This week, an exhibit of some of the photos opens in Brooklyn. Info on the exhibit can be found here. A list of the requests from prisoners—both filled and unfilled— can be found here. A few examples of requests:
I would like to see the downtown Chicago or the lake of Chicago it will bring me happiness to see a real nice picture of the downtown. Please! A good place to eat or too You know! Nice cars! I been lockup for 17 long year!
I would like to see any Egyptian Artifacts… I enjoy history, culture and advances in civilization that is a part of this Ancient Empires greatness.
Additional instructions: No I am grateful for these services.
This person (whose picture I have sent) = my mother standing in front of a mansion, or big castle with a bunch of money on the ground. Or if you can’t do that, than substitution is a big mansion or castle with a bunch of money in front of it and a black Hummer parked in front of it.
[Photo by Laurie Jo Reynolds and Chris X]