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Higher Education Behind Bars: Inmate Heals Through The Arts

Higher Education Behind Bars: Inmate Heals Through The Arts

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

You walk into a room with a few dozen desks, sit down next to your fellow classmates, and face the dark green chalkboard. You pull out your notebook, write your name and the date at the top of the page, and wait for your professor. You’re eager to learn and hopeful that this week’s discussion will...

Former Sing Sing Inmates Offer Screening Of “Dramatic Escape” Documentary

Former Sing Sing inmates pose with Mercy College students after event.

Liv Meier, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

It’s not uncommon for individuals to find sanctuary through the arts. Whether it be through painting, singing or writing – creativity becomes an escape. For former Sing Sing inmates who doubled as Mercy College graduates, acting was their creative outlet throughout their time incarcerated. Following...

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