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Maker: Derek Luciani
Technique: digital print
Date Made: 2006
Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Measurements: 76.3 cm x 50.7 cm; 30 1/16 in x 19 15/16 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product)
In America, Prisons have become the Primary Mental Health Facilities.
Acquisition Number: 2006-059
Designing posters for "Prison Nation" was a class project under Chaz Maviyane-Davies at Massachusetts College of Art, 2006
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.
From the mid-1950s to the late 1990s, many mental health institutions throughout the U.S. were closed leaving patients with no access to mental health care. As a result of this policy, called “deinstitutionalization,” many of these individuals end up in the criminal justice system. In 2006, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reported that 56% of state prisoners, 45% of federal prisoners and 64% of jail inmates had mental health issues.