An exhibit of painting and poetry by men incarcerated
at the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office (the Greenfield Jail)
15 Mill Street, Greenfield, MA
September 8 – October 3, 2014.
Gallery Hours: Mon – Fri, 1pm – 6pm.
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.