Practitioner Handbooks/Curricula

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MBIE (2017) IPFI Librarian’s Handbook This can be used as a resource for prison libraries.

Allen, J. (2008) Materials for The Kindness Project, a course in mindfulness and meditation: overview, published in the Zen Clare Sangha newsletter; agenda for 8 week session; agenda for 6 week session; feedback form

CEEAS (2013) Words Unlocked: Practitioner-ready curricular materials

Crawford, D. (1996) Conflict Resolution Education: A Guide to Implementing Programs in Schools, Youth-Serving Organizations, and Community and Juvenile Justice Settings DIANE Publishing

Crayton, A. et al (2010) Partnering with Jails to Improve Reentry: A Guidebook for Community-Based Organizations John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The Urban Institute, Alternative Solutions Associates

Gold, R. (2014) Writing with At-Risk Youth: The Pongo Teen Writing Method (It’s Easy to W.R.I.T.E. Expressive Writing) R&L Education

Gooch, L. (2018) Creative Writing and Mindful Movement Program Overview From Four Minutes a Day’s Healing in Prison program

Hillman, G. (2002) Arts Programs for Juvenile Offenders in Detention and Corrections: A Guide to Promising Practices Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the National Endowment for the Arts

Jones, H. (2006) Handbook for Writers in Prison PEN American Center

Martin, B. (2012) Lesson Plan: Don’t Shoot! I’m the Guitar Man

Mer, B. (2011) Arts in Prison: Lessons from the United Kingdom

Prison Dharma Network Volunteer Training Manual

Rankins-Robinson, S. and Lockard, J. (eds.) (2018) Prison Pedagogies: Learning and Teaching with Imprisoned Writers Syracuse University Press

Robinson, J. (2007) Think Outside the Cell: An Entrepreneur’s Guide for the Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated

Rohd, M. (1998) Theatre for Community, Conflict & Dialogue: The Hope is Vital Training Manual. Portsmouth NH: Heinemann

Sobin, D. (2010) Art on the Inside: Understanding and Helping Imprisoned Artists Foundation House Publishing

Taylor, K. Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates

Tannenbaum, J. (1989) Manual for Artists Working in Prisons

Trounstine, J. and Waxler, R.P. (2005) Finding a Voice: The Practice of Changing Lives Through Literature The University of Michigan Press

Vega, J.P and Vega, H.J. (1999) Words Over Walls: Starting A Writing Workshop in a Prison PEN American Center

Williams, R.M. (ed) (2003) Teaching the Arts Behind Bars Northeastern University Press

Williams, T. (2012) A Therapeutic Approach to Teaching Poetry Palgrave Macmillan

Mid-America Arts Alliance. 1968: A Folsom Redemption Programming Guide