Inside Art

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inside art
An exhibit of painting and poetry by men incarcerated
at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (the Greenfield Jail)
[via franklincountyinsideart]

Artspace
15 Mill Street, Greenfield, MA
September 8 – October 3, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 1pm – 6pm.

“The work in this exhibit was created by men at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (the Greenfield Jail). We are fathers, brothers, sons, lovers, friends, and former servicemen. Although our bodies are imprisoned, we are free to express our emotions and thoughts through drawing, painting, and words. When we make art we deal with feelings of anger, fear, and depression, and of course love and our hopes for the future.

More than 7 million people are under correctional supervision—imprisoned, on probation, or parole—in this country, which has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. Most of the 2.2 million children, women, and men who are now in jail or prison will eventually come home, including all of the artists in this exhibit. Education, economic opportunity, and access to drug treatment can increase the likelihood that someone will not return to jail or prison. The FCSO and Greenfield Community College have been expanding educational offerings at the jail, including GED preparation, classes in poetry and painting, and college courses.

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