Inmates express themselves through art

Clinton County inmates are using an art program to make a positive experience out of their jail time. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)
Clinton County inmates are using an art program to make a positive experience out of their jail time. (WLFI Photo/Austin Miller)

FRANKFORT, Ind. (WLFI) — Clinton County inmates are showing off their artistic talents.

The 13-piece exhibit is on display at the Frankfort Community Public Library. Inmates were given three themes they could use for their work — The Hot Dog Festival, buildings around Frankfort and nature scenes.

The program is one of a few the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office is providing, so inmates can make a positive experience out of their jail time.

One inmate said the program has helped him better himself and not dwell on past mistakes.

“It’s allowed us to do something different,” inmate Travis Burris said. “We sit in here everyday, think about our families and kids, and worry about things. It kind of gives us a chance to release that stress.”

This is second year that inmates have shown off their work. The artwork will be on display until Aug. 8.

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