John Jacob Omenhausser, was a Confederate soldier imprisoned at the Union camp at Pt. Lookout, Maryland from June 1864 to July 1865. Here in this sketchbook, he documents prison life in vibrant watercolor drawings. Available through JSTOR.
"With the support of the California Arts Council and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, ACTA facilitates traditional arts residencies at 18 prisons throughout the state of California."
"RTA uses the transformative power of the arts to help people in prison develop skills to unlock their potential and succeed in the larger community. RTA also seeks to raise public awareness of the humanity behind prison walls."