|Maximum-Security Prison Inmates Reveal What Theater Program Taught Them About Redemption|
Sitting in the auditorium in the Green Haven Correctional Facility, you wouldn’t know you’re in a maximum-security prison. That is, until more than 200 men clad in state-issued green boiler suits, enter in a single-file line while flanked by corrections officers.
The men take their seats with only a faint rustling of chitchat as the stoic guards station themselves in the aisles, watching closely.
They are understandably antsy; 75 outsiders, each having endured strict security searches, are visiting the prison. Guests greet each other before settling in designated chairs across the aisle from the prisoners.
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