This Canadian Jail Rehabilitates Violent Offenders Using Prison Theater

William Head on Stage's Fall 2014 production of Time Waits for No One. Photo by Jam Hamidi

I'm sitting shotgun as a Correctional Services Canada (CSC) staff member chauffeurs a van full of people down a quiet road within William Head Institution, a minimum-security prison on Vancouver Island.

"We used to have the inmates drive," says the CSC staffer from behind the wheel. He adds a few more comments about security tightening up over the past several years, hinting towards the...

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