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New Group Aims To Connect People Behind Bars In Idaho With Community Through Art

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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018 file photo, inmates walk across the grounds of the Idaho State Correctional Institution in Kuna, Idaho.

We’ve heard a lot about criminal justice reform in recent years—but for people already living behind bars in Idaho, there’s a new nonprofit that’s trying to serve inmates with a connection to the outside world.

The medium for that connection? Art—specifically crafts, music and writing.

Joining Idaho Matters is the Executive Director of the Idaho Prison Arts Collective Michael Richardson.

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Frankie Barnhill was the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast.