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Prison = Slavery
Maker: Jesus Barraza; Justseeds
Date Made: Date Unknown
Place Made: United States: California, Oakland
Measurements: 61 cm x 30.6 cm; 24 in x 12 1/16 in
Main Subject: Political Prisoners
Materials: Matte paper (fiber product)
I sincerely hope your campaign will inspire some hope among our youth to struggle for a better future. I am, however, concerned that your recent statement on the Sean Bell verdict, in which the New York police officers who fired 50 shots at a young man on the eve of his wedding were acquitted of crimi- nal [criminal] charges, displays a rather myopic view of the law. Until the law is harnessed to protect the victims of state violence and racism, it will serve as an instrument of repression, just as the slave codes functioned to sustain and legitimize an inhuman institution. In a letter to Obama - Lenoard [sic Leonard] Peltier Prison = Slavery
Acquisition Number: 2009-083
Part of the Just Seeds Portfolio Project 2008 titled "Voices from Outside: Artists Against the Prison Industrial Complex". Done in honor of Critical Resistance’s 10th anniversary.
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.