About the Video
Photos and videos taken by inmates are rarely seen by the general public. However, the impact of COVID-19 on the federal prison system is causing prisoner to risk going public. This highlight video analyzes photo illustrations from Federal Correctional Institutions in Ohio and Michigan. Published by VICE
as part of a collaboration with the Marshall Project, the screenshots and accompanying video are both an indictment of the prison system and a testament to self-preservation.
For this discussion, we’re pleased to be joined by writer, curator and educator, Pete Brook. As the publisher of the photo blog, Prison Photography
, Pete is one of the foremost experts on photography and incarceration. Michael, Cara and Pete discuss the unique presentation of the images and the shocking first hand look into the prison system’s mishandling of COVID-19.
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