RTA members become role models for other men and women in prison and are recognized by administration and correction officers. They boost morale and make the prison safer.
And though it seems impossible, their experience of joy, laughter, humor and playfulness - even in their grim circumstances - shows that their circumstances do not define them.
"RTA is not an alternate reality where I can go to be someone else. When I go to RTA I become myself."
RTA MEMBER, SING SING