NYC Prison Cell Installed In SoHo

NYC Prison Cell Installed In SoHo

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

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