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Researching Mass Incarceration and Prison Abolition: Art

A research guide created by Brooklyn Law School's librarians to assist those who wish to identify resources on mass incarceration and prison abolition. This guide highlights selected New York-specific events and sources.

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Hilarie M. Sheets, From Prison to the Art Gallery (Sept. 22, 2022)

Article subtitle: Formerly incarcerated artists [a group who exhibited their work in Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration] are making waves in the collecting world, hoping to create pathways, and dignity, for their peers.

Rya Vallabhaneni, ‘Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration’ comes to campus, Brown Daily Herald (Sept. 19, 2022)

Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (ebook) by Nicole R. Fleetwood - described in the Books box on the right of this page.


Daniel Grant, U.S. Government Withholds Art Made by Detainees at Guantánamo Bay, The Art Newspaper (Oct. 31, 2022)

Article subtitle: Five years ago, a landmark exhibition of art created by detainees began touring the U.S. But a government U-turn has blocked works from leaving the prison, raising the question: whose art is it?

Adam Bradley, The Artists Taking on Mass Incarceration, N.Y. Times Style Magazine (Aug. 11, 2022)

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Books (available through BLS Library)