CDCR Time Capsule (videos) 1960-64: Newsreels highlight early rehabilitative art programs at San Quentin

CDCR Time Capsule (videos) 1960-64: Newsreels highlight early rehabilitative art programs at San Quentin

Using art as a tool for rehabilitation inside prison has been around for decades with the practice’s popularity fluctuating, depending on the decade. The British Pathé YouTube channel features three short newsreels highlighting art shows at San Quentin State Prison in the early 1960s. The British Pathé YouTube channel features three short newsreels highlighting art shows at San Quentin State Prison in the early 1960s. Newsreels typically played before the movies started, much like today’s previews.

Rehabilitative arts programs expand to all state prisons

Rehabilitative arts programs expand to all state prisons

The California Arts Council (CAC) has awarded new contracts to 12 arts organizations providing rehabilitative services to California inmates through Arts in Corrections (AIC). Through a partnership of CAC and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), arts programming now reaches all 35 state adult correctional institutions – a significant increase from the 20 institutions served by the program in the previous fiscal year.