‘The Long Term’ uses art to connect Stateville prisoners to the outside world


“A lot of people don’t think about how long-term sentencing creates a long-term struggle for freedom and a long-term loss in communities.”

When people think of prisoners, they often think of people who committed horrible crimes and deserve to rot away in jail. They’re less likely to think about the emotional, familial, and social consequences of long-term sentences, some as lengthy as 70 or 80 years.…

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