July 14, 2020: Wildfires, firefighters, mass incarceration, and prison labor.

Looking at the 6’x 9’ sculpture of a solitary confinement cell sitting in the smoke of the fires is also to see an urgent question—a reckoning— emerge. When prisoners are called state “resources,” what are the connections between mass incarceration, our overflowing prisons, and the state's need for labor of this sort?