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Have Women Become That Much More Dangerous?

ID Number: 25028
Maker: Scott Boylston; Bony Toruño; Two Brothers Custom Silkscreen; Center for the Study of Political Graphics
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 2006
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 66.9 cm x 50.2 cm; 26 5/16 in x 19 3/4 in
Main Subject: Prisons & Prisoners; Women
Materials: Paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
1980 2005 Have Women Become That Much More Dangerous? or is the real problem with our prison system? heed the symptoms, then help fix the system = 1,000 women imprisoned in the United States ACWIP Action Committee for Women in Prison 626.710.7543 / (c) S. Boylston Women in Prison, Scott Boylston, Savannah, GA, 2006 * Produced for Prison Nation---Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex, an exhibition from the Center for the Study of Political Graphics Use of this poster was donated to promote the work of Action Committee for Women in Prison. Printing donated by Bony Toruño of Two Brothers Custom Silkscreen. Prison Nation was funded in part by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles

Acquisition Number: 2006-078

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

Exhibition Annotation:
Scott Boylston originally made this poster in 2003, but was asked to update it for the Action Committee for Women in Prison. In 2003 there were 100,000 women in prison. Two years later there were 140,000. Here is his response to the new information he found: .... "My job of updating the information graphics of the poster was sobering, and it goes right to the heart of why graphics can be so compelling... Just redesigning it made the increase in female inmates from 2003 to 2005 disturbingly concrete. I hate to think what a poster like this will look like in five years..." Scott Boylston, Savannah, Georgia, 2006

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