In the cage, the Music soothes

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Funding for the arts is hard to come by these days.

Ever wonder what it’s like for the folks in prison, and those who work with prisoners, who can see the positive effects of music, drawing, painting, writing and all the other glories of creativity?

Our very own Wendy MacNaughton illustrates an essay on the struggling arts program in New Folsom Prison. Take a gander.


Nikita Schoen is an intern at The Rumpus, and a Writing & Literature student at California College of the Arts. She lives in San Francisco. More from this author →