A Brief But Spectacular take on rehabilitation through art - PBS News Hour
John Zoccoli is a visual artist who spent 25 years in prison until his release in June, 2020. During his incarceration, he became involved in a program called Rehabilitation Through The Arts (RTA) — which he says transformed his life.
June News: RTA Begins Return to In Person Programming
RTA was one of the first programs the Department of Corrections allowed to return to facilities
RTA celebrates 25 years of changing lives
RTA was founded at Sing Sing Correctional Facility in 1996. 25 years later, RTA has grown into a robust prison arts program in New York with hundreds of successful alumni.
Unlocked: The Power of Arts in Prison
Unlocked captures the unsparingly honest stories of formerly incarcerated men and women who participated in RTA’s prison arts program.
Lulu, I Hear You...Messages from the Inside During Covid-19
Virtual performance piece and live talkback with RTA alumni
Shakespeare in Prisons? - Interrogating Justice
Shakespeare in Prisons? How RTA Dramatically Lowers Recidivism Rates
Maximum-Security Prison Inmates Reveal What Theater Program Taught Them About Redemption - Inside Editon
In addition to singing and acting, inmates at Green Haven Correctional Facility say their theater program helps them learn crucial life skills