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. Avodah Dance Ensemble
  2. Prison Arts Program Delaware Dept of Corrections


  1. Maryland Correctional Institution – Hagerstown (MCI-H) Annual Art Exhibition
  2. Knitting Behind Bars Lynn Zwerling,
  3. ReWired for Change
  4. Artivate
  5. Carpe Diem Arts
  6. Goucher Prison Education Partnership


  1. Art program at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail
  2. Prison Theatre Workshop course Betsy Rudelich Tucker,
  3. The Messages Project
  4. Visual Art at Wallens Ridge State Prison
  5. Open Minds
  6. Inspiration Matterz
  7. Heard
  8. Art for the Journey 
  9. Humanities Behind Bars
  10. Amplify Music

West Virginia

  1. Giving Back with Heart Prisoner Art Auction

North Carolina

  1. North Carolina Division of Prisons Annual Creative Writing Contest, Annual Inmate Art Show
  2. Creative Writing: Joseph Bathanti, Poet Laureate of NC, teaches writing in prisons, 828-262-2337,
  3. Internationalist Prison Books Collective
  4. Art class at Nash Correctional Institution
  5. Hidden Voices Lynden Harris,
  6. Working Narratives
  7. Beyond Prison Artist Alliance– an art program at Avery Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine. Contact Sarah Rose Lejeune at  
  8. Jail Arts Initiative, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the Mecklenberg County Sheriff’s Office
  9. Inside Out at Warren Wilson Contact through this form
  10. Chatham YDC String Ensemble

South Carolina

  1. 1. Spartanburg County Detention Center Therapeutic arts programming, Deputy Robert Duclos, Programs Coordinator, 864-596-2607, ext. 115 and


  1. Reforming Arts  Wende Ballew,
  2. Blackout Arts Collective
  3. The Prison Sketchbook Project
  4. Synchronicity Theatre


  1. ArtSpring Leslie Neal,
  2. Art Program at Everglades Correctional Institute, Alejandra Chirinos,
  3. Exchange for Change 305-771-3241
  4. O, Miami
  5. Open Books Bookstore & Prison Book
  6. NOMAD Art Bus


  1. The Northwest Arkansas Prison Story Project 479-871-4875,
  2. Compassion Works for All (501) 508-4334
  3. Prison Story Project,


  1. ArtSpot Productions – LCIW Drama Club 504.826.7783,
  2. Louisiana State Prison at Angola Arts and Crafts Festival at Angola Rodeo
  3. Blackout Arts Collective (504) 339- 3154,
  4. Music Program at Angola Prison Rita Chiarelli, 
  5. Louisiana Prison Education Coalition 504-233-2522,


  1. Shakespeare Behind Bars, Curt L. Tofteland,
  2. Calls from Home Radio Program Sylvia Ryerson,
  3. Bars to Walls exhibition Kathy Solomon, 502-727-7368,
  4. Northpoint Plays


  1.  Prison Art Project Michael McBride, 615-963-7483,
  2. LIFE Program Richard Goode, 
  3. Reading and discussion group at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution, Lisa Guenther,, 615-322-7332
  4. Arts Inside


  1. The Core Arts Initiative Allison Winstead, 601-359-6546,
  2. Prison Writes Initiative (VOX Press), 662-816-4775,


  1. The Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project  Kyes Stevens,
  2. “Corrections” Serial Drama at Donaldson Correctional Facility Connie Kohler,
  3. Voices of the Incarcerated present Liberated Voices