The new documentary Belly of the Beast is an investigation into modern-day eugenics in the US.
The Miami Herald has obtained extensive, disturbing footage of daily life inside a Florida prison, all captured by inmate Scott Whitney over four years.
The new directive would not only have drastically restricted the number of books available to inmates, but also prohibited them from receiving warm clothes like hoodies and any fresh produce.
Under a new policy, prisoner access to books, warm clothing, and healthy food (among other things) will be severely restricted.
From May 23 to 25, Sherrill Roland will be on-site, hoping to facilitate more open dialogues about the US criminal justice system.
When I walked into the Greene Space for Creative Capital’s first Creative Conversations event — focused on artists who make work about criminal justice and the prison system — I felt a little skeptical.
Some of the portraits seem fit for the walls of a boardroom; others, the display tables of sketch artists on a boardwalk.
Beginning in his early twenties, Gil Batle spent two decades in and out of five California prisons, mostly for fraud and forgery of documents from IDs to checks and credit cards.
The US prison system is one of the world’s great shames.
From a certain angle, the premise seems almost cruel: invite prisoners on death row to design their own memorials — ways for them to be remembered after they’ve been executed.
CHICAGO — It was a broiling Midwestern day, the kind Chicago is famous for.
DETROIT — The US is the only country in the world that sentences children to life without parole, also known as “natural life,” for crimes they committed before they could quit school, drive, or vote.