont 802-951-5037,
  3. Writing Inside VT