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Prison Creative Arts Project

Recent News

PCAP Co-Founder Featured in the University Record

Janie Paul, co-founder of PCAP and an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor was interviewed for the May 23rd issue of The University Record published by the University of Michigan.

Breaking through Stigma after Leaving Incarceration

PCAP member Aaron Kinzel went from serving time in prison to teaching criminal justice studies at UM-Dearborn. It wasn't a direct or easy path.

The Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP) brings those impacted by the justice system and the University of Michigan Community into artistic collaboration for mutual learning and growth. We are a program of the LSA Residential College. Founded in 1990 with a single theatre workshop, PCAP has grown to include courses, exhibits, publications, arts programming, and events that reach thousands of people each year.


We strive to support the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts on the front lines of learning and research; to steward our planet, our community, our campus. To do this, LSA needs you—because the world needs Victors.