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Arts initiative fosters creativity behind bars

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Starting next week, artwork from all over the state will be featured in the University of Michigan’s "Atonement" exhibition. The artists participating in this exhibit are all connected by a shared aspect of their past - all the artists were at one time incarcerated.

The exhibit is part of the Prison Creative Arts Project or P-CAP. The project, which is housed in the Residential College at the University of Michigan, provides opportunities for creative expression to incarcerated and formerly incarcerated adults and youth.

Ashley Lucas directs the Prison Creative Arts Project.  She says P-CAP works with every Michigan Department of Corrections facility in the state.

Eve Anklam is a formerly incarcerated artist.  She says P-CAP gave her the chance to find herself again.

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