MADE IN the USA*




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)



cover/contents  

foreward


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. 



afterword






upasti basappa | upasti.basappa@gmail.com