The DOC is now anti-art.
Today Central Office issued an edict to take away ALL ACRYLIC PAINTS! Inmates can no longer express themselves through art.
A swarm of guards stormed the women’s’ home to take away every bottle of paint they ever purchased. TONS of money in a bag and gone! What next? Burning books?!
For a year these women have been demoralized by the Covid pandemic, denied visits and hugs from their families, and the DOC goes out of its way to demoralize them further???!! We are forming advocates to address this travesty.
UPDATE: We’ve learned a possible reason for the sudden ban on acrylic paints. Two inmates recently escaped from the Florence facility (they’ve been recaptured) by altering the lettering on their DOC clothing with acrylic paint. Seriously?