Thursday, February 2, 2012

Prison Art and Craft

As a prison librarian I witnessed some beautiful art work that inmates created.  Some pieces  are sent home to families as a way of earning  income, others are displayed in various sections of the prison including the library.  In cases where they are allowed,  inmates participate in community events.  For instance when I visited Eastern Correctional Institution, officers and inmates were preparing  the float in the photos below,  for a community event.  In case you ask, No, the inmates do not get to go on the Floats.  They spend their time inside the fence creating the art work and the institution's representatives do the PR.

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