the thing > a coffee table book that explores the prison industrial system and its sprawling influence.
excerpts below, the whole book here
the team >
connor noh (CW), jesse lane (AD)



section one: the prison binge traces the evolution of slavery post-abolition. From convict leasing, and chain-ganging, to the modern day prison indusrtrial system.

section two: color matters uses greyscale to underscore how race shifts perception.

section three: incarceration inc. tells the stories of brands that have used prison labor in their supply chains, by intervening on their ads.

section four: made for prison casts a light on the realities of life in prison through the lens of fictional products. Below; The Visa Debt Card and Pruneax Prison Wine.  

section five: profiled explores stories from deep inside the system and their implications. Warren Demesme’s case for instance raises questions about the politics of language.

section six: ALEC is laid out as an excel spreadsheet to underscore the lobbying outfit’s vast influence across industry and government. 


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