The results are arresting, as the writers, who are also men in prison, make anonymous images their own, speaking out of their own experiences, bringing insights and empathy that no outside critic or art historian could.
Can Iowa Prevent Prisoners from Accessing and Creating Nude Art?
Inmates are challenging a state statute that bans images of nudity in prison — even those found in art, literature, and medical journals.
Portrayals of Prisoners Complicate Stereotypes and Implicate the US
The images and art works that make up this exhibition — mostly vernacular and documentary photographs — restore dignity to their subjects by restoring nuance to their stories.
Objects Made by Prisoners, from Soap Sculptures to Pendants
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum in Geneva has a collection of over 360 objects made by prisoners from over 60 countries.
The Products of Forced Labor in US Prisons
What I saw when I stepped from the elevator and entered the hush of the Artists Space gallery was barely anything: a red raincoat on the wall, some honey-colored wood benches that looked as if they belonged in a courtroom, and some odd steel contraptions on the floor.
Stories from Prison, Set Inside a Fiction
Prison plays an ambivalent role in the imagination of many white Americans.