In connection with some of the broader themes in Kaneza Schaal’s and Cornell Alston’s JACK &, this discussion highlights local contemporary art practices that directly engage issues and experiences of incarceration, re-entry, and prison abolition and reform. Artists, participants, and facilitators from Portland State University’s Art & Social Practice Program and the Columbia River Correctional Institution (CRCI) discuss the art programs they have been organizing both inside and outside of CRCI, a minimum security state prison within Portland city limits. Created in collaboration with current and formerly imprisoned artists, writers, and musicians, these programs focus on conceptual art, Social Practice, comedy, and photography.

Run time: 60 min.