America: Together, Apart > Works

Solitary, USA
Solitary, USA
Oil on Canvas
48 x 60 inches
2014

In 2013, federal investigators found that the Pennsylvania Prison system overused solitary confinement especially in the cases of prisoners with known mental illnesses. 70% of prison suicides occur in solitary confinement and prisoners with severe mental illness were found to be more than twice as likely to be held in solitary. We are placing those most likely to harm themselves in a place most likely to provoke them to do so. Welcome to Bedlam, PA.