The PAC is a collaborative organization that consists of students, faculty, individuals that are incarcerated, writers, scholars, and community members.  


Annie Buckley, founder & director

Matthew McMilon, program coordinator

Jessica Agustin, outreach coordinator

Christina Quevedo, site lead, special needs

Price Hall, mentor & teaching artist

Diana Hernandez, research assistant & teaching artist

Julian Rubalcaba, designer & teaching artist

Mary Yosinao, student assistant


We are currently creating an advisory council. 


Our teaching artists are a mix of experienced professional artists and writers, graduate and undergraduate students, and artists that are incarcerated.


Our participants are individuals that are incarcerated in California State Prisons.


Our valued volunteers give time and resources to support the work that we do. We welcome volunteer guest artists and scholars to present their work in our program. Experienced faculty also volunteer to mentor our teaching teams.

Volunteers that have offered specialized support and are valued advisors to our program currently include:

Alice Buckley, volunteer and donor

Jim Buckley and Patty Kelly, advisors and donors

Phung Huynh, guest artist, advisor, and donor

Samantha Fields, guest artist and faculty mentor, CSUN


We are a research project of the California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), University Enterprises Corporation.

Our primary partner is CSUSB with special support from the College of Arts and Letters, the Department of Art, the Office of Community Engagement, the Office of Student Research, the Office of the President, and the Career Center.

Our institutional partners in CDCR include:

California Institution for Men (CIM)

California Institution for Women (CIW)

California Institution at Los Angeles County (LAC).

Inmate-sponsored arts groups:

The Facility C Art Group (CIM)

The Progressive Art Group (LAC)

The Visionary Arts Group (LAC)

Additional Partners:

California State University, Northridge

Antelope Valley College

About Us

The Prison Arts Collective works to expand access to the transformative power of the arts through collaboration and mutual learning that supports the development of self-expression, reflection, communication, and empathy through providing multidisciplinary arts programming in correctional institutions.

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