Art Therapy: Staff supervised art program which offers morning and afternoon classes, five days per week. Classes are offered in all art modalities. This program is geared toward the special needs patient population at the State Hospital.
Chess Club: Staff supervised program where inmates learn how to play chess, tournaments are also held. This program provides a structured environment where chess enthusiasts from beginners to advanced players can learn more about the aspects of the game.
Greenhouse and/or Garden Program: Staff supervised program during which inmates grow flowers and vegetables in designated individual garden plots. In some institutions volunteers provide basic horticultural education and/or the produce grown is donated to local charities.
Intramural Community Basketball Program: Both staff supervised and volunteer facilitated program. Volunteers, through members of the Raynham Athletic Club, provide inmates/patients an opportunity for interaction with the community through recreational activities. In addition the program promotes the practice of team sportsmanship.
Music Program: Staff supervised program that enables participants to learn basic music theory, comprehension and practice. Inmates join bands to rehearse and perform. In cell use of instruments varies among facilities. It is often limited to those inmates that can be utilized with headphones and do not disrupt the housing unit.
Newsletter/Journalism Course: Vendor facilitated program that teaches fundamental writing, formatting and publication skills. A newsletter, written and printed by inmates, is published four times per year.
Weekly Scrabble Group: Staff supervised program where inmates learn how to play scrabble, competitions are also held. This program provides a structured environment where scrabble enthusiasts from beginners to advanced players can learn more about the aspects of the game.
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