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Arts in Corrections Thirty Years of Annotated Publications

By Grady Hillman Copyright 2023
    ISBN 9781032310923
    218 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations
    Published October 25, 2022 by Routledge

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    In Arts in Corrections, the author—a poet, translator and teacher—takes readers on a chronological journey through an annotated selection of 24 of his own publications from 1981 to 2014 which recount his experiences teaching, consulting and documenting US arts programs in prisons, jails and juvenile facilities.

    Anyone interested in corrections and arts-in-corrections will be drawn in by the poetic sensibility Hillman brings to his writing. Readers will gain a historical and personal perspective not only into correctional arts programming in the US over the last 40 years, but also the institutional transformations in policy, culture, populations, economics, and the criminological mission expansion into other institutional settings like K-12 education. Original essays, articles, monographs and poems are interspersed with recent annotations to deliver not only a top-down view of the correctional system but also the author’s personal journey of "discouragement and hope" from work conducted in approximately 200 adult and juvenile facilities in 30 states and six countries.

    This comprehensive book is essential reading for a broad cross-section of international readers interested in and involved in the arts-in-corrections field. With two million individuals behind bars in the US at any given time, the profile of arts programs in prisons and jails is rising and interest in criminal-justice matters more generally is increasing. This includes not only arts-in-corrections professionals, policy makers, students, researchers, advocates and academics, but professionals in multiple other fields as well as the general public.

    Chapter 1: 1983-1992

    Chapter 2: 1992-2002

    Chapter 3: 2002-2005

    Chapter 4: 2006-2011

    Chapter 5: Epilogue


    Grady Hillman has worked as a teacher and consultant in about 200 adult and juvenile correctional facilities in 30 states and four countries. He has teamed closely with the US National Endowment for the Arts and the Federal Bureau of Prisons and is widely published.

    "Grady Hillman’s lyrical prose offers a deeply researched and thoughtful accounting of arts-in-corrections programming offered in multiple states. This is a unique and highly useful guidebook providing invaluable insight and historical context for prison arts researchers, practitioners, and policymakers."

    Larry Brewster, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor and Dean, University of San Francisco

    "Arts in Corrections: Thirty Years of Annotated Publications by Grady Hillman is a tour de force. Hillman, who has been working as a teacher, researcher, and poet in prisons in the United States and abroad for over four decades shares a collection of writings that not only illuminate his experiences and partnerships but also help to map out the rise and effects of mass incarceration from an eye witness point of view. He shares poetry and keen insights for policymakers, scholars of prison studies, anthropologists, and artists. Within this book, there are so many examples of the liberatory power of the arts rounded out by Hillman's keen observations, humanistic depictions, strategic understanding, and beautiful writing."

    -Rachel Marie-Crane Williams, Ph.D., Dean of the Division of Liberal Arts at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts

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