Prison is a Pandemic by Joseph Dole

Prison is a Pandemic Mixed Media Poster by Joseph Dole

Acrylic Paint, Ink, Permanent Markers, and Watercolors

Joseph Dole K84446, Stateville Correctional Center, PO Box 112, Joliet, IL 60434

[Image description: The image centers around a Black man in a burgundy graduation cap and gown with a yellow sash. He has blue eyes, black beard and a mustache. He stands in green grass in front of the black bars of a gate. Along the top and bottom of the gate is barbed wire. There is a bent bar in the gate being propped open by a book that says “Philosophy” on the spine. Within the barbed wire on the bottom of the fence is another book that says “Law” on the spine. Behind the bars are also a variety of white crosses. Across the fence are the letters, “D.O.C.” The following text surround the image: “Prison is a pandemic,” “People are Potential,” and “Decarcerate.”]