Improv for Inmates Can Work Wonders

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I’m not surprised that the Actor’s Gang Prison Project works. The program, founded by actor Tim Robbins, has reduced recidivism by encouraging incarcerated people to act and practice improv. In order to make change, too often we target the mind rather than the body. By taking on different roles, and by acting them out — as this youth rehabilitation program in Texas also does — we can forge new identities.

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