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“Spaces of Detention” Takes You Inside the Facilities That Criminalize Undocumented Immigrants
Photographer, artist and anthropologist Cinthya Santos-Briones partners with formerly detained immigrants to shine a light on the insular “architecture of punishment” in New Jersey.
“Philly D.A.”: Larry Krasner’s First Term, Under a Lens
A documentary examines the Philadelphia prosecutor’s efforts to bring about criminal justice reform — and the pushback he’s received along the way.
“Stranger Fruit”: Black Mothers and the Fear of Police Brutality
Jon Henry's photography project seeks to convey the impact of police violence on Black families.
Spotlighting the Ingenuity of Artists Behind Bars
On exhibit at MoMA PS1, “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Incarceration” is a rich exploration of how artists adapt to limited materials and endless time.
June 13, 2020
Shining a Light on Life Behind Bars
“The Writing on the Wall” art installation lets incarcerated people speak for themselves.
June 3, 2020
Masks On, Fists Up: Scenes from New York City’s Protests Against Police Violence
Some of the city’s most famous streets, emptied by the pandemic, fill with demonstrators and police in riot gear.
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December 24, 2019
Today Was a Good Day
Tammara McCoy’s three children—and her 4-year-old granddaughter—trekked to Bedford Hills Correctional Facility to celebrate the holidays with her. An intimate look at their bittersweet visit.
November 25, 2019
How This Prison Collaborated on a Larger-Than-Life Work of Art
French artist JR worked with California prisoners to create his latest installation.
September 20, 2019
Where Art and Rural Incarceration Meet
Artist Jesse Krimes’s latest work uses a corn maze and quilts to address increasing incarceration rates in small-town America.
April 22, 2019
Drawing from Memory: A Former Prisoner Creates Art from Pain and Loss
Vincent Nardone’s work is on view at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Connecticut.