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Cathedral Arts Project, County Missives, Tony Rodrigues

Pre-Trial Expressionism: Sentenced To Art

Artist has been teaching art to juvenile inmates since the late 1990s. Lately, he’s noticed a major change in his classroom. He’s had a core group of the same eight students for the past several months. Consistency is scarce in a pre-trial detention facility, especially when teaching visual art. “To have the same group together through all the disciplinary actions, lockdown dorms, aging out of the program, resolved cases, transfers to different prisons—it’s very rare,” says Rodrigues. He’s taken advantage of this surge of steadiness by curating an exhibit that runs through the end of June at the University of …

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