In the United States, more than 95% of all prisoners are released at some point, - 600,000 men and women each year. Education, employment, family and community connections are critical. For many, RTA is the first step – a glimpse into the possibility of a better life.
Your tax-deductible contribution helps pay for teaching artists, curriculum development, training, books and art supplies, sets, costumes and props for productions and transportation to remote prisons. Donations also allow us to film performances in prison and mail DVDs to prisoners’ families.
"RTA touches every aspect of the inmate's life and provides many intangibles, such as a sense of community, hope, courage, a spirit of cooperation and thoughtfulness."
ANTHONY J. ANNUCCI, ACTING COMMISSIONER,
NYS DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS