The Prison Arts Resource Project (PARP) is an online library of evidence-based research into U.S. correctional arts programs. To access the complete library (the most recent version is current as of September 2018), click on the image below. To see studies arranged by “juvenile” and “adult,” click on the “All Studies” tab above. You can also search by keyword.


The long-standing correctional arts program, Rehabilitation Through the Arts (RTA), was recently featured in The New York Times The bibliography, which includes two studies on RTA, was also mentioned. Please note that The New York Times link to the PARP is to the original document on the National Endowment for the Arts’ website. The most current version is right here.