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Exhibition Guide

The posters in Prison Nation cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration including: the racial disparity in sentencing, the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, women’s right to self defense, access to education and health care, the growing rate of incarceration, slave labor, divestment, privatization, torture, and re-entry into the community. They show the power of art to educate and inspire.  


Note: Images appear in the order intended for exhibition display. Prison Nation is available as a traveling exhibition using laminated, digital reproductions or the original vintage posters. Please contact us for more information on bringing an exhibition to your institution

To view the full Prison Nation exhibition with annotations, browse the publication below. Use the toolbar to navigate between pages, view fullscreen, and search annotations for key words and phrases.


Press Coverage for Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex

The Breakthrough of Students Against Mass Incarceration, The Guardian-UCSD, San Diego, California, USA, December 2, 2013

There's Power in These Posters, Cindy Chang, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, CA, USA, April 6, 2006

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