Is this what justice looks like?

The mock prison cell that we set up on May Day, 2012.

Last spring we set up a mock prison cell as a way to begin challenging popular assumptions about prisons. We encouraged people to ask themselves, “does knowing that prisons exist make me feel safe?” This is, after all, what we are told that their purpose is.

Many, many thanks to Decolonize PDX for a wealth of inspiration related to this project!  We are scheming about its continuation in the form of a more extensive art exhibit that focuses on the theme of questioning.

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