Arts in Corrections (AIC)

Arts-in-Corrections (AIC) is an arts program designed to reduce recidivism. AIC allows inmates to express themselves and create self-awareness through the integration of a visual, literary and performing arts curriculum. The program focuses on topics used for strengthening rehabilitation. The classes are led by professional artists and specialized organizations depending on the specific program. Inmates can express themselves therapeutically, through drawing, writing, dancing, poetry, acting and other artistic methods. When available, many program recipients take advantage of the public exhibitions and performances offered to inmates, giving them the opportunity to showcase their work.

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  • California Institution for Men (CIM)
  • California Institution for Women (CIW)
  • California Rehabilitation Center (CRC)
  • California State Prison, Corcoran (COR)
  • California State Prison, Los Angeles County (LAC)
  • California State Prison, Sacramento (SAC)
  • California State Prison, Solano (SOL)
  • Centinela State Prison (CEN)
  • High Desert State Prison (HDSP)
  • Ironwood State Prison (ISP)
  • Kern Valley State Prison (KVSP)
  • Mule Creek State Prison (MCSP)
  • Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP)
  • Pleasant Valley State Prison (PVSP)
  • Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility (RJD)
  • Salinas Valley State Prison (SVSP)
  • San Quentin State Prison (SQ)
  • Sierra Conservation Center (SCC)
  • Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (SATF)
  • Valley State Prison (VSP)


Program length varies by institution and contractor.


Program eligibility varies by institution and workshop.


Program enrollment varies by institution.

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Rehabilitative programs are the best way for an offender to be prepared for success upon release. The link below explains this process with an easy-to-follow diagram

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