TITLE

The California arts-in-corrections music programme: A qualitative study

AUTHOR(S)
Brewster, Larry
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
International Journal of Community Music;Mar2010, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The California Arts-in-Corrections (AIC) programme was one of the first prison arts programmes in the nation. In 1983, this author conducted a cost-benefit study of the programme and found it to be cost-effective. Twenty-five years later, this article reports the findings of a qualitative evaluation of the AIC music programme through in-depth interviews with ex-offenders who were students in the programme. The six men interviewed are a diverse group as measured by race, age and crimes committed. They self-reported that AIC taught them a disciplined, focused work ethic, leading to enhanced self-esteem, and it changed their experience of 'doing time'. Four earn a living through their art, and all self-identify as artists. AIC helped to bridge the racial divide and provided a safe haven in an otherwise hostile environment. In a few cases their art helped them to reconnect with family.
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55556841

 

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