A Portrait of Prisons: the Justice Arts Coalition

by Niall Walker

"This is about communities and healing and finding new ways of addressing harm that are not punitive"

A selection of the incarcerated artists working within the Justice Arts Coalition

The Justice Arts Coalition is a network of activists, arts practitioners and incarcerated artists across North America. For our 7th Issue, Solitude, we spoke to Wendy Jason and Jhenna El-Sawaf about Covid, the killing of George Floyd, and providing hope for artists inside.

‘LAW AND ORDER!’ was one of former President Trump’s most prolific tweets. As unmarked federal agents attempted to suffocate the largest movement for social justice in a generation, that tweet, with its aggressive capitalisation, is a reflection of the violence that spread last year from Washington throughout the country.