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San Francisco

The same day I moved into the new apartment, I had a trip planned to SF – one of my most favourite cities in the US. 417 more words


Auditor General: Inmates spend more time behind bars

Canada’s auditor general says hundreds of inmates from maximum- and medium-security penitentiaries are being dumped back into communities across the country, rather than being gradually reintegrated into society to ensure they don’t violently reoffend. 549 more words


10 Worst U.S. Prisons: The Plate Collection

My idea is to tie the history of solitary confinement at Eastern State Penitentiary with the present conditions of the American penal system. The inspiration for my installation came upon seeing a photo of the Dessert Plate, created at the Rihouet Factory in Paris, circa 1838, which was part of a larger collection of souvenir plates that presented contemporary images of Philadelphia tourist attractions.  288 more words

Exhibition Work


This place is phenomenal…now.  You would not have been saying that when it opened as a prison for French convicts back in 1852.  To borrow words from A. 227 more words


Development in Boise’s East Foothills and Castle Rock (1950-1975)

In the 1940’s and 50’s, the introduction of cars into cities began changing development drastically. Cars allowed people to live further away from where they worked, and bulldozers allowed people to build on hillsides and other previously unusable plots of land. 1,082 more words


Eastern State

In 1787, a group of well-known and powerful Philadelphians convened in the home of Benjamin Franklin. The members of The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons expressed growing concern with the conditions in American and European prisons. 3,249 more words

Joe Giudice Speaks About Teresa's Life Behind Bars

Teresa Giudice is almost three months into her 15-month prison sentence for bankruptcy fraud. Her husband Joe is home with their four daughters before his time in the pen begins. 184 more words