Pilot Re-Entry Program at Wasco State Prison
Zoot has been hired through the Fresno Arts Council to produce a program at Wasco State Prison that uses theatre and storytelling techniques to teach inmates how to best tell their story, something they must do for parole hearings, job interviews and family reunification. If inmates can tell their story well they are less likely to come back. Zoot produced another version of this program last year as a pilot with professional storytellers Michael McCarty and Linda King Pruit through the Muckenthaler Cultural Center. These programs are part of the expanded Arts In Corrections program, a joint venture of the California Arts Council and California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation. the program runs through July 8.