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Shining a Light on Life Behind Bars
“The Writing on the Wall” art installation lets incarcerated people speak for themselves.
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.
November 29, 2018
Working Their Way Home from Prison
Brian L. Frank photographs young men in a California prison camp and on their journeys to freedom.
Brian L. Frank
October 24, 2018
When You’re the Only Cop in Town
A photographer follows three lone officers who deal with drugs, domestic violence and wayward bears in their communities.
October 4, 2018
The Prison Portraits
A Pennsylvania artist draws hundreds of fellow inmates to show the scale of mass incarceration.
September 26, 2018
A Daily Fight for Control
Two sisters reach for recovery from addiction in jail.