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Art helps prisoners do their time, expand their minds

Prison isn’t supposed to be a picnic. But they should have resources for those inmates who want to better themselves, or prepare themselves for eventual return to society. The 1994 Crime Bill Act cut off Pell Grants and other federal funding to incarcerated people trying to access higher education, and state dollars for classes and programs have been drying up as lawmakers look to balance tight budgets. One small hole is being filled by P+NAP, the Prison and Neighborhood Arts Project. We talk with the project’s organizer and a well-known Chicago artist whose lending his talents to the cause. Photo: Flickr/Sarah G...

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