Our Mission

Given an opportunity, inmates can, and will, step forward on their own and make significant changes in their lives.Brian Fischer, former Commissioner,
NYS Department of Corrections and Community Supervision

OVER 95% OF ALL PRISONERS ARE RELEASED AT SOME POINT

RTA believes in the profoundly rehabilitative effect that engaging in the arts has on men and women behind bars. Through creative expression in theatre, dance, voice, writing and visual art, prisoners learn social and cognitive skills that act as a springboard to education, family reconciliation and ultimately, successful re-integration into community life.

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