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Inmate Art Featured in Art Walk

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Lafayette Parish Correctional Center Inmates express their emotions through art. The LPCC has recently implemented art therapy as one of their new groups for inmates. The Art Expression Group uses art as a therapeutic tool for mental health issues.

On Saturday, December 13, inmate art will be featured during the Acadiana Arts Council Art Walk event. For this event, creative works from inmates participating in the Art Expression Group will be on display. Also featured will be the participants and winners of the LPCC holiday art contest. Thirteen inmates entered original art work with a holiday theme. The art was judged by 85 LPSO employees and community members. First, second, and third place honors were awarded.

Leah Dishong
Project Development Manager
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337-231-6365 ext 239