Documentary: Let's Play: Dungeons and Dragons In Prison

by Hawke Robinson published 2019/07/22 20:04:00 GMT-7, last modified 2019-07-23T17:08:45-07:00
Links to Kickstarter, An interview of Elisabeth de Kleer, a decade-long producer of documentaries, interviewed by Michael Tresca about her latest project about role-playing gamers in prison, and a link to lengthy and actively growing list of research on the topic of role-playing games for incarcerated populations.

Support the Kickstarter here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/kleercreative/lets-play-dungeons-and-dragons-behind-bars

See new interview of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) in Prison Documentary producer of "Let's Play: D&D Behind Bars" https://www.enworld.org/forum/content.php?6487-LET-S-PLAY-D-D-in-Prison

And see our research section on role-playing games and prisons here: https://www.rpgresearch.com/research/archives/public/rpg-research/rpg-in-prison/research-list-on-rpg-prison-bans-and-related

Disclaimer: RPG Research's founder, Hawke Robinson, is directly involved with this documentary as an advisor.

For those concerned that "Prison isn't supposed to fun",  fully agree prison is a punishment!

Fortunately creative programs like these can be more about improving inmate social and other functioning skills to prepare them to go back into the world and integrate back into society as helpful contributing members of society, which lowers prison costs by helping improve the safety & security of the guards in the prison and the citizenry on the streets, and reducing taxpayer burdens by significantly lowering the recidivism rate from the revolving door of the system. Individuals that participate in programs like this typically reduce the re-offend rate around 40-80%!

"$20 million to award innovative reentry programs in BOP facilities to encourage prison facilities to adopt creative programs that are proven to reduce recidivism and improve employment outcomes."  -- FY 2016 Budget Request

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