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NYC Prison Cell Installed In SoHo

NYC Prison Cell Installed In SoHo
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A life-size replica is displayed on the streets of SoHo, NYC as part of an exhibit to raise awareness about the US prison system.

Michael Ellenbogen
  • 1 november 2012

Created by artist Jessica Feldman and meant to mimic the living conditions of inmates on Rikers Island jail (NYC), a 5 foot tall by 15 foot wide prison cell will be placedĀ in Petrosino Square in the Manhattan neighborhood of SoHo. The replica will be equipped with a video displaying a film of prisoners, meant to simulate the living conditions of inmates. Three people will be able to fit inside at a time to see what it would really be like to be incarcerated.

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Jessica Feldman

 

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