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Artwork behind bars helps female inmates to cope, grow


December 22, 2019

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Leora Sommer credits drawing for keeping her out of trouble, allowing for her early release from the state's prison for women.

Sommer was released in October after serving two years for driving under the influence while her license was suspended for a previous DUI. While incarcerated, she took to drawing, something Sommer says she could focus on for hours, the Arizona Daily Star reports.

Sommer's art is now part of a monthlong exhibit at Coffee X Change, 6841 E. Camino Principal. The artwork by women from the Perryville prison complex in Goodyear is for sale. Prices r...

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